She never misses a year. Even in a year when she has struggled with the return of breast cancer and a round of powerful chemotherapy.
Marie Mason usually leads a team from Second Baptist Church of Starkville to help raise money for the American Cancer Society through the Oktibbeha County Relay For Life. She loves it. She is passionate about leading by example and giving back. Mason said if people can see that she can keep moving forward with a good attitude, it may give others hope.
She quotes her favorite Bible verse, “The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?” from Proverbs 18:14.
“I love going and doing something worthwhile,” Mason said about Relay for Life. “It is important to keep moving forward.”
“Marie is a true inspiration,” said Caleb Rich, one of the organizers for the 2017 Oktibbeha County Relay for Life. “She has always been a person who put other’s needs before her own. Her leadership as the team captain for the Second Baptist Church team inspired the team to step up in a big way for her as she’s been going through treatment again. Marie Mason is truly the heart of what Relay for Life is about.”
And even though Mason did not lead a team this year, many volunteers in Oktibbeha County dedicated this year’s Relay for Life in her honor. As usual, she was there, but not leading a team. For Mason, this year has been reminiscent of a time 24 years ago, when she first discovered breast cancer. Continue reading
Lindsey Wiseman and Rev. Joseph Stone will join Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman, Oktibbeha County Supervisor Marvell Howard and Mississippi Senator Gary Jackson as guest speakers at Starkville’s Observance of the 2016 National Day of Prayer. This year’s event will be at noon May 5 at the Starkville Sportsplex Activities Room. Come join us for a time to prayer for our community, our state and our nation.
While it is important to pray for the community and its leaders every day, Starkville’s Observance of the National Day of Prayer will be a special time for residents to come together as a group to pray for our community, our state and our nation.
Starkville’s observance of the National Day of Prayer is set for noon May 7 at the Starkville Sportsplex. The public is invited to attend.
As part of this year’s event, community leaders will share their personal testimony of the importance of prayer in eight key areas of every community, including government, military, business, media, family, church, education and healthcare. Continue reading
Rev. Joseph Stone of Second Baptist Church of Starkville will serve as one of eight speakers at Starkville’s Observance of The National Day of Prayer.
Make plans to join us and hear Rev. Stone speak about the importance of prayer for families. Starkville’s Observance of The National Day of Prayer is set for noon May 7 at the Starkville Sportsplex. It will be a special time for the community to come together as a group to pray for Starkville, Oktibbeha County, the State of Mississippi and the nation.
For more information about the Starkville’s Observance of the National Day of Prayer, contact Gwen Sisson at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about The National Day of Prayer, go to http://www.nationaldayofprayer.org.
Voice of the people: Gwen Sisson
May 5, 2014 9:58:14 AM
I would like to thank the Starkville community for the wonderful turnout at this year’s Starkville observance of the National Day of Prayer. I would like to thank our speakers: Mayor Parker Wiseman, Rev. Joseph Stone, Rev. Giles Lindley, Marvell Howard, Dr. Paul Miller, Dr. Paul Ruff, Michelle Lowe and Sen. Gary Jackson, for the incredible job they did sharing their personal perspectives on prayer. I would also like to thank Tom Jenkins who set the tone for the day’s event with his musical talents.
What a wonderful time we had this week. It was a wonderful opportunity to unite for a time of prayer for Starkville, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi and the United States. Communities throughout the nation also took time out of their busy schedules to pray together. It was a special way to unite the community and the nation, and I am very happy to be part of such a special event.
I would also like to thank Michelle Tehan of The Biscuit Shop, Lynette McDougald of University Florist, Jay Yates at The Veranda, Carolyn Abadie of the BookMart and Cafe, Vicki Leach of Miss Vicki’s Custom Cuisine, Arma Ruth DeLaCruz of Eat With Us Group, Katharine Hewlett of the Palmer Home for Children and Wendy Brewer of Starkville Flooring for their donations to the event. Thank y’all so much!
If you were unable to join us, you truly missed a special blessing. Please make plans to join us next year on the first Thursday in May for Starkville’s observance of the National Day of Prayer.
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Rev. Joseph Stone of Second Baptist Church of Starkville will be one of eight speakers at Starkville’s observance of the National Day of Prayer.
This year’s observance is set for noon, May 1 at the Starkville Sportsplex. The public is invited to attend.
Rev. Stone will be discussing the importance of prayer for families as part of this year’s observance. Continue reading