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Learning to live right: Rebuilding a broken life through faith

July 1, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

With the help of friends, Mark Foss got on his feet after his release from his third prison term. He got back to carpentry, this time as a sober man who kept himself going with religion, not speed.
He started a business and got some jobs to earn some cash. He went to the people he hurt and offered his apologies and vowed to make something of the rest of his life. Continue Reading

Learning to live right

June 25, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

A beaten Mark Foss figured he’d finally found rock bottom in the back of a police car in April 2002, heading to prison for the third time. He was wearing state-issue clothes and chains on his hands and feet with all those hazy memories from years of drinking, drugging, dealing and deceiving clouding his mind. Continue Reading

Turning men’s lives around

August 23, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

This Saturday, from 2 to 5 p.m., members of the community will have the opportunity to support a cause while enjoying live music, fresh food and good company at the LifeRight Outreach center in Alexandria. Continue Reading

Recovering addict speaks at prison

October 28, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

Behind the walls of the Stillwater Prison, Mark Foss could sense a feeling of heaviness and a lack of hope. Continue Reading