Skidmore Epworth League is Peppiest, 1921

From the August 4, 1921 Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1:

Made Good Record at State Institute.
Local Epworth League Had Largest Representation and Most Pep at Cameron.

The Epworth League of the M. E. church made an enviable record at the Institute held at Cameron last week. Those who attended returned home Monday reporting an excellent time.

The local League had the largest representation, the most paid registrations, best class record of any League present, and every person registering from Skidmore received a certificate, winning the Epworth League Pennant. They also made the reputation of being the “peppiest” and most wide awake League in the Missouri Conference, according to the pastor, Rev. C. E. Olson, and were asked to lead the Institute Epworth League service at the Cameron M. E. church Sunday evening. Miss Agnes Barrett acted as leader.

The Skidmore delegation challenged other Leagues to games of base ball, volley ball, tennis and basket ball, but none accepted the challenge. There were two games of base ball. The first, between the preachers and the Leaguers, resulted in a victory for the preachers by the score of 5 to 4. The summer school of the Missouri Wesleyan College then challenged the preachers and defeated them 8 to 6 in a seven-inning game.

The Institute was said to have been better this year than it has ever been since it became an annual affair. There were 215 delegates present, and 136 certificates were given for doing the required work in the Institute classes.
Those who attended from here were: Misses Eula Miller, Marie Logan, Mildred Barrett, Agnes Barrett, Alice Barrett, Mrs. Mark Loucks, Rev. and Mrs. C. E. Olson, Frances Medsker, Earl King, Junior Skidmore, Dean Sauceman, Hiram Montgomery, Vernon Barrett, Vernon Goslee and Ward Olson. Rev. C. H. Sauceman and son, Howard, attended a part of the week.

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