Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - PROFILES -

The South Madi­son County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety will meet at 1 p.m. Mon­day at St. Paul City Hall. Bishop Bow­ers will be the speaker.

Bow­ers is best known for his KPSQ 97.3 ra­dio pro­gram “Our Ozark Blend.” A hu­man­i­tar­ian, he has trav­eled the world, liv­ing 22 years in Thai­land, where he will soon re­turn to fur­ther his work with the AKHA In­di­ans as they try to re­tain their cul­ture and merge with the Thai cul­ture. Bow­ers and his wife have com­pleted aca­demic stud­ies at the Univer­sity of Arkansas to pre­pare them­selves for their next ad­ven­ture. They will both teach in the In­ter­na­tional School there.

While work­ing as the post­mas­ter at Combs, Bow­ers be­came in­ter­ested in the his­tory of the Osage and Chero­kee In­dian tribes that in­hab­ited the Up­per White River Val­ley from 1800s through 1828, be­fore the white man came. This his­tory will be the fo­cus of his pre­sen­ta­tion at the meet­ing.

In­for­ma­tion: curty­ates@cox.net.

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