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Finn the German Shepherd

Finn is a 68-pound Shepherd mix. Finn is an adult male and is very energetic and silly, fun-loving doggie just begging for attention. He craves affection and prefers to be the only dog being loved on. Finn would do well with older children because of his very playful disposition. Sadly, Finn has been at Beaumont Animal Care since Nov. 6, and no one has shown interest in this fine fellow! He deserves more than a life at the shelter. Visit Finn at 1884 Pine St., Beaumont.

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Pictured is the 2017 Honda Pilot Elite

Honda Pilot first entered the midsize sport utility vehicle scene in 2003, and for 2017, Pilot continues to offer an attractive, fuel-efficient vehicle with thoughtful interior design. With a starting MSRP of $30,745, the 2017 Honda Pilot is available in five trims — LX, EX, EX-L, Touring and Elite — and eight exterior colors, including hues such as Obsidian Blue Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl and White Diamond Pearl.

Inside, Honda Pilot offers seating for up to eight. (The Honda Pilot Elite model has second-row captain’s chairs for a seven-passenger configuration.)

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Mistletoe

I’ve always wondered about that lore of kissing under the mistletoe, and after countless movies on the Hallmark channel, I thought it might be fun to investigate just where this all started. How could a parasite become something so mystical?

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A red snapper is released by Sea Grant researchers during a study trip

A team of university and government scientists, selected by an expert review panel convened by the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, will conduct an independent study to estimate the number of red snapper in the U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

“I look forward to the insights this project will provide as we work to study and manage this valuable resource,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “Communities around the Gulf of Mexico depend on the availability of healthy red snapper stocks to support their livelihoods.”

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