Because of the school bus driver shortage, a 12-year-old in Colorado named Josh Smith didn’t know if he’d have a seat or not. So he convinced his parents to let him kayak to school. They live next to a big reservoir, and his school is on the other side. He says he got there a little late the first day, but his friends thought it was cool when they heard why. Now he wants to SKI across the lake this winter when it’s frozen over. He’s also trying to make Eagle Scout, and plans to enroll in the Air Force Academy……………..A seven-year-old German shepherd in Gainesville, Florida opened three gate latches and ran to get help when its owner had a stroke. Ellie is a good dog!……….And finally………….