Wise words from the Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), January 5, 1922, page 1:
Notice to Parents.
It is very dangerous for children to be near the well that is being dug near the depot. Mr. Thomas, the contractor, does not object to anyone visiting the place, but it is very dangerous for children to be near. Please instruct the children in regard to this and save Mr. Thomas having to do it for you.
W. G. Reynolds, Mayor.