THIS Just in from the Springfield News-Leader
Be sure and notify all your friends!
But seriously folks, make fun of the News-Leader's choice of an "Our Voice" editorial all you want, at a cost of $2,500 per replacement pole, get a stake.
Try Habitat for Humanity Restore on South Scenic for cheap material for sign stakes. I have also found the large paint stir sticks to make excellent stakes and they're very affordable. They work great with a staple gun.
Wanna save on your utility bill? Seems to me this would be one simple way to keep costs down.