Published 9:39 am Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Happy belated birthday wishes to Gerard Williams, Oct. 2, Atlanta; Scott Garnett, Oct.3, Randolph; Thema Fallen, Oct. 4, Keysville; Samiya Marie Williams, Oct. 4, North Carolina; Taj Malik Williams, Oct .5, North Carolina; Alice Vaughters, Oct. 5, South Boston; Mattie Pearl Smith, Oct. 5, Charlotte Court House; Taylor Reed Wilmouth, Oct. 6, Drakes Branch; David Bennet, Oct. 7, Scuffletown; Dustin Williams, Oct. 9; Wayne Inge, Oct. 9, Saxe; Chariyah Redd, Oct. 9, Phenix. I wish all of you a very happy birthday and many more to come. Happy birthday!

Anniversary wishes to Ann and Bennie Mosley, Oct. 3, Saxe; Lewis and Naisha Carter, Oct. 3, Keysville, six years. I wish all of you many more happy years together with God’s blessings.

Get well wishes to all of the sick and shut-in. I hope you all are well soon, up and about. You are in our prayers for a quick recovery get well soon. Sympathy to the family of Dinese Smith and the Wilson family.

Singing Stars Gospel Singers from Saxe will be celebrating their 28th anniversary on Oct. 28, at 3.p.m. at Central Middle School in Charlotte Court House. Different Groups and Choirs will take part. There is a donation at the door. Everyone is welcome to come.

Thought for the week: The moment you are ready to quit usually is the moment right before the miracle happens. Don’t give up.


Life is one of those precious fleeting gifts and everything can change in a heartbeat. They say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. Our only security is our ability to change. Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.

Change alone is eternal, perpetual and immortal. It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, although the people in them change so much.

It’s the most unhappy people who most fear change. Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. Things change and friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody. If you want to make enemies, try to change something. If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior.

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Virginia Freeman is a community columnist for the The Charlotte Gazette. She can be reached at vstars@