Ben Wertz Visits from Oklahoma

Where would the small town paper be without notices of who visited whom?  In this case, we have a long-lost son of Skidmore, Missouri returning to town, as reported in the June 3, 1910 edition:

Ben F. Wertz Here.

B. F. Wertz of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma was in the city renewing acquaintances with old friends.  Mr. Wertz left this township twenty-six years ago.  He lived four miles west of town and was here long before the town was.  He now lives eight miles from John S. Bilby and his farm joins one of Mr. Bilby’s big Oklahoma ranches.