It's been a LOOOOONNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGG time since I've updated my out of town readers on the price of gasoline in Eldon, Missouri. Regular unleaded is now $1.79 per gallon and diesel is, unbelievably $1.99 per gallon. These prices have been the "going rate" for several weeks now. I keep reading that gas prices are going up but we haven't seen it yet. But, gas prices ALWAYS go up before Memorial Day and then stay up for the summer around here. I'll take $1.79 for as LONG as we can get it although, in my opinion, gas prices will be heading up again soon.