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Yellow Springs

Friends Meeting House, Yellow Springs, Ohio

October 10, 1998

The seventeenth semi-annual Yellow Springs singing was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Eloise Clark leading song on page 47 (t? b?). Eloise Clark led song on page 268 in honor of those who also meet in this place for Sabbath services.

The class organized by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Michael Hieber; Vice Chairman—Rich Overturf; Secretary—Marlen Rust; Arranging Committee—John Bealle; Treasurer—Christine Cox.

Leaders: Michael Hieber 448b, 49t; Rich Overturf 410 (t? b?), 133; Christine Cox 49b, 163 (t? b?) (led by John Bealle); Marlen Rust 276, 290; Michael Darby 31t, 300; Debbie Hall 66, 200; Linda Coppock 168, 142.

RECESS

Michael Hieber called the class back to order leading song on page 37b. Leaders: Lorraine Sawyer 212, 287; David Rust 201, 123b; Laura Russell 515, 113; Jo Schultz 569b, 143; Brad Oglesby 87, 39b; Pauline Childers 318, 475; Henry Schuman 32t, 77t; Lois Hart 299, 59.

Christine Cox invited all to come to her church for the celebration of her 75th birthday, October 31, with Sacred Harp singing as part of the activities planned. Michael Darby gave a blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Mike Hieber called the class back to order leading song on page 159. Leaders: John Bealle 186 (for Deedee Heeter who was unable to be present), 196; Anna Marie Bullock 523, 84; Barbara Bowers 480, 348t; Eloise Clark 503, 532; John Bayer 417, 71; Laura Weber 535, 34b; Rich Overturf 328, 472; Jo Schultz 99, 36b; Michael Darby 29t, 86; Brad Oglesby 229, 127.

RECESS

Michael Hieber called the class back to order leading song on page 378t. Leaders: Debbie Hall 474, 497; Henry Schuman 270, 344; David Rust 153, 154; Pauline Childers 224, 384; Lois Hurt 178, 551; Marlen Rust 107, 114; Lorraine Sawyer 56 (t? b?), 430; Linda Coppock 542, 209; Laura Russell 313b, 415; Anna Marie Bullock 566, 549; Brad Oglesby 68b, 452 (requested by Christine Cox); Barbara Bowers 312 (t? b?), 495.

Announcements were made. Linda Coppock led song on page 347 as the closing song and dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Michael Hieber; Vice Chairman—Rich Overturf; Secretary—Marlen Rust.