When Joani Deuel's two grandkids, Hunter and Parker, come to visit in Dublin, California, they've learned to expect the unexpected from a grandmother who absolutely loves to have a surprise up her sleeve. The latest caper appeared at lunchtime when she said, "Come and get your watermelon sandwiches!"

This is one of my dear friends' first year as an elementary school teacher. She's also the mother of two boys. Not only does she have to prepare a healthy school lunch and snacks for herself, she also must pack lunches and snacks that her kids will love. I'm sure that this is a common dilemma for working parents with school-aged children.

Nicole Marie Mabrey, Warrensburg, and Charles Christopher Michael, Clinton, are set to get married in the fall of 2019 in Branson.

  • 0

On average American drinks 28 gallons of bottled water a year. Most Americans drink bottled water because they think tap water is not safe. Municipal water has been in the news lately because of the lead getting into the water supply. Lead along does not make bottled water safer. Data shows that 25% or more of bottled water is tap water. Sometimes more treated than tap water. This means that bottled water may be just as likely as tap water to contain contaminants that include infectious organisms, pesticide residue and metals. The metals include lead.