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.