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Mickey Watkins (left) and Peggy Hagen pose with the largest item in their M&M collection.

Nuts about M&M's: Friends collaborate on display of candy-coated collectibles

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LAKE PARK, Iowa -- Peggy Hagen and Mickey Watkins were two kids in a candy store -- figuratively and literally. The two women took a road trip to Las Vegas -- not to gamble or see a show -- but for the sole purpose of visiting M&M's World. They spent an entire day at the Vegas retail outlet devoted to the tiny candy-coated chocolates that "melt in your mouth, but not in your hand."

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Beth Rickers
Beth Rickers is the veteran in the newspaper staff with 25 years as the Daily Globe's Features Editor. Interests include cooking, traveling and beer tasting and making with her home-brewing husband, Bryan. She writes an Area Voices blog called Lagniappe, which is a Creole term that means "a little something extra." It can be found at http://lagniappe.areavoices.com/.  
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