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Posted on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 3:00 pm

OATS meeting
The Pike County Oats Groups will meet on Wednesday, June 27, at the Bowling Green High Rise at 1 p.m.
The group will discuss their third fundraiser of the year and one-day trips that they would like to take.
All meetings are open to the public.

Museum program
The final program at the Louisiana Area Historical Museum will be on Wednesday, June 27, at 3 p.m.
The program will be “Louisiana: 200 Years and Counting” presented by Brent Engel and will cover the history of the town and include lesser-known details about Louisiana.
This event is open to the public and is a part of the Louisiana bicentennial celebration that begins this weekend.

Clarksville Post 4610
The Clarksville Memorial VFW Post 4610 and Auxiliary will hold its regular meeting on Monday, July 2, at 6 p.m.
The group will be finalized plans for the flea market and craft sale that will be held on Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Plans are being made to celebrate the 36th anniversary of the Post, which was instituted on August 14, 1982.

New pastor
The First Presbyterian Church in Louisiana has a new “visiting pastor”, Shonda Rae Galloway.
Galloway is a Certified Chaplain with four Units of Clinical Pastoral Education and has over 1,600 hours of training including work in hospital and hospice settings.
“I am married to my wonderful husband Randell and live in Centralia where we own and operate Galloway Lawn Care. Together Randell and I have four adult children and 13 amazing grandchildren,” she said.
Galloway will soon complete training and certification as Commissioned Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian Church.
“My life has been very interesting and full of hopes and heartaches, joys and sorrows. One common thread throughout my life is the Lord has had His Hand upon me. Thanks be to God,” she said.

Fish fry
The Bethel AME Church in Paynesville will hold its annual fish fry on Friday, July 13.
The plates will consist of catfish fillets, baked beans, cole slaw, potato salad, drinks and a dessert.
Carry out will also be available.