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SAXE AND DRAKES BRANCH NEWS

Happy birthday wishes to March 28: Sheila Barksdale, Halifax; March 29: Latonia Hicks, Richmond; Jackie Foster, Clover; Hagood Duffie, Saxe; Linda Hart, Keysville; Loretta Jefferson, Meherrin; March 30: Janias Randolph, Phenix; Keynan Copeland, Hopewell; March 31: April Jenkins, Taro; Rhonda Jenkins Adnew, Farmville; Leslie Gee, Las Vegas, Nevada; Hattie J. McCargo, Red Oak; Karen Gregory Williams, Glen Allen; April 1: Phyllis Gee, Charlotte Court House; Naisha Carter, Keysville; Rosa Spencer, Charlotte Court House; April 2: Marcus Pete Jenkins, Meherrin; Jaiden Freeman, Washington D.C.; Terry Walton, Saxe; Brenda Walton, Saxe; April 3: Carley Thompson, Atlanta Georgia; James Cox, Meherrin. Wish all of you many more happy birthdays. Happy birthday.

Congratulations to Malachi Gamble, age 10, on making Allstate in basketball. Malachi is the son of Sondra Gamble and James Smith of Charlotte Court House.

Congratulations to K’Shawn Spencer for winning the tournament in basketball. He is the son of Tameka Freeman and grandson of Virginia and Paul Hamlett Saxe.

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

Thought for the week — make time for people who make you feel extra special.

DEDICATION

Dreams and dedication are a powerful combination. We all have dreams, but in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort. If you want to learn a thing, read that. If you want to know a thing write that. If you want to master a thing, teach that.

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