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SAXE AND DRAKES BRANCH NEWS

Cassandra ‘Sandy’ Brogdon, Jan. 6, Pamplin; Leon Mosley, Jan. 8, Clover; Dequane Morton, Jan. 8, Charlotte Court House; Selena Wilmouth, Jan. 8, Drakes Branch; Sammie Davis, Jan. 9, Hampton; Pauline J. Foster, Jan. 9, Richmond; Mariah Johnson, Jan. 9, Keysville. I wish each of you many more happy birthdays. Happy birthday!

Anniversary wishes to Barbara and Ralph Foster, Sr., Jan. 8, Randolph, 54 years of marriage and Zack and Diana Foster Edwards, Jan. 8, Richmond, 42 years of marriage. I wish all of you many more happy years of marriage and God’s blessings. Happy anniversary.

Get well wishes to all of the sick and shut-in. 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 family of Berman Brown of Saxe you have our deepest sympathy.

Thought for the week: A few nights worries can help a person a lot more than you think.

NEW YEAR

Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning, but a going on. With all the wisdom that can instill in us, we will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.

Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go. One resolution I have made and try always to keep is to rise above the little things. Let go of the old year, let’s bring in the new year with peace and love.

Happy New Year to all of you. I wish for all of you a better and brand-new year of joy.

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