Budget cuts could mean closure of stores

Published: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 15:41 PM.

And customers know it.

“We buy all of our meats here. They have the best deals,” Marine Gunnery Sgt. Charles Eaton said as he, his wife Maria and young children entered the store on Tuesday.

 “We buy everything — diapers, wipes, laundry detergent, toilet paper. We love this place,” Maria Eaton said.

Jenny Wells, an 80-year-old widow of a military man, said she is on a fixed income and shops at the commissary frequently and buys medicine there.

“I’d be out of luck,” Wells said if the commissary should close.

Mary Warehan, of Newport, whose husband was in the military, comes to the commissary to buy her drinking water.

“It’s a lot cheaper than Walmart,” Warehan said. “That would be terrible if they closed the commissary.”



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