Traveling across the state over the weekend, I came to appreciate our lower gas prices in Sedalia.  Yes, I said lower gas prices.  Heading to St. Louis I saw prices climb to around $3.39 a gallon.  Closer to home, in Columbia, prices were in the $3.26 per gallon range.  Although we're not seeing the lowest prices in the state, (Sikeston-$3.05 per gallon) feel fortunate that the prices in our area are still relatively low.  We'll see what happens with the prices as we have another holiday weekend coming up the end of this month with Labor Day.