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Free lunch could cost worker job

Dalene Bowden admits that she broke the rules, but she’s not apologizing and says she would do exactly the same thing again. Bowden, a lunch worker at Irving Middle School, said she was placed on unpaid leave Dec. 15 after giving a free lunch to a 12-year-old student who didn’t have money to pay for her hot meal. “I love my job, I really do,” Bowden said. “This just breaks my heart, and I was in the wrong, but what do you do when the kid tells you that they’re hungry, and they don’t have any money? I handed her the tray”/Idaho State Journal. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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