The Daily Cartoon and Live Briefing: Wednesday, July 10, 2024

 SCOTUS Yellow Tape Crime Scene by Ed Wexler,
SCOTUS Yellow Tape Crime Scene by Ed Wexler,

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Weather: Mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 90s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent. Heat index values up to 106. Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely in the evening, then a chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 70s. West winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Today at a Glance:

The Public Safety Coordinating Council meets at 8:45 a.m. at the Emergency Operations Center in Bunnell, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg. 3, Bunnell. The council, chaired by Sheriff Rick Staly, is a statutorily required panel that assembles law enforcement, judicial, social services and local government representatives to discuss public safety and direct related grants to the appropriate agencies. The council meets roughly quarterly.

Separation Chat, Open Discussion: Today featuring Nancy Tray and Anne Watts, plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the DeSantis administration’s Board of Education for violating their First Amendment rights through the implementation of H.B. 1069, the book-banning bill. The Atlantic Chapter of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State hosts the open, freewheeling discussion on the topic here in our community, around Florida and throughout the United States, noon to 1 p.m. at Pine Lakes Golf Club Clubhouse Pub & Grillroom (no purchase is necessary), 400 Pine Lakes Pkwy, Palm Coast (0.7 miles from Belle Terre Parkway). Call (386) 445-0852 for best directions. All are welcome! Everyone’s voice is important. For further information email [email protected] or call Merrill at 804-914-4460.

The Circle of Light Course in Miracles study group meets at a private residence in Palm Coast every Wednesday at 1:20 PM. There is a $2 love donation that goes to the store for the use of their room.   If you have your own book, please bring it.  All students of the Course are welcome.  There is also an introductory group at 1:00 PM. The group is facilitated by Aynne McAvoy, who can be reached at [email protected] for location and information.

Weekly Chess Club for Teens, Ages 9-18, at the Flagler County Public Library: Do you enjoy Chess, trying out new moves, or even like some friendly competition?  Come visit the Flagler County Public Library at the Teen Spot every Wednesday from 4 to 5 p.m. for Chess Club. Everyone is welcome, for beginners who want to learn how to play all the way to advanced players. For more information contact the Youth Service department 386-446-6763 ext. 3714 or email us at [email protected]

In Coming Days:

July 16: Identity Theft/Scams/Fraud Workshop at Flagler Woman’s Club, 10 a.m. at the clubhouse, 1524 S Central Ave, Flagler Beach. The Flagler Woman’s Club invites you to join us for a workshop on Preventing Identity Theft, Scams and Fraud. Cmdr. Frank Lutz of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office will present. Please call Mary at 386-569-7813 to reserve your spot.

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Notably: “I’ll meet you in the parking lot of the Thriftimart.” “What Thriftimart,”  Maria whispered. “Maria, I told you, you can’t miss it. Under the big red T.” Remember that brief scene in Joan Didion’s Play It As It Lays, as Maria is trying to get an abortion back in the pre-Roe days of back alleys, and now the post-Dobbs days of back-alleys’ return? Our memories are short, our compassion and humanity shorter. I’m surprised that we can have as high a proportion as 41 percent of our fellow-Americans saying abortion should be illegal but for emergencies. That 41 percent would be just as surprised at the other 59 percent’s existence, though I’m surprised the proportion of “no restrictions” is as low as it is. 



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July 2024

flagler county commission government logo

Wednesday, Jul 10

Public Safety Coordinating Council Meeting

Emergency Operations Center

americans united for separation of church and state logo

Wednesday, Jul 10

Separation Chat: Open Discussion

course in miracles

Wednesday, Jul 10

The Circle of Light A Course in Miracles Study Group

chess club flagler county public library

Wednesday, Jul 10

Weekly Chess Club for Teens, Ages 9-18, at the Flagler County Public Library

Flagler County Public Library

Circuit Judge Terence Perkins presides over felony court in Flagler County. Judges would have more discretion in certain drug-trafficking cases when imposing sentence, if a bill set to pass the Senate is also approved in the Florida House and becomes law. (© FlaglerLive)

Thursday, Jul 11

Flagler County Drug Court Convenes

Flagler County courthouse

flagler county democratic executive committee

Thursday, Jul 11

Palm Coast Democratic Club Meeting

Democratic Party Headquarters in City Marketplace

The hand-carved whale at the splash pad at Holland Park, beached in idleness for two years, symbolizes the fate of what was to be the park system's crown jewel. The city is in litigation against the splash pad's contractors and subcontractors. (© FlaglerLive)

Thursday, Jul 11

In Court: Splash Pad Case

Flagler County courthouse

flagler beach city commission logo

Thursday, Jul 11

Flagler Beach City Commission Meeting

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Do not let a day slip by without enjoyment. . .. Do not allow yourself to be tormented by the stupidity of others. . . . Remember that from its earliest beginnings the world has never been free from fools. … Let us not then distress ourselves, nor lose our pleasure, even though our own children, brothers and relations, happen to be selfish, ignoring our best efforts to make them otherwise. … Sake is the beautiful gift of Heaven. Drunk in small quantities it expands the heart, lifts the downcast spirit, drowns cares, and improves the health. Thus it helps a man and also his friends to enjoy pleasures. But he who drinks too much loses his respectability, becomes over-talkative, and utters abusive words like a madman. . . . Enjoy sake by drinking just enough to give you a slight exhilaration, and thus enjoy seeing flowers when they are just bursting into bloom. To drink too much and spoil this great gift of Heaven is foolish.

–From Onna Daigaku’s The Great Learning for Women (1729).


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