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Northwest Arkansas Shiloh Singers, Fall Session

First United Methodist Church, Springdale, Arkansas

Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Northwest Arkansas Singing, Fall Session, was called to order by Syd Caldwell leading 29t and 73t. Mary Ellen Wilkinson offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Syd Caldwell 277; Andrew Albers 410b, 88t; Katy Black 282, 178; Dan Brittain 458, 459; Anita Buswell 473, 448b; Bill Caldwell 472, 66.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Syd Caldwell; Vice Chairman—Andrew Albers; Secretary—Katy Black; Memorial Committee—Dan Brittain. The business session was closed.

Syd Caldwell led 313b and 481.


Syd Caldwell called the class back together leading 328 and 336. Leaders: Dan Brittain 113 (MH), 34 (MH); Andrew Albers 232, 58; Katy Black 217, 87; Bill Caldwell 350, 547; Anita Buswell 479, 384; Holly Childs and Syd Caldwell 268, 225t; Andrew Albers 139 (MH), 151 (MH); Dan Brittain 9 (MH), 13 (MH); Syd Caldwell 454, 462; Dan Brittain 164 (MH). The blessing for the noon meal was offered by Andrew Albers.


The class was called back to order for the afternoon session by Andrew Albers leading 270 and 542. Leaders: Syd Caldwell 318, 208; Bill Caldwell 189, 503.

Dan Brittain conducted the memorial lesson and led 285t in memory of the following deceased: Mattie Townsel—Alabama; Ves Childs, A.J. Lindsey—Arkansas; John Etheridge—Florida; Jewell Hardy, Katherine Worthington—Georgia; Bill Elason—Missouri; Bill Reynolds—Tennessee; Myra Palmer—Texas.

Andrew Albers read the list of sick and shut-ins as follows: Myrtle Wooten, Dorothy Dye, Mary Florence Smith, Andy Worthington, Billie Ingham, Richard Dunigan, Jeff Sheppard, Shelbie Sheppard, and Willie Shoopmon. He led 209 in their honor and offered prayer to close the memorial lesson.

Leaders: Andrew Albers and Hannah Albers 117, 34t; Anita Buswell 105, 496; Syd Caldwell 376, 436; Dan Brittain 136 (MH), 109 (MH); Bill Caldwell 138 (MH); Syd Caldwell 135 (MH); Andrew Albers 551 (for Michelle Raine), 455 (for Melanie Albers), 502 (for Gail Cowart); Michelle Raine and Syd Caldwell 147t; Syd Caldwell 146, 138t, 300.

Announcements were made. Syd Caldwell led 62, and the class was dismissed with prayer offered by Bill Caldwell.

Chairman—Syd Caldwell; Vice Chairman—Andrew Albers; Secretary—Katy Black