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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Springfield Missouri Honors Marianna Girl

Stacey Peacock Schultz is selected among “Twenty Most Influential Women” in Springfield’s Business Journal By Sid Riley

A young businesswoman with strong Jackson County roots is doing well in Springfield, Missouri.  She graduated from Marianna High School as Stacey Peacock in the class of  1986, then attended Chipola Junior College before transferring and graduating from Auburn University.  She is the daughter of Bill and Gloria Peacock of Marianna, and granddaughter of Norma Peacock and the deceased Edwin Peacock, also of Marianna, and Woodrow and Elizabeth Porter of Campbellton.  She and her husband Russ live in Springfield.  She has two stepsons, Dan and David.

Stacey enjoyed a very successful career working with the Springfield area American Cancer Society.  Through her efforts and the local volunteers she solicited, the Springfield RELAY FOR LIFE fund raiser grew to the tenth largest in the nation. 

Her demonstrated success with the American Cancer Society led to her opportunity to become Operations Director for Project Hope in 2005.  This organization is a non-denominational Christian based service directed to meeting the physical and spiritual needs of the impoverished people of Nicaragua.

Earlier this year, her father, Bill Peacock and sister, Dana Torbett, joined a 47 person mission team she was co-leading to build 25 new homes near Managua.  Hearing her father announce to the group that he was Stacey’s father, and he was tremendously proud of her and the work she was doing for the Lord, was one of her proudest moments, she stated.

Editor’s Note:  This is an excellent example of how the results of  being raised in a good, Christian home in Jackson County can extend goodness and caring for fellow man throughout the world.  We can be proud of Stacey and her accomplishments.

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