Lucy Barnes begins another round of chemotherapy treatments at Hematology Oncology Cancer Center in Starkville. (Photo by Gwen Sisson)
She hopes that by sharing her cancer journey, she can be a source of light and hope to someone who may be struggling.
And with a lot of encouragement from a lot of friends, family and Facebook followers, Lucy Barnes has written her story in a new book titled, “A Godly Woman Walking in Indescribable Faith.” She will have a book signing Saturday from 12-2 p.m. at Blue 22 (formerly Beef O’Brady’s) and Sunday at Second Baptist Church, where she will share her testimony during the morning worship services, beginning at 11 a.m. The book is also available at www.gillcopublishing.com.
In addition to the book signings this weekend, she will be a special guest on the Tammie Tubbs Show on WEPH at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday of next week. Continue reading
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