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Five Things for Monday: Pumpkin Seed Mosaics, Post to Patch & More

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Johnston Weather: 

  • Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 52.
  • Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.

Pumpkin Seed Art: Kids in Grades 6-12 are welcome to come by the Mohr Public Library today at 2:30pm and use a variety of colored seeds to create a fall scene just in time for Thanksgiving. Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library, 1 Memorial Ave, Johnston.

Post to Patch Yourself; Try Blogging: It's ridiculously easy for to post an event or make an announcement on Johnston Patch. Blogging is simple, too. Just click here and read how easy it is.

Celebrity Birthdays Today:

  • Larry King, 78: Well known TV and radio interviewer, author and columnist
  • Meg Ryan, 50: Actress in romantic comedies including "Sleepless in Seattle"
  • Jodie Foster, 49: Child actress grew up to co-star in "Silence of the Lambs"

This Day in History: On November 19, 1863, at the dedication of a military cemetery at Gettysburg,Pennsylvania, during the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln delivers one of the most memorable speeches in American history. In just 272 words, Lincoln brilliantly and movingly reminded a war-weary public why the Union had to fight, and win, the Civil War.

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