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Calhoun County Musical Association

Bethel Primitive Baptist Church

Saturday, August 11, 2018

The 141st annual session of the Calhoun County Sacred Harp Musical Association convened at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church, Bruce, Mississippi. President Henry McGuire called the class to order leading 547t (WB). Earl Ballinger offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Henry McGuire 505 (WB); Nathan Stewart 171, 179; Warren Steel 272, 410b; John Lee Van Horn 273, 189; Earl Ballinger 177, 389; Darlene Reynolds 486t (WB) (in memory of Hugh Bill McGuire); Darlene Reynolds and Henry McGuire 511 (WB); Dan Brittain 148, 209; Mark Davis 205, 208; Matt Bell 468, 538; Chris Ballinger 512, 178.

RECESS

Leaders: Mike Hankins 384, 527; Larry Ballinger 182 (in memory of Gravis Ballinger), 217; Shelby Castillo 30b, 318; Robert Earl Alexander and Warren Steel 361, 124; Lisa Geist 120, 492; Julie Heeren 32t, 417; David Killingsworth 268, 347; Will McGuire 181, 275t; John Lee Van Horn 47b, 212 (in memory of Mark Stewart); Henry McGuire 492 (WB) (for the McGuire family women), 434 (WB); Nathan Stewart 341 (for Fred Hawkins), 419; Warren Steel 254. Robert Earl Alexander asked a blessing before lunch.

LUNCH

President Henry McGuire restored order and led 478t (WB), 487t (WB). Leaders: Lisa Geist 269; Chris Ballinger 276; Shelby Castillo and Henry McGuire 472 (in memory of Hugh Bill McGuire); Shelby Castillo 196; Earl Ballinger 530; Andy Davis 436, 198; Dan Brittain 218; Dan Brittain and Ken Elliott 63; Larry Ballinger 540; Cayla Burns and Henry McGuire 40 (for Alice McGuire); Mark Davis 365; Matt Bell 284t (WB), 34b (WB); David Killingsworth 540 (WB); Julie Heeren 45t, 317b (WB); Mike Hankins 34b (in memory of Gravis Ballinger); Darlene Reynolds 145t, 282; Henry McGuire 328.

In a business session, Drew McGuire was elected as President. Following announcements, Mark Davis led 236 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer.

President—Henry McGuire; Secretary—Nathan Stewart