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Northwest Arkansas Shiloh Singing Convention, Spring Session

St. John’s Episcopal Church, Harrison, Arkansas

Saturday, May 5, 2012

The Northwest Arkansas Shiloh Singing Convention Spring Session was called to order by Dan Brittain leading 31b. Syd Caldwell offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Dan Brittain 57; Andrew Albers 104, 134; Katy Black 86, 63; Syd Caldwell 82t, 88b; Cheryl Foreman 31t, 171; Waymon Minor 133, 535; Alexis Walker 99, 294.

Dan Brittain led 458. A business session was held and the following officers were elected: Chairman—Dan Brittain; Vice Chairman—Andrew Albers; Secretary—Katy Black; Memorial Committee—Andrew Albers and Cheryl Foreman. The business session was closed.

RECESS

Syd Caldwell led 113 (MH) and 77 (MH) (for Bill Caldwell) to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Katy Black 89 (MH), 177 (MH); Andrew Albers 56t, 88t; Waymon Minor 135 (MH), 55 (MH); Dan Brittain 13 (MH), 192 (MH); Cheryl Foreman 22 (MH), 16 (MH); Andrew Albers 138 (MH); Alexis Walker 496, 424.

RECESS

Dan Brittain brought the class back to order leading 138t. Leaders: Waymon Minor 263, 464; Syd Caldwell 108t (in honor of family), 101t (in memory of Lonnie Rogers); Andrew Albers 164; Dan Brittain 164 (MH). B.R. Black offered the blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Dan Brittain leading 142 (MH), 34 (MH), 146, 159. Leaders: Katy Black 472; Andrew Albers 14 (MH), 236; Syd Caldwell 480, 408; Cheryl Foreman 45t, 452; Waymon Minor 11 (MH), 203.

Andrew Albers conducted the memorial lesson. Cheryl Foreman read the following list of names of the sick and shut-ins: Charlie Ballard, Ann Ballard, Don Buswell, Anita Buswell, Beau Caldwell, Harrison Creel, Richard DeLong, Carlene Griffin, Danny Griffin, Josie Hyde, Linda Minor, Teenie Moody, Bud Oliver, Sammie Oliver, S.T. Reed, and Suzette Willmonth. Cheryl Foreman led 176b.

Andrew Albers spoke, and Cheryl Foreman read the names of the following deceased: Marie Ivey, Ernie Jett, Travis Keeton, and Cecil Sanders—Alabama; John Grant—Arkansas; Nick Griffin and Lonnie Rodgers—Georgia; John Merritt—Mississippi; Leland Owen—Texas. Andrew led 7 (MH) in their memory, and closed the memorial lesson.

Leaders: Andrew Albers, Hannah Albers, Rhoda Albers, and Mark Albers 145b; Alexis Walker 551, 335; Cheryl Foreman 8 (MH), 86; Syd Caldwell and B.R. Black 163b, 39b.

Announcements were made. Dan Brittain led 69b as the closing song. The class was dismissed with a prayer offered by Syd Caldwell.

Chairman—Dan Brittain; Vice Chairman—Andrew Albers; Secretary—Katy Black