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City Gas Prices Increase Again, AAA Reveals

Gas prices in Jamestown are 4 cents higher this week at $2.792 this week, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. Gas prices continue to increase, with the national average up 9 cents on the week to $2.72. That is a 30-cent increase from the beginning of February, 28 cents more than a year ago and the most expensive daily national average since August 2019. The latest price jumps are a direct result of February’s winter storm that took 26 U.S. refineries offline and pushed refinery utilization from an average of about 83% down to an atypical low of 68%, according to the Energy Information Administration. In its latest data, EIA also reported demand at 7.2 million barrels per day. Both utilization and demand rates have not been reported this low since last May. AAA forecasts the national gas price average to increase in March. However, if refineries resume normal operations, and if crude oil prices show signs of stability, motorists may see some relief at the pump towards the end of the month.

Rod And Gun Auxiliary To Meet On Thursday

LAKEWOOD — The Lakewood Rod and Gun Auxiliary will resume its monthly meetings. The board will meet on Thursday at 6:30 p.m., with the auxiliary meeting at 7 p.m. Monday. Entertainment will be Bingo with prizes. Non-perishable items for St. Susan Center will be collected at the meeting. All members are urged to bring a donation and attend. Greeters for the evening will be Connie Storms and Ann Gullotti. Helpers are Jan DeVoe and Sandy Carlson. Refreshments will be provided by Sharon Purdy and Nancy Rasmussen. Two scholarships shall be awarded for the 2021-22 school year. For an application and more information, contact Arline Hazenberg at 488-0553.

St. Luke’s Thrift Shop Announces Sale

St. Luke’s Thrift Shop, 409 Pine St. between East Fourth and East Fifth streets in Jamestown, announces further markdowns on winter clothing. Ladies dresses and coats are now 50% off, ladies sweaters 50% off, ladies pants all $1.00, and all children’s clothing 50% off. Hours for sales and receiving are Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; receiving only Tuesday 9 a.m. to noon. At this time entrance is on Pine Street and exit to the parking lot. Off-street parking is available in the church lot off East Fifth Street. Face covering and social distancing are required. Proceeds are used in the local community.

Falconer Village Board Will Hold Meeting Monday

FALCONER — The Falconer Village Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday via Zoom conference. The meeting will include the presentation of the 2021/22 village budget for consideration. Zoom meeting information will be published in the Legal Notice section of The Post-Journal and may be obtained by calling the village clerk during normal business hours at 665-4400. Those wishing to address the meeting should call the clerk or email falconer@netsync.net, prior to 4 p.m. Monday, giving their name, address and contact information. Those unable to attend the meeting may send comments to be read and entered into public record to falconer@netsync.net prior to 4 p.m.

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