From the June 22, 1922 Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1:
Adrian Hoblitzell left last week for the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps camp at Ft. Snelling, Minn.
Mrs. Mary Moody spent last week at the home of her son, Bruce Moody, returning to St. Joseph Friday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Doersam and daughter, Lucile, of Fillmore, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Linville.
Elmer Howden visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Howden, from Thursday until Monday. He is working in St. Joseph this week.
J. C. Pierpoint returned to his home near Ravenwood Friday evening, after spending a couple of days at the home of his son, Dr. J. E. Pierpoint.
Mrs. Cleve Owens and little daughter went to Graham yesterday afternoon for a few days’ visit at the home of Mrs. Owens’ sister, Mrs. W. B. Taylor.
Word has been received of the death of Eben Small who stayed with Ambrose Collins on Sand Creek for so many years, and later went to Oklahoma with the Collins family.
Mrs. J. E. Pierpoint and son, Douglas, Mrs. Ray Strickler and Mrs. M. Gray were Maryville visitors Tuesday. Mrs. Pierpoint attended the meeting of the Women’s Democratic County Committee.
P. L. Chaney of St. Clair County is here visiting a few days with relatives. Mr. Chaney is a former resident of this community, and his wife taught the Union Star school for a number of years — some forty odd years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Linville spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hornbuckle of near Burlington Junction.
Mr. Hornbuckle had just returned from Savannah, where he had a cancer removed from his face.
Mrs. R. P. Johnson and Miss Evelyn Young left Tuesday morning for Hoisington, Kan., where R. P. is employed in a barber shop. S. B. Garnett accompanied them to St. Joseph, returning Tuesday evening.
Mrs. Todd Gibler of Mattoon, Ill., and daughter, Miss Jeanette, of Cincinnati, Ohio, are spending a few days with Mrs. Oren Masters. The Gibler family lived near Skidmore about seventeen years ago, and this is their first trip back.
E. L. King and family visited Mrs. King’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Fletchall of Parnell Sunday. They stopped at the farm of Lee Wynn, northeast of Maryville, on their return. Mr. King reports that things are looking pretty prosperous around the Wynn farm this year.
Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Stubbs and daughter of Cedar Rapids, Ia., motored down Sunday and spent the day with Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Montgomery and Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hoblitzell. Mrs. Hoblitzell and three daughters and Hiram and Eleanor Montgomery returned home with them Monday.
Ray Pope and family, who have been visiting with Mr. Pope’s sister, Mrs. J. L. Teson, and family and Mrs. Pope’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry McDowell, for several days returned to their home in St. Joseph Monday. They were accompanied by Mrs. G. O. Riley and little son, LeRoy, who returned home Tuesday evening.