Today at the Editor’s glance: Weather: Mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent. Thursday Night: A slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows in the mid 60s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph in the evening, becoming light and variable. Chance of rain 30 percent.
In Court: Drug Court convenes before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse, Kim C. Hammond Justice Center 1769 E Moody Blvd, Bldg 1, Bunnell. Drug Court is open to the public. See the Drug Court handbook here and the participation agreement here.
Sheriff Rick Staly holds the fifth annual public Addressing Crime Together meeting at 6 p.m. in person and online, at the Palm Coast Hilton Garden Inn, on the radio on WNZF newsradio 94.9 FM or 1550 AM, and virtually via the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. Staly will discuss crime trends in Flagler County, the initiatives the Sheriff’s Office has made to improve public safety, and agency plans for 2022.
The Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 105 S outh2nd Street in Flagler Beach. Watch the meeting at the city’s YouTube channel here. Access meeting agenda and materials here. See a list of commission members and their email addresses here.
The Annual George Washington Carver Foundation Auction begins Monday. The purpose of the auction is to raise money to go back into the development of the Carver Center in Bunnell. In order to participate in this auction you must register for a bidder account on this 32auctions website. To register click login in the top right corner and then click “Create an account now” if you have not yet made one. The system will then send you an email with a link to confirm the registration. Your bidder ID will be the first part of your email address. If you would like to change the bidder ID you may go in to account settings and pick a new ID. Please pick a username you don’t mind being displayed publicly. The username of the current bidder will be displayed with the item.
Change Your Financial Strategy to survive and thrive: With the new challenges 2022 has posed for business owners and individuals with rising costs, Lora Fickett presents, “Change Your Financial Strategy to Survive.” Join Lora Ficket on April, 14, 2022 at 11:30AM at Cornerstone Center at 608 E. Moody Blvd. in Bunnell, Florida to learn more about surviving when inflation is on the rise.
Now this: Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath was published on this date in 1939, winning the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. One of the great scenes of the John Ford movie, released in 1940, features Henry Fonda (Tom Joad) delivering the famous “I’ll be there” speech, which echoes Eugene Debs’s famous speech on justice, delivered upon his conviction on an bogus charge of violating the Sedition Act dring the Wilson administration: “While there is a lower class, I am in it; while there is a criminal class, I am of it; while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.” (See more below.) The cadences and the verve were themselves an echo of the Book of Ruth, 1:16-17: “Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. May the Lord do so to me and more also if anything but death parts me from you.” Of course, nothing tops Fonda:
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Flagler Beach Farmers Market
Flagler Beach All Stars Beach Clean-Up
First Saturday Creative Bazaar Arts & Crafts Market
Grace Community Food Pantry on Education Way
Sunshine and Sandals Social at Cornerstone
Palm Coast Farmers’ Market at European Village
Grace Community Food Pantry on Education Way
Al-Anon Family Groups
Flagler County Commission Morning Meeting
Nar-Anon Family Group
Beverly Beach Town Commission meeting
Astronomy Club of Palm Coast Meeting
For the full calendar, go here.
I am thinking this morning of the men in the mills and the factories; of the men in the mines and on the railroads. I am thinking of the women who for a paltry wage are compelled to work out their barren lives; of the little children who in this system are robbed of their childhood and in their tender years are seized in the remorseless grasp of Mammon and forced into the industrial dungeons, there to feed the monster machines while they themselves are being starved and stunted, body and soul. I see them dwarfed and diseased and their little lives broken and blasted because in this high noon of Christian civilization money is still so much more important than the flesh and blood of childhood. In very truth gold is god today and rules with pitiless sway in the affairs of men. In this country—the most favored beneath the bending skies—we have vast areas of the richest and most fertile soil, material resources in inexhaustible abundance, the most marvelous productive machinery on earth, and millions of eager workers ready to apply their labor to that machinery to produce in abundance for every man, woman, and child—and if there are still vast numbers of our people who are the victims of poverty and whose lives are an unceasing struggle all the way from youth to old age, until at last death comes to their rescue and lulls these hapless victims to dreamless sleep, it is not the fault of the Almighty: it cannot be charged to nature, but it is due entirely to the outgrown social system in which we live that ought to be abolished not only in the interest of the toiling masses but in the higher interest of all humanity.”
–From Eugene Debs’s statement to the court on his conviction for violating the Sedition Act, September 18, 1918.
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