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SAXE AND DRAKES BRANCH NEWS

Happy belated birthday wishes to Earl Moore, Dec. 31, Wylliesburg; Sammie Davis, Jan. 9, Hampton; Pauline J. Foster, Jan. 9, Richmond and Mariah Johnson, Jan. 9, Keysville.

Happy birthday wishes to Dominic Garris, Jan. 10, Richmond; Frances F. Scott, Jan. 10, Roanoke; Jariva Pugh, Jan. 12, Texas; Matthew Glasscock, Jan. 12, Saxe; Juanita Davis Midgett, Jan. 12, Maryland; William Thompson, Jan. 12, Drakes Branch; Shelia Reed Watson, Jan. 15, Richmond.

I wish each of you many more happy birthdays. Happy birthday! Anniversary wishes to Ralph and Barbara Foster, Jan. 8, Randolph, 55 years of marriage. I wish you many more happy years together with 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 for a speedy 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. May God comfort each of you and bring you peace. You have our deepest sympathy. Sympathy to the family of Hazel Brogdon Randolph.

Thought for the week: Sometimes the easiest way to solve a problem is to stop participating in the problem.

BEAUTY

Order is the shape upon which beauty depends. The ability to see beauty is the beginning of our moral sensibility. You will not want to destroy your beauty.

Beauty is not in the face, beauty is a light in the heart. Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty. They merely move it from their faces into their hearts.

Beauty is indeed a gift from God. No beauty shines brighter than that of a good heart. Remember, what’s in your heart will show on your face.

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