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Bovine blues


Last updated 6/20/2019 at 8:46am

Shannen Talbot

Betz counselor Bridie Riddick takes her turn with Phoenix, a one-year-old steer especially brought in by paraeducator Shane Hammel's family to be kissed.

Multiple Betz Elementary administrators had to face the music Wednesday, June 12, and pucker up: to a one-year-old, brown and white steer named Phoenix.

The smooch heard round the school was the result of a year-long bet instructors made with students about the number of "class coupons" the students could collect as reward for good behavior.

School counselor Margaret "Bridie" Riddick first challenged Principal Carla Hudson back in September, declaring that if students earned 400 coupons by the end of the year, Hudson would be honor-bound to kiss a cow.

Hudson upped the ante and dared stu...

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