Published 9:36 am Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Happy birthday to Tina Seymore, July 25, Drakes Branch; Marie Dodge, July 26, Saxe; Roberta Holiday, July 27, Williamsburg; Jada Spraggs, July 27, Farmville; Kenya Holiday, July 29, Williamsburg; Kelcey Watson, July 29, Wylliesburg; Tawanda Jennings, July 29, Drakes Branch; Shornette Walton, July 30, Drakes Branch; Vincent Louis Thompson, July 30, Keysville; Laci Skelton, July 30, Red Oak; Sheneka Ferrell, July 31, Williamsburg; John Seymore, July 31, Appomattox. I wish all of you many more Happy birthdays. Happy birthday!

Get well wishes to all of the sick and shutin. I hope all of you are well soon, up and about. You are in our prayers and thoughts for a quick recovery. Sympathy to all of the families who lost a loved one recently. Our heartfelt prayers and good wishes go out to all of you in your time of need. Sympathy to the Gee family of Charlotte Court House and the Brodgon family of Charlotte Court House. All of you have our deepest sympathy.

Thought for the week: Never forget who was there for you when no one else was.


Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. Each time you are honest and conduct yourself with honesty, a success force will drive you toward greater success. Each time you lie, there is a strong force pushing you toward failure.

Honest hearts produce honest actions. I have found that honesty is the best technique I can use. Right up front, tell people what you’re trying to accomplish and what you’re willing to sacrifice to accomplish it.

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Virginia Freeman is a community columnist for The Columnist Gazette. She can be reached at