The Duncan Banner


February 8, 2010

Getting gas a good thing

No price gouging reported during ice storm


Kay Ledford, an employee, said it was chaotic, but everything moved smoothly.

“We were lucky that we had just gotten gas the night before. We had power. I opened at 5:30 in the morning and we got busy shortly after, with cars lined up for half a mile. We had five people working, plus the owner,” Ledford said.

“We appreciate all the people who came out, from everywhere, Marlow, Duncan; we’re just glad we could help,” she said.

Tammy White, manager at Hop & Sack, said a generator at her store kicked in as soon as the power went out and she even praised her own staff, many who came to work on their off-day to help.

“A normal day is about 800 receipts. I probably had about 1,500 come through. We ran out of a lot of hot food. They were taking it as soon as we made it and sometimes it took an hour for pizza to be made,” she said.

“There was one thing I learned, to keep my patience.”

— Toni Hopper is a reporter for The Duncan Banner. She can be reached at 580-255-5354, Ext. 132 or by e-mail at:

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