Editor: Daily Press
Miraculously, posted gasoline prices throughout Tahlequah dropped perceptibly over the weekend following Jay Foster’s letter to the editor in Sunday’s newspaper. It went from a price of $3.59 or more a gallon consistently at most stations for regular un-leaded to a range of $3.40 to $3.50 per gallon at most stations. It was remarkable, as well that there was a range of prices – not all the same.
Gasoline prices in Tahlequah as compared to those in Tulsa (currently at $3.30 a gallon) has been a pet peeve of mine for some time. This means there is still a price differential of 10 to 20 cents a gallon. Tuesday, the average delivered price per gallon of unleaded regular including transportation costs was $3.24 – including federal and state taxes. Thus, it is apparent that we, in Tahlequah, are being gouged, and have been for years now. I’ve always wondered who lives in those mansions at the lake or up in the hills to the west. Some must be those who control the local gasoline market.
The same problem exists among other monopolistic local retailers. For instance, liquor stores. I have compared prices of distilled spirits and wine locally as compared to those in Tulsa. Consistently, the price of a $1.75 liter bottle of distilled spirits averages a full $5 more in Tahlequah than in Tulsa. Wine is a minimum of a dollar higher per small bottle. Which of those mansions belong to these dealers?
As a result, I try to make a fill-up of gasoline coincide with an hour’s trip to Tulsa to enjoy a choice of good restaurants, a diverse shopping experience and reasonable prices for the things I buy. Even the sales tax is less.
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Pray for leaders, too
Dave Thomas needs to be sure he is uttering facts, not claims, before he prays.
In defense of the 2nd
There are four reasons why I am against a mandated background check to purchase a weapon. The first is how I read the Second Amendment: “...shall not be infringed..” means that Congress does not have any authority over “arms.” I do not believe a body of fallible men and women should have that kind of authority.
STIR incensed at letters
Now we learn that not only have Northwest Arkansas forces successfully weaseled another study of Oklahoma’s
Foot patrol needed here
Folks are putting in [the Press] their pride for the police department. If all was so fine, why did we get a new chief?
Kudos to Daily Press
I just want to let you know how impressed I am with the professionalism displayed by Tahlequah Daily Press Managing Editor Kim Poindexter during a disturbing incident I witnessed Monday, April 1.
In defense of cops
One of my pet peeves is people talking about something as if it’s fact when they don’t have a clue what they’re talking about. In response to Phyllis Wilfong’s letter to the editor, let me set the record straight.
CN to be commended
I have to applaud Cherokee Nation’s investment in health care.
In appreciation of cops
Wow, maybe we should start dictating to our police force where, when, what time, what type of food, and with whom they should be eating! More often than not, co-workers are often seen lunching together. Why should law enforcement be looked upon any differently?
The unfriendly streets
I have lived in the Tahlequah area since 1994, and since 2009, within the city limits of Tahlequah. Since 2011, I have begun running in town, and since 2012, also started bicycling in town.
Coming full circle
When I was a child growing up in Tahlequah, the Indian children were looked down on. The “White” kids made fun of their names and accents.
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