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  1. Jury finds Okla. man mentally fit to stand trialRead the original story

    Friday Apr 18 | KTUL-TV Tulsa

    ... in the competency trial of Miles Bench. Prosecutors charged Bench with first-degree murder for the 2012 death of Velma teenager Braylee Henry. Defense attorneys had argued that Bench's mental health has deteriorated since his arrest. They argued ...


  2. Jury To Consider Mental State Of Man Charged In Velma Teen's DeathRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 17 | NewsOn6 Tulsa

    Prosecutors want to seek the death penalty against Bench for the June 2012 death of 16-year-old Braylee Henry.


  3. Jurors to decide Bench competency issue todayRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 17 | Duncan Banner

    ... Braylee Henry nearly two years ago. Prosecutors want Bench executed for the murder but defense attorneys say the Velma man is mentally incompetent to stand trial. To convince jurors Bench is sane, prosecutors on Wednesday showed a videotape of Bench ...


  4. Spring storms roll through area, topple trees, spawn hailRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 14 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    ... several communities, including Owasso, Broken Arrow, and Ramona. Small tornadoes reportedly touched down near Bray and Velma, small towns in south central Oklahoma, but they didn't do any significant damage.


  5. Oklahoma has first tornado warning issued since May 31Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 13 |

    ... stong cold front, a National Weather Service meteorologist said. The brief tornado touched down at 5:58 p.m. north of Velma in open country. No damage or injuries were immediately reported. This was the first tornado warning issued by the National ...


  6. Tornadoes Touch Down In Southern OklahomaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 13 | News9 Oklahoma City

    At least three tornadoes touched down around 6 p.m. in between Bray and Velma, to the south of Lake Fuqua.


  7. Tex M. ParksRead the original story

    Sunday Apr 13 | Duncan Banner

    ... Friday, April 11, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City. Tex was born July 10, 1935 and was a life-long native of Velma. He was the son of Charlie D. Parks and Vena L. Kirkpatrick Parks. He graduated from Velma-Alma High School in 1954, and ...


  8. Velma cemetery plots going up $100Read the original story

    Thursday Mar 27 | Duncan Banner

    If your future plans include a burial in Velma, it will cost you $100 more on July 1. Because of increased maintenance costs, the Velma Town Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to increase the price of a city cemetery plot from $200 to $300.


  9. Duncan gets rain, Waurika not so muchRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 27 | Duncan Banner

    ... with 0.79 of an inch recorded at Halliburton-Duncan Airfield. At the Mesonet weather station located northeast of Velma, only 0.27 was recorded. In Waurika, where Waurika Lake supplies much of the area's water supply, only 0.29 precipitation was ...


  10. Manslaughter, assault trials set for this weekRead the original story

    Jan 21, 2014 | Duncan Banner

    ... with manslaughter after his involvement in a two-vehicle accident in December 2012, on new Oklahoma Highway 7 in Velma. The accident resulted in the death of Robert Bench. Bench was driving a white Buick Century, while Claxton was driving a ...


  11. January trial docket to include Ray murder trialRead the original story

    Dec 27, 2013 | Duncan Banner

    ... manslaughter in the first degree after two or more former convictions of felonies for an incident that occurred in Velma; various individuals from a controlled dangerous substance round up; Ricky Lee Torrez, 33, of Marlow, who faces the child abuse ...


  12. Bench's murder trial set for April docket callRead the original story

    Dec 22, 2013 | Duncan Banner

    A Velma man charged with murdering Velma's 16-year-old Braylee Henry in June 2012, will be going to trial in April in Stephens County District Court.


  13. Ernie Lee 'Bud' SessumsRead the original story

    Dec 17, 2013 | Duncan Banner

    Ernie Lee "Bud" Sessums, of Velma, peacefully passed away early Monday morning, Dec. 16, 2013, at his home.


  14. Kacey and Billy Chandler have wedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2013 | Durant Daily Democrat

    ... of Durant. Bridesmaids were Camie Eaves, Marlow, maid of honor, Kari Garrett-Russick, Oklahoma City, Destiny Jenkins, Velma, and Brandi Wessel, Mustang. First dance by Billy and Kacey was to "Who I Am" by Wade Bowen. The daddy and daughter dance was ...


  15. James David 'J.D.' OldsRead the original story

    Dec 11, 2013 | Duncan Banner

    ... five sons. He passed away Dec. 9, 2013, in Duncan, at the age of 79. J.D. grew up in Countyline, and went to school in Velma. He then graduated from Midwest City, where he was a quarterback for the football team. J.D. moved to Duncan and worked for ...


  16. Blustery, icy storm impacts Stephens CountyRead the original story

    Dec 5, 2013 | KSWO

    ... Thursday, and forecasts show the storm is not leaving our area just yet. The eastern portion of the county, near Velma, was impacted the most. More than five accidents, including a rollover, occurred on Highway 7 near Velma Thursday afternoon. Busy ...


  17. It's beginning to look a lot like ChristmasRead the original story

    Dec 3, 2013 | Duncan Banner

    ... s month will be Ultimate Calf Roping Dec. 7, Revolvers & Rhinestones Mounted Shooting and Gift Show Dec. 13-15 and the Velma Holiday Classic Show Dec. 20-21.


  18. Marlow, Velma postpone events due to weatherRead the original story

    Dec 3, 2013 | Duncan Banner

    ... of the Marlow Lions Club. Proceeds from this annual event are used for various community and charitable projects. Velma has also decided to move its festivities, though final plans for the change have not been made. The Velma parade, community ...


  19. Christmas parades through Stephens CountyRead the original story

    Dec 1, 2013 | Duncan Banner

    ... of the Marlow Lions Club. Proceeds from this annual event are used for various community and charitable projects. Velma's Christmas parade will be at 11 a.m. Saturday on Main Street, with lineup beginning at 10 a.m. at the east end of town near the ...


  20. Sexton - 50 yearsRead the original story

    Nov 30, 2013 | Duncan Banner

    Jim and June Sexton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 30 at the Velma Family Life Center.


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