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Southwest Texas Sacred Harp Singing Convention

Littlevine Primitive Baptist Church, Austin, Texas

October 28-29, 2000

Saturday, October 28

The fall meeting of the Southwest Texas Sacred Harp Singing Convention met on the fifth weekend of October at Littlevine Primitive Baptist Church in Austin, Texas. Chairman Leon Ballinger called the class to order at 9:30 a.m. by leading song on page 32t. Rev. Verlon Stiefel of Fyffe, Alabama offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Leon Ballinger 59; Secretary Pat Blundell 40; Dick Steil 72, 39; Emmie Morris 112, 189; Kevin Powell 536, 239; Catherine Rogan 276, 222; Al Rogers 63, 575; Fr. Ronald Baker 148, 508; Sue Hanson 49t, 142; Bruce Coates 571, 572; Beth Todd 68t, 505; Frank Price 135, 573; Edith Owen 511t, 511b.

Leon Ballinger appointed Gary Rogan, Beverly Coates, and B.E. Matthews as the Memorial Committee.


Vice Chair Mike Moseley brought the class back to order leading songs on pages 270 and 171. Leaders: Tom Owen 543b, 183; Doris Hanks 444, 442t; Bernard Collard 287, 300; Ophelia Matthews 82, 447t; Joe Todd 125, 137; Amanda Owen 371, 411; David Yeager 49b, 143; Gary Rogan 132, 567; Sarah Coates 522, 76b; Dale Redmon, Jr. 514, 274; Beverly Coates 38b, 421; Gaylon Powell 552, 240. Kent Singleton offered prayer for lunch.


Mike Moseley brought the afternoon session to order leading song on page 290. Leaders: John Baker 120, 101b; Cheryl Foreman 497, 470; Robert Handel 230b, 268b; Mary Bachmann 225t, 38t; Tom Owen “Beulah Land” (by special request) (arranged in four note style by Olivia Powell); Olivia Powell 168, 450; Scott Curran 73t, 186; Myra Palmer 110, 203; Morris Nelms 79, 159; Jeb Owen 99, 559; George Jones 513t, 558b; Diane Ross 155, 434.


Leon Ballinger brought the class to order leading song on page 217. Leaders: David Polacheck 47b, 324; Terre Schill 102, 134; H.P. O’Mary 335, 343b; Curtis Owen 149, 372; Mark Richards and son, Zachary Richards 45, 39; Vivian Rogan 100, 507b; John Morris 98, 163t, Reed Coates 129, 212; Donald Ross 90, 93; B.E. Matthews and Verlon Stiefel 395b, 563; Ryan Ross 500, 329.

Leon Ballinger and Mike Moseley led song on page 282 as the closing song. Curtis Owen dismissed the class with prayer.

Sunday, October 29

The Sunday morning session was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Chairman Leon Ballinger leading song on page 87. Judge Don Ross offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Leon Ballinger 422b; Mike Moseley 442; Pat Blundell 505t; John Morris 36b; Diane Ross 168; Bruce Coates 312; Myrl Jones 142; Ryan Ross and Kara Dolan 196; Emmie Morris 215; Jeb Owen 216; Liz Rogan 203; Mary Bachmann 478; Reed Coates 222; Cheryl Foreman 63; Robert Handel 36t; Mrya Palmer 414; B.E. Matthews and Joyce Sandlin 578 (Joyce Sandlin signed the words); Terre Schill and Donna McClure 112; Zack Rogan 143; Mary Stiefel 220; Curtis Owen 198; Amanda Owen 182.


Mike Moseley brought the class to order leading song on page 76b. Leaders: Joe Todd 375; Vivian Rogan 484b; Morris Nelms 365; Verlon Stiefel 511t, 511b; Sarah Coates 192; Bernard Collard 427; Martha Aiken 324; David Yeager 451b; Beth Todd 89; David Polacheck 288; Beverly Coates 392; Dick Steil 268t; Olivia Powell 235; Scott Curran 189; Doris Hanks 384; Don Ross 423; Catherine Rogan 186; Al Rogers 449; Edith Owen 47t; Gaylon Powell 140.

Gary Rogan presented the memorial lesson and read from II Timothy 4:5-7. As the list of names for singers and friends that have passed away during the last year was read, those singers who were personal friends to the deceased rose in honor of their memory. Those remembered were: Judy Nieth, Vesta Ellis, Ed Craig, Lacy Leopard Taylor, and Christine Wilson Stolls—Texas; Vedie Edge Touchstone and Jack Smith—Georgia; Eugene Wakefield, Virgil Phillips, Ruby Phillips, and Marie Aldridge—Alabama; Susan Garber—Connecticut; Susan Fitch—Louisiana; Karen House—New York; David Terry Davis—Virginia. Beverly Coates led song on page 285t for the deceased.

B.E. Matthews led song on page 507 for the sick and shut-in singers who were not in attendance: Elder Billy Moseley, Mildred Edmonds, Alcie Craig, Verna Powell, James Day, Lorene Hutcheson, Francis Daniels, Ophelia Matthews, Viola Jones, Lawson Smith, Junior Smith, Marie Smith, and Pat Day—Texas; Jim Ballinger—Alabama; Bill Herthington—Oklahoma. The memorial was closed. Tom Owen offered the prayer for lunch.


Vice Chairman Mike Moseley called the class back to order for the afternoon session with song on page 376. Leaders: Kevin Powell 200; Dale Redmon, Jr. 540; Tom Owen 424; Gary Rogan 313; Mary Owen 145b; George Jones 369; Joyce Sandlin 571; Al Rogers 45t; Beth Todd 475; Morris Nelms and Mary Bachmann 393; Myra Palmer 522; Bernard Collard 217; Joe Todd 122; Myrl Jones 183; Jeb Owen 450; Reed Coates 331b; Terre Schill 406; John Morris 174; Cheryl Foreman 280; Bruce Coates 491; Emmie Morris 306; Robert Handel 336t; Dick Steil 358; Olivia Powell 128; David Polacheck 38b; Beverly Coates 489; Scott Curran 290; Catherine Rogan 171; Doris Hanks 515; Gaylon Powell 408; Pat Blundell 243t.

After announcements of future singings, the officers then closed the convention by leading song on page 62. Bruce Coates dismissed the class with prayer.

The spring 2001 meeting of the Southwest Texas Sacred Harp Singing Convention will be held at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church, Caldwell County, McMahan, Texas on the fifth weekend of April, April 28-29, 2001.

Chairman—Leon Ballinger; Vice Chairman—Mike Moseley; Secretary—Pat Blundell.