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Weather: Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. North winds around 5 mph.
Today at the Editor’s Glance: It’s the calm before Christmas.
World Cup: It’s all about the World Cup today. Argentina and France face off at 10 a.m. on Fox. It’s Argentina’s fifth World Cup final. They won in 1978, when the Argentinian junta hosted the tournament, and won again in 1986 in Mexico City. This will be France’s fourth final. But they’re the defending champions. They beat Croatia 4-2 four years ago, and beat Brazil 3-0 in 1998, when France were the host. If France’s players aren’t hampered by injuries, Argentina will have a hard time keeping them from repeating.
Grace Community Food Pantry, 245 Education Way, Bunnell, drive-thru open today from 1 to 4 p.m. The food pantry is organized by Pastor Charles Silano and Grace Community Food Pantry, a Disaster Relief Agency in Flagler County. Feeding Northeast Florida helps local children and families, seniors and active and retired military members who struggle to put food on the table. Working with local grocery stores, manufacturers, and farms we rescue high-quality food that would normally be wasted and transform it into meals for those in need. The Flagler County School District provides space for much of the food pantry storage and operations. Call 386-586-2653 to help, volunteer or donate.
Fantasy of Lights at Palm Coast’s Central Park: The Rotary Club of Flagler County hosts its 17th Annual Fantasy Lights Festival at Central Park in Town Center, through Dec. 30, 6:30-9 p.m. each night. Fantasy Lights is free self-guided walking tour around Central Park with over 50 large animated light displays, festive live and broadcast holiday music, holiday snacks and beverages. A favorite for the kids is Santa’s House and Village with a collection of elf houses festively painted and nestled among the lights, warm fire to roast marsh mallows or create smores, and encircling the village is Santa’s Merry Train Ride. See the full brochure here and the nightly schedule of events https://flaglerlive.com/wp-content/uploads/Fantasy-Lights-Program-2022_FINAL.pdf#page=7
For more information, please contact Bill Butler at 386-986-3760 or 386-445-0598 or email: [email protected].
Keep in Mind: FEMA has extended the deadline into January for Flagler County Hurricane Ian survivors to apply for federal disaster assistance: The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the deadline until January 12. The Disaster Recovery Center is in a large tent located near the arena in the center of the fairground’s property, 150 Sawgrass Road, Bunnell. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Disaster Recovery Centers serve as FEMA’s local outreach offices to provide disaster survivors with information from it, as well as from Florida state agencies and the U.S. Small Business Administration. Survivors can get help applying for federal assistance and disaster loans, update applications and learn about other resources available. Survivors can apply for disaster assistance at disasterassistance.gov, by calling 800-621-3362 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern Time, or by using the FEMA mobile app. Those who use a relay service such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service, or others, will need to provide FEMA the number for that service. Those who have insurance are encouraged to file a claim for damages to homes, personal property, and vehicles before applying for FEMA assistance. FEMA cannot duplicate other sources of assistance may have been received.
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Flagler County Commission Morning Meeting
Beverly Beach Town Commission meeting
Nar-Anon Family Group
Astronomy Club of Palm Coast Meeting
Flagler County School Board Workshop: Agenda Items
Flagler Beach Planning and Architectural Review Board
Palm Coast City Council Meeting
Bunnell Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board
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The U.S. Soccer Federation is seeking Federal support in its efforts to host the World Cup, without requesting any Federal funds. House Joint Resolution 219, which is before us today, expresses that support. The Federation’s effort also has the strong backing of President Reagan as well as other leading public officials in this Nation. Dr. Kissinger testified last month before our Subcommittee on Commerce, Transportation and Tourism on the importance of this resolution if these efforts are to be successful Therefore, I would urge my colleagues to support House Joint Resolution 219. The benefits that will be derived from increased international good will and valuable cultural ex- change, not to mention the boost to our tourism industry, demands such a vote. I would point out very respectfully to my colleague from Massachusetts who characterized soccer as a Socialist sport that nothing could be further from the truth, because soccer is a sport which knows no politics. It is played all over the world. It is played in Europe. It is played in Asia. It is played in Africa and South America, as well as in North America, so certainly it knows no politics.
–Norman Frederick Lent, a Republican House member, from May 3, 1983 floord debates on the World Cup.
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