VOLUME 11 NUMBER 3 MONTREAT-ANDERSON COLLEGE NOVEMBER 4, 1987
"THE BOYS CAME BACK!"
From Sheridan, Arkansas comes one of the fastest
rising Christian groups today. The Mid-South Boys
have stormed across the states leaving their presence
in the hearts of the young and the old from coast to
coast. Maybe it‘s their genuine sincerity, or their
special brand of music, or just their unforgettable
personalities that leave people "spellbound" in every
good sense of the word.
The Mid-South Boys have recorded three LPs on the
Morningstar label since their reorganization of the old
Mid-South Boys Ouartet of the past. With new faces
and a new sound, they have enjoyed numerous awards
and recognition, had songs to reach the top 10 of the
national charts, but most of all, they have seen
people's lives changed for Jesus through their
In 1986, the “Boys" were named “Newcomer of the
Year" at the Singing News Fan Awards. Also last year,
they received the "Horizon Award" at the 6MN Peoples
Choice Awards. They've appeared at the Houston
Astrodome, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in
Nashville, Reunion Arena In Dallas, Municipal
Auditorium in Nashville, the Governor's Mansion in
Little Rock. Arkansas, the Raddlson Hotel in Nashville,
They've kicked off this year with a top 5 song.
“That's My Child," and their new release, “City
Lights," is on Its way to the top of the charts. Rave
reviews of their new album have already been pouring
in. 6MN (Gospel Music News) said, "These Guys pull
out all the stops when It comes to great music." They
also were nominated In several categories for the Fan
Awards for 1987.
Probably one factor In their popularity is their unique
style of music. In secular terms, it is similar to the
music of Alabama, Exile, or Sawyer Brown, It is a
progressive country sound with a message of love,
hope, and Jesus Christ.
Junior Greg Crouch reflects on their concert at M-AC
this past Saturday by saying, "I've never really liked
country music, but 1 was so blown away by the
Mid-South Boys talent and message that I enjoyed their
concert more than any other."
When I heard they were country I really wasn't
interested in going to the concert because that's not
really my kind of music," one student said, “but I'm so
glad I did, because they were fantastic."
The Mid-South Boys brought the house down in
Gaither Saturday night. It was a time of great music,
laughter, fun, worship, and prayer. People came away
from the concert feeling spiritually uplifted and flying
high. Montreat has become a special stop for the
Mid-South Boys because they said they feel so at home
here. In any case, it is definite that the Mid- South
Boys and M-AC mix well!
P.O. Box 576
Sheridan, AR 72150
The 1987 Harvest Festival has come and gone
and the consensus is that it was a great success. Davis
started off the festivities with a great masquerade
dance -Friday night. Saturday was full of Fall fun with
a carnival-like extravaganza. Each dorm, the faculty,
the staff, clubs, and other M-AC organizations all had
boothes which featured everything from International
food to a dunking booth to a car bashing.
The afternoon's activities were highlighted by an
outdoor pig-pickin' for dinner. The night continued with
trick or treating In the dorms for the community
children and a tremendous concert with the Mid-South
Boys. The weekend was closed out with the unexpected
surprise of having Or, Billy Graham speak in Gaither on
It will be a weekend to be remembered fondly by
all who participated, Junior Jimmy Smith said, "It
was probably the best weekend I've had here since I've
been a M-AC student!"
All the work and help which was given to the
Student Activities Committee Is greatly appreciated.
RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE
The Labor and Human Resources Committee has
recently completed hearings on a bill to raise the
Testimony has been heard from businesses,
economists, trade associations, the academic
community, and minimum wage workers themselves on
this bill, which would increase the minimum wage from
its present level of $3,35 and hour to $3.85 in 1988,
$4.25 in 1989, and $4.65 In 1990. The legislation
would also provide that In later years the level will be
Indexed to 50 percent of the average hourly wage.
The minimum wage has not been raised for six years,
and during that time Its purchasing power has eroded
by 27 percent. Opponents of the legislation argue that
It will cost jobs, and cause bankruptcy and Inflation.
But the bipartisan Minimum Wage Study Commission
found in 1981 that past hikes in the minimum wage had
no significant Impact on adult employment, youth
unemployment. Inflation or the viability of business