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  1. Melvis (Darla) Bernice SpoonemoreRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Duncan Banner

    Melvis Bernice Spoonemore, 91, of Duncan, passed away on July 21, 2014. Services will be Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Velma Church of Christ with Minister Michael Ward officiating.


  2. Virgie Virginia McCammonRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 19 | Duncan Banner

    ... Monday, July 21 at 1 p.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, with Jerry Hurst officiating. Burial will follow at Velma Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Viewing will be Sunday afternoon, 12-4 p.m. and Monday 9 a.m. until ...


  3. CPR, firefighter training offered in VelmaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 13 | Duncan Banner

    Velma emergency responders will teach life-saving CPR and first aid skills beginning Sunday.


  4. Commissioners approve June 24 primary election resultsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 8 | Duncan Banner

    ... Approved a bid proposal which allows for the lease/purchase of two 400-gallon flat bed brush trucks for the Velma Volunteer Fire Department from Midwest Fire Equipment and Repair Co. During the June 30 regular meeting, the commissioners reviewed ...


  5. Sheriff's Office to form new task forceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 2 | Duncan Banner

    ... Sheriff Wayne McKinney said he is looking to include other agencies in the county, from Duncan, Marlow, Comanche and Velma, and possible surrounding areas to better serve the county. "We live in different times. We want to identify the criminal ...


  6. Commissioners approve lease purchase of fire trucks for VelmaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 1 | Duncan Banner

    Stephens County commissioners approved the lease purchase of two fire brush trucks for the Velma Volunteer Fire Department, and the contract is set for approval next Monday.


  7. Justin Wayne WhiteRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2014 | Pauls Valley Daily Democrat

    Justin Wayne White of Elmore City, Oklahoma was born to Kenny Wayne White and Linda Gayle White on January 29, 1991 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma and passed from this life on June 18, 2014 near Velma, Oklahoma at the age of 23 years.


  8. Investigation continues in shooting death of Elmore City manRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2014 | Duncan Banner

    The body of an Elmore City man fatally shot in Velma Wednesday morning was sent to the Oklahoma Medical Examiner for an autopsy.


  9. Elmore City man fatally shot in VelmaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2014 | Duncan Banner

    An Elmore City man was killed in Velma early early Wednesday in a shooting police are treating as a homicide, officials said.


  10. Stephens County investigates possible homicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2014 | KSWO

    VELMA, Okla._The Stephens County Sheriff's Department is investigating an overnight shooting near Velma that left one man dead.


  11. Gene Houston AldridgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2014 | Duncan Banner

    ... at this time. Gene Houston Aldridge was born on Aug. 8, 1933 to Joe and Lula (Scott) Aldridge on the family farm near Velma. On Aug. 8, 1956 he married the love of his life, Janie Ruth Gray, in Wichita Falls. Gene graduated High School in 1951 where ...


  12. Enos denies request for competency evaluation for BenchRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2014 | Duncan Banner

    ... his competency hearing less than two months ago. Enos' ruling keeps Bench on track for an August trial. Bench, 23, of Velma, appeared in Stephens County District Court with two attorneys, Bobby Lewis and Shea Smith, for the competency hearing. The ...


  13. Duncan gets 1.21 inches of rain this morningRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2014 | Duncan Banner

    ... The National Weather Service reported 1.21 inch of rain was recorded at Duncan Airport. The Oklahoma Mesonet site near Velma reported 0.96 of preciptation. There is a 30 to 40 percent chance of more thunderstorms today and tonight, forecasts say. No ...


  14. Henry's parents file wrongful death suit against Bench, Teepee Totem ownersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2014 | Duncan Banner

    Nearly two years after the death of their daughter, Braylee Rae Henry's parents filed a wrongful death suit against Miles Sterling Bench and the owners/operators of the Velma convenience store Teepee Totem.


  15. Betty McNeillRead the original story

    Jun 3, 2014 | Duncan Banner

    ... and grandchildren. She is survived by her four children: Terresa and Dr. Alvin Peterson of Lawton, Lisa Roebuck of Velma, Robert and Diane McNeill of Velma and Michael and April McNeill and six grandchildren: Emily, Haley, Logan, Hunter, Dillon, and ...


  16. Bench files for new competency hearingRead the original story

    May 30, 2014 | Duncan Banner

    ... hearingeven though Bench was found competent to stand trial a little more than a month earlier. Bench, 23, of Velma, is charged with first-degree murder in the bludgeoning death of 16-year-old Braylee Henry of Velma. Henry died June 10, 2012, in the ...


  17. Velma-Alma seniors honor classmate at graduationRead the original story

    May 23, 2014 | Duncan Banner

    The 2014 graduating class of Velma-Alma High School received diplomas on Thursday night and paid homage to a classmate who wasn't there.


  18. Earning Stampede queen title begins with good self-esteemRead the original story

    Apr 27, 2014 | Duncan Banner

    ... Makenzie Andrews, Chandler Johnson, Breanna Ferguson, Kylee Pierce and Megan Law, all of Duncan; Nicole Hampton of Velma; Madison Smith and Rachel Smith, both of Ponca City; and Sydney Wyatt of Cherokee. Davis' records for queen title holders since ...


  19. Jerry Dean BranchRead the original story

    Apr 27, 2014 | Duncan Banner

    ... funeral home. Local arrangements were made through the Don Grantham Funeral Home. Jerry was born March 23, 1936, in Velma, Okla., to Henry and Ora (Pitcock) Branch. He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy, an inventory control manager for Yeager ...


  20. Paul Don BushRead the original story

    Apr 24, 2014 | Duncan Banner

    ... pending with Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow. Online condolences may be made to Velma teens Brodie Williams, left, and Tyler Ray took home a team roping victory from the Heart of Oklahoma Youth Rodeo ...


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