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Southwest Texas Sacred Harp Singing Convention

Little Vine Primitive Baptist Church
Austin, Texas

August 30, 1998

The annual fall session of the Southwest Texas Convention met at Little Vine Primitive Baptist Church of Austin, Texas. The convention did not meet on Saturday this year, yielding to the Young People’s Sacred Harp Singing, which was held at Little Vine Church in Austin. Chairman Kevin Powell opened the singing at 9:30 a.m. leading song on page 31t. B.E. Matthews offered the morning prayer. The officers led as follows: Chairman Kevin Powell 293b; Vice Chairman John Baker 168, 40; Secretary Gaylon Powell 522, 450. Leaders: Curtis Owen 198, 442t; George Jones 491, 336b; Mike Moseley 434, 299; Don Barker 451, 145b; Beverly Coates 123b, 398t; Dorothea McCowan 120 (in memory of her uncle, Phillip Moore), 559; Olivia Blevins 155, 274b; Josh Rogan 183 182; Cath Oss 393b, 224; Katie Moseley 189, 192; Buell Cobb 368b, 399.

RECESS

The class was called back with Kevin Powell leading song on page 543b. Leaders: Dan Brittain 43, 417; Gary Rogan 276, 511b; Cissy Moseley 573, 563; Catherine Rogan 358, 427; Nathan Sarvis 328, 515; Glen Davis “Love at Home”, 393t; Ophelia Matthews 571, 365; Reed Coates 81, 143; Michele Rogan 572, 508; Jacque Brown 500, 507b; Scott Curran 63, 47b. The class dismissed for lunch with Gary Rogan asking the blessing for the meal.

LUNCH

The convention was called back to order by John Baker leading 323b. Leaders: Frank Price 49t, 546; Amanda Owen 137, 142; James Moseley 324, 239; Liz Rogan 280, 148; Mary Derrick 511t, 72; Joseph Stang 171, 505; Sarah Coates 35, 112; David Moseley 216, 215; Vivian Rogan 100, 395b; Mary Bachmann 225t, 38t; Bruce Coates 553, 312; Doris Hanks 36b, 470; Marilyn Burkland 558, 127; Leon Ballinger 126, 405; Edith Owen 47t; Al Rogers 45t, 575; Elder Billy Moseley 336t; B.E. Matthews 414; Cassandra Baker 28b, 28t; Cath Oss 179; Dorothea McCowan 200; Scott Curran 77t. Announcements were made. The convention closed with Kevin Powell leading song on page 62 and Curtis Owen leading the closing prayer.

Chairman—Kevin Powell; Vice Chairman—John Baker; Secretary—Gaylon Powell.