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Joy Larson

Joy Larson was raised in Montana, is a graduate of the University of Montana, mother of four, animal lover and writer.
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Twenty Pound Carp Runs for Office

Recently a 20-pound carp ran for city council in Ann Arbor Michigan, but was unsuccessful in clinching the win. It seems that this large fishy fellow was seeking to win by write in votes. He first gained notoriety when preservation workers at a local pond caught him vandalizing vegetation. He was quickly relocated to Huron River just a short distance away. After his move, the carp announced his intention to swim for office via his twitter account @TwentyPoundCarp.

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My Three Favorite New Shows

It’s that time of year again. The time of year when TV networks reveal their new shows. Most of my favorite shows are on cable, not on network TV. However, there are a few great new shows on network TV this season. I love comedies and have been a huge “Law and Order” and “CSI” fan for years. It should come as no surprise that my favorite new shows are a comedy and two drama, law and mystery shows. Give one or all of these a try. You might find something you just can’t wait a week to watch again.

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Pumpkin Pie Donut Hole Recipe

If this isn’t the perfect marriage of two amazingly delicious foods, then I don’t know what is. I mean, how could it get much better than donuts and pumpkin pie? Could there be a better fall breakfast? I think not. I love having donuts with coffee in the morning. Of course, I don’t eat them every morning, but on the weekends it’s a nice treat.

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This is Halloween

I’m not a huge Halloween fan. I don’t like all the spooky and gory stuff that goes with it. However, I do love the candy and cute little kid costumes. I have kids, so I can’t very well ignore Halloween. My kids, like all kids, love candy and love dressing up. Since Halloween comes around just one day out of the year, I can put up with the stuff I don’t like to make my kids happy.

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One Lucky Lady Fills Her Big Horn Sheep Tag

For the past seven years my husband has paid to put me in the drawing for a big horn sheep tag. The first year he put me in for the drawing, he thought I was a shoe-in. I should have been, because way back then the difference between the number of applicants and the number of tags given out was less than five. He was sure I would draw it, but sadly I didn’t.

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Hunter Gets More Than He Bargained for and Has Close Encounter with a Black Bear

My husband is an avid hunter, so he has had a few close encounters with wildlife in his day. However, he has never had an encounter quite as close as this hunter had. This hunter was enjoying a nice afternoon in a tree stand waiting for his prey to come along, when he was visited by an almost too friendly black bear.

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Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie Recipe

This past January, I made resolutions to get into better shape and to eat healthier. It was slow going at first, but I have been doing a pretty good job sticking to my resolutions this year. I have spent the last nine months running a few days a week and just trying to substitute some unhealthier food for healthier foods. I have learned a lot about eating healthier, and what and when to eat after a workout.

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