By: CJ Cassidy
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- The nationwide average of a price of regular unleaded gas hovers around $3.09, and while prices here in the Heartland are lower, some stations are doing their best to keep up with fluctuating rates.
Sawyer changes the prices when her employer asks her to, and says the new system is ideal for avoiding, "The heat, the wind and the rain," she says.
"As soon as they see me come out with the ladder they know what's going on," John Lashley says. He doesn't have the luxury of pushing a few buttons, but works with manual signs.
John hopes his store goes electronic sometime. Until then, he takes pride in working on one of the last full service gas stations in Cape Girardeau.