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    Rachel Leathe / Bozeman Daily Chronicle

    Stephanie Barnette and her certified therapy donkey Oliver visit students Tuesday to help relieve final exam stress in the Renne Library on Montana State University campus in Bozeman, Mont.

  • Ronald McDonald has gone missing.


    Ronald McDonald has gone missing.



Donkey offers finals week stress relief at Montana State

BOZEMAN, Mont. — A donkey named Oliver joined several therapy dogs offering stress relief during finals week at Montana State University in Bozeman.

The 8-year-old brown and white donkey was standing inside the front entrance of the university library on Tuesday. Owner Stephanie Bar tells the Bozeman Daily Chronicle that because it was Oliver’s first time at MSU, she wanted to make sure he got a lot of attention.

Students petted Oliver, hugged him and took selfies.

In another part of the library, students sat on the floor and played with dogs provided by volunteers with Intermountain Therapy Animals.

Sierra Bosley says she looks forward to seeing the dogs at the end of each semester.

Ronald McDonald statue stolen, $500 reward offered

CLINTON, N.J. — It’s not known if the Hamburglar has an alibi after someone stole a Ronald McDonald statue from a McDonald’s in New Jersey.

The Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office says the life-size fiberglass statue of the fast-food chain’s clown character sitting on a bench was taken from the McDonald’s in Clinton between 11 p.m. April 26 and 10 a.m. April 27.

A $500 reward is offered for information that leads to an arrest or an indictment.

Associated Press