Matt Obermueller

Matt Obermueller


• New ownership at Take My Hand

Whatcom County native Matt Obermueller has assumed ownership and management of Take My Hand At-Home Care.

Obermueller lived in Whatcom County for 47 years before he left to operate a Seniors Helping Seniors franchise in the San Diego area, which he has done since 2015.

Though he will primarily have a management role in the company, Obermueller plans to help with the caregiving as needed.

He has served as a caregiver in San Diego, and he also gained experience and insight guiding his parents through the aging process a few years ago. Obermueller said that no changes are planned for the company, and business will continue as usual.

• Gas prices have fallen 1.6 cents

Washington gas prices have fallen 1.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.78/g as of Nov. 8, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,666 stations in Washington.

Gas prices in Washington are  unchanged versus a month ago and stand $1.13/g higher than a year ago.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Washington is priced at $3.02/g, while the most expensive is $4.39/g, a difference of $1.37/g.

The lowest price in the state today is $3.02/g while the highest is $4.39/g, a difference of $1.37/g.

The national average price of gasoline has risen 1.8 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.41/g.

The national average is up 15.1 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands $1.31/g higher than a year ago.

Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy, said that last week saw oil prices briefly fall back under $80 for the first time in weeks.

“While it wasn’t enough to provide much relief last week, we should see small declines this week in a majority of the country, thanks to the corresponding drop in wholesale gasoline prices,” said De Haan. “At OPEC’s monthly meeting last week, the cartel held firm to the small increases they agreed to in July, raising November production by 400,000 barrels per day. 

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