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Northwest Arkansas Shiloh Singers, Fall Session

First United Methodist Church, Springdale, Arkansas

Saturday, October 25, 2008

The Northwest Arkansas Singing, Fall Session, was called to order by Syd Caldwell leading 60. Bill Caldwell offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Syd Caldwell; Secretary—Katy Black.

Leaders: Syd Caldwell 73t: Waymon Minor 350, 31b; Bill Caldwell 99 (for Alice Moran), 497; Shannon Seyler 142, 306; Anita Buswell 480, 143; Andrew Albers 328, 326; Syd Caldwell and Holly Childs 268, 472 (for Johanna Fabke).

RECESS

Andrew Albers called the class back together leading 34b and 177 (MH). Leaders: Matt Shoemaker 277, 436; Syd Caldwell 434, 383 (for Mary Florence Smith of Georgia); Waymon Minor 454, 411; Bill Caldwell and Mary Ellen Wilkinson 282, 59; Anita Buswell 385b, 384; Shannon Seyler 352, 144; B.R. Black 178, 39b; Shannon Seyler 183; Katy Black 217, 147t; Anita Buswell 496. The class was dismissed for lunch with a blessing offered by Mary Ellen Wilkinson.

LUNCH

The class was called back to order for the afternoon session by Syd Caldwell leading 89 and 340. Leaders: Andrew Albers 225b, 24b; Bill Caldwell 212, 240; Waymon Minor 428, 280; Katy Black 159, 87; Anita Buswell 84, 85; Andrew Albers and Hannah Albers 354b, 345t.

RECESS

Andrew Albers led 180 (MH) in memory of the following deceased: Candy Youmans—Florida; Tom Walker—Maryland; Roscoe Knight, J. P. Wolf—Arkansas; Myrtle Smith, Katherine Benefield, Gladys McGraw, Felton Denney—Georgia; Amanda Denson, Milton Oliver, Edith Tate, W. G. McGough—Alabama; Jeanette Lowry, Mary Alice Caldwell—Missouri; Pauline Childers—Michigan; Jo Crain, Bonnie Newstrom, J. D. Roberts, Sharon Bowles—No State Listed.

Syd Caldwell led 189 and 373 in honor of the following sick and shut-ins: Shelbie Sheppard, Mary Gardner, Mary Florence Smith, Jewell Hardy, Katherine Worthington, Dick Steil, Myra Palmer, and Terry Boggs. The memorial lesson was closed.

Waymon Minor led 323b and 318. Mary Ellen Wilkinson offered prayer. Leaders: Matt Shoemaker 19 (MH), 186; Shannon Seyler 191; 504; Syd Caldwell and Denney Keithley 457, 45t; Anita Buswell and her daughter, Phyllis Buswell, who teaches English at a university in China, 163b.

Andrew Albers made a motion, seconded by Bill Caldwell, that we hold our annual fall singing on the Saturday before the fourth Sunday in October, 2009, at the First United Methodist Church in Springdale, Arkansas. The motion passed. Our spring singing will be held on the Friday and Saturday before the first Sunday in May in Harrison, Arkansas.

Syd Caldwell led 62 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer offered by Bill Caldwell.

Chairman—Syd Caldwell; Secretary—Katy Black