Help out meter readers
Each month Chariton Valley Electric Cooperative meter readers and/or linemen are required to read and perform routine maintenance on meters and utility poles, which are not always in the most ideal locations. With your help of keeping the area in and around your meter pole(s) free of obstacles, including tall grass and weeds, our meter readers and lineman will be able to read your meter accurately and ensure their safety each month.
Mayor in hospital
Centerville Mayor Jim Senior has been hospitalized. If you wish to send him get well cards or flowers, direct them to Jim Senior, Mercy Medical Center, 1111 Sixth Ave., Room 697, Des Moines, IA 50314.
Gas jumps 11.8 cents in 1 week
According to GasBuddy.com, in Iowa as of July 15, average retail gasoline prices in Iowa have risen 11.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.55/g yesterday, based on their daily survey of 2,036 gas outlets in Iowa.
This compares with the national average that has increased 11.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.62/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Including the change in gas prices in Iowa during the past week, prices Sunday, July 14 were 15.2 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 10.2 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has increased 0.4 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 19.5 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.