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Northwest Arkansas Shiloh Singing,
Spring Session

St. John’s Episcopal Church, Harrison, Arkansas

Saturday, May 2, 2015

The Northwest Arkansas Shiloh Singing, Spring Session, was called to order by Dan Brittain leading 34b. Syd Caldwell offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Syd Caldwell 32t, 37b; Katy Black 276, 143; Andrew Albers 24b, 390; Dan Brittain 345b, 278b; Bill Caldwell 497, 472; Syd Caldwell 313b, 462.

During the business session, the class decided, by acclamation, to seat the following officers: Chairman—Dan Brittain; Vice Chairman—Andrew Albers; Secretary—Katy Black.

RECESS

Dan Brittain brought the class back into session by leading 113 (MH). Leaders: Andrew Albers 144 (MH), 158 (MH); Bill Caldwell 135 (MH), 138 (MH); Katy Black 177 (MH), 180 (MH); Syd Caldwell 34 (MH) (in memory of Amanda Denson), 141 (MH); Will Sims 125, 38b.

RECESS

Andrew Albers called the class back to order leading 392 (CB) and 74t (CB). Syd Caldwell and Mona Vice led 463 (CB).

Syd Caldwell and Dan Brittain spoke about those who have died and Syd read the following list of names: Bill Aplin, Evelyn Harris, Hobert Ivey, Stanly Edwards, Charles Kitchens, Elder Lewis Norton, Sammie Oliver, Betty Wright, Phillip Wootten—Alabama; Suzie Dickerson, Ailene Huckaby—Arkansas; Josephine Denney, Raymond Hamrick—Georgia; Danny Arms—North Carolina; Doris Hanks—Texas; Olivia Allen and Charles Polston. Syd Caldwell led 72b in their memory.

Syd Caldwell led 415 to encourage the sick and shut-ins and then read this list: Hester Edwards, S.T. Reed, Toney Smith, Lavoy Smith, Jewel Wootten, Mary Ellen Wilkenson, B.M. Smith, Margie Smith, John Bayer, Loraine Bayer, Curtis Owen, Edith Owen, Steve Ludlow, and Floy Wilder. Syd Caldwell led 480. Bill Caldwell closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Dan Brittain led 164 (MH) as grace before lunch.

LUNCH

Dan Brittain called the class back into session leading 13 (MH).

Leaders: Dan Brittain 22 (MH); Andrew Albers 47b; Bill Caldwell 99, 163b; B.R. Black and Syd Caldwell 183; Syd Caldwell and Holly Childs 268; Will Sims 178, 457; Syd Caldwell 300 (for Cory Winter), 384 (for Anita Buswell, B.M. Smith, and Margie Smith); Katy Black 142, 112. Announcements were made.

RECESS

Andrew Albers called the class back to order leading 267b (CB).

Leaders: Syd Caldwell 491 (CB), 393 (CB); Bill Caldwell 212, 503; Dan Brittain 521. Bill Caldwell offered the closing prayer.

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