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SAXE AND DRAKES BRANCH NEWS

Happy Birthday wishes to Alexis Davis, of Randolph on Feb. 21; Jennifer Wilburn Williams, of North Carolina; Joseph ‘Joey’ Wilborn, of South Boston; Wilhelmina Vandyke, of Randolph and Jennie Brodgon all on Feb. 22;

Marvin Vaughters, of Red Oak; Keith Spencer, of Charlotte Court House; Michelle Ferrell, of Keysville; Gabriel Freeman of Allingtion and Michelle Jenkins of Tampa, Florida all on Feb. 23; Derrick Pugh of Charlotte Court House and Carlos Jr. Venable of Randolph both on Feb. 26.

Your life is like a treasure hunt you’ve reached less than halfway and you still have many treasures to reach. Happy Birthday!

Get well wishes to all of the sick and shut-in. Hope you are well soon, up and about. You are in our prayers.

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. You have our deepest sympathy.

Anniversary wishes to Michael and Mildred Culpeper on Feb. 23 celebrating 34 years. Wish you many more happy years together with God’s Blessings. Happy Anniversary.

Thought for the week: Don’t let your ears witness what your eyes didn’t see. Don’t let your mouth speak what your heart doesn’t feel.

GOALS

In life, as in football, you won’t go far unless you know where the goalposts are. What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there. Everyone has goals, aspirations or whatever, and everybody has been at a point in their life where nobody believed in them. Stay focused, go after your dreams and keep moving toward your goals. Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his or her goals.

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