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Columbia Singing

Dripping Springs Christian Church, Columbia, Missouri

Saturday, October 12, 2013

The 19th annual Columbia Singing was held at Dripping Springs Christian Church on Saturday before the second Sunday in October. John Markovitz called the class to order leading 128. Meg Stauffer offered an opening prayer.

Leaders: Meg Stauffer 49b; Carla Bermudez 551; Tim Von Engeln 503; Cindy Pepmiller 40; Cindy Stone 277; Wendy Hofmann 430; Pattie Doss 348b; Lou Kujawinski 137; Penny Kujawinski and Emerald O’Brien 172 (MH); Jubal Schultz 46 (MH); Hollie Powell 564; Peter Bringe 332; Tullaia Powell 209; Evangeline Schultz 397; Stephen Huffman 540; Mary Huffman 198; Marcus Whitman 163t; John Huffman 66.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairperson—John Markovitz; Chaplains—Meg Stauffer, Cindy Stone, and Roberta Strauss; Arranging Officer—Pattie Doss; Finance Officer—Wendy Hofmann; Secretaries—Carla Bermudez and Sandy Falloon.


Ethan Schultz called the class back to order leading 276. Leaders: Matt Shomaker 112; Amanda Jokerst 378t; Jenny Whitman 455; Tommy Schultz 284; Lisa Bulawsky 192; Lori Graber 456; Doyle Black 138 (MH); Les Sontag 268; David Kaeser 236; Patti Sontag 178; James Page 139 (MH); Dan Brittain 175 (MH); Anne Drexler 34b; Presley Barker 474. Cindy Stone offered a prayer before the noon meal.


The afternoon session began with Roberta Strauss leading 203. Leaders: Charlie Derleth 39t; Paul Figura 127 (MH); Jan Ketelle 180 (MH) (in memory of Jim Hearne); Becky Browne 411 (in memory of Jeanette Lowery); Dave Ressler 444; Jeff Burlison 452; Shirley Figura 32t; Karen Isbell 75 (MH); Gary Gronau 384; Joan Aldridge 270 (in memory of Bud Oliver); Mark Bruns 504; Pattie Doss 29t.


Carla Bermudez and Christian Cepel called the class back to order leading 109 (MH). Leaders: Gigi Flynn 282; Elizabeth Schultz 496; Ethan Schultz 472; James Page 34 (MH); Marcus Whitman 33 (MH); Matt Shomaker 335; Doyle Black 162; Jan Ketelle 168; Peter Bringe and Adam Weiss 53; Amanda Jokerst 448t; Tullaia Powell 146; Jubal Schultz 182; Hollie Powell 106; Evangeline Schultz 217; David Kaeser 77 (MH); Karen Isbell and Emerald O’Brien 142; Gary Gronau 377; Dave Ressler, Presley Barker, Gary Gronau, Karen Isbell, and Becky Browne 300.

Following announcements, John Markovitz led 347 as the closing song. Roberta Strauss offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—John Markovitz; Secretaries—Carla Bermudez and Sandy Falloon