The Caddo Herald
April 24, 1936
Granville Baxter’s Children Have Good School Record
Miss Corene and Lorene Baxter, twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Baxter, who live four miles southeast of Caddo, have the remarkable record of both going through four years of high school in Caddo without being absent nor tardy. Prior to coming to Caddo High these twin girls went five years to the Robinson school near home and were neither absent nor tardy during that time. A spell of measles prevented a perfect attendance record in the other years of their schooling.
An older brother, Thomas, has a slightly better record in his favor. He is now in his third year of college and has yet to be absent or tardy.
A younger sister, Helen, is in the seventh grade, and Agnes is in the fourth and these two know not what it is to be tardy or absent from school.
Thus five children of one of Caddo’s farm families have proven that the almost impossible is possible if there is the requisite will and determination to overcome hazards.
First the element of health is a vital factor, then there is the mother who sees to it that the children are clothed and fed, then the father has seen to it that transportation is always available. Snow, cold, ice, mud, and rain have caused inconveniences, but these were all overcome by determination upon the part of father, mother, and children to get the job done.
There were days of biting blizzards, roads of miry mud, rains of flood proportions, there was heat and cold, yet none of these were able to daunt the spirit and will of this family to go to school.
The Herald doubts if there is a similar record in the United States and we think this is a time to commend such spirit.