From the Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), September 8, 1921, page 8: Thursday, September 2, the Burr Oak Ladies Aid held a picnic in the woods. A business meeting was held and new officers elected for the coming year. Those who… Read moreBurr Oak Ladies Aid Meeting, Sept 1921
From the Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), July 27, 1922, page 1: Picnic Dinner at Burr Oak. A picnic dinner was held on the lawn of the Burr Oak church last Sunday, in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Scott of… Read morePicnic Dinner at Burr Oak, 1922
We are sorry to have missed such splendid music! From the May 8, 1913 Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1: A Rare Musical Treat. A musical of high class order will be given at the Burr Oak church Friday… Read moreA Rare Musical Treat at Burr Oak Church, 1913
A spelling bee and pie social raise funds for the Ladies Aid of the Burr Oak Church of Skidmore, Missouri in 1913.
Burr Oak Church celebrates the dedication of a new building in October 1912.
William R. Hays, an early settler of Burr Oak, near Skidmore, Nodaway County, Missouri, recalls life in the early days of that area. His letter was published in a 1914 edition of the Skidmore New Era.
Before the days of social media, towns and groups used the face-to-face kind of social to promote community and raise money. Here’s a different approach to social fundraising from the March 31, 1899 Skidmore Standard: Epworth League Social Next Friday… Read moreMeasuring Social
Published in the Skidmore News, November 22, 1917: An Early Settler of Burr Oak Maryville, Mo., Nov. 19, 1917 Skidmore News: In answer to your request, I will drop you a few lines as one of the first settlers at… Read moreEarly Settler of Burr Oak