The Duncan Banner


December 12, 2013

Velma’s holiday activities rescheduled

DUNCAN — When a winter storm blew in last week it caused several area events to be canceled and rescheduled, including Velma’s Christmas Parade.

After City of Velma officials met Tuesday, they decided to reschedule most of the town’s holiday activities. The Christmas Parade will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21 on Main Street, with lineup beginning at 10 a.m. at the east of town near the E&S Feed Store.

Prizes will be awarded for first through third place for antique cars and for floats.

“There will be no Community Christmas Dinner this year,” said Shawn Enloe, Velma mayor. “It wasn’t going to work out to reschedule it.”

The house lighting contest will take place Friday, Dec. 20. Residents who want their decorations judged are to leave their lights on from 6-10 p.m. Friday. Winners will be chosen that evening and will be listed in the following Sunday edition of The Duncan Banner.

Winners will also be called by the City of Velma Monday, Dec. 23.

Text Only
Local News
  • Governor, state Legislature have misplaced priorities

    If the Oklahoma State Legislators and our Governor spent less time interfering in women’s rights to manage their bodies, creating ways to lay more taxes and fees on the middle class in order to generate more tax breaks which benefit only the wealthy while also conceiving methods with which to fill Oklahoma’s for-profit prisons, they would be doing all of us a favor. Instead, why not work to enhance funding for our schools and wage increases for all school employees? While reforming the state’s educational budget, why don’t they approve wage increases for our Oklahoma State Troopers and enlarge their Academy to insure qualified individuals are ready to fill the upcoming vacancies as many of the older force retire?

    April 9, 2014

  • Self government key to keeping politicians in check

    Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that federal campaign laws that limit the total amount of money donors can give to political parties, committees and candidates for federal office (U.S. House, Senate, and President) was unconstitutional. The ruling will not increase the current $2,600 limit on how much a donor can give to a federal candidate in each primary and general election or the $32,400 limit that can go to a national party committee. Those limits are still in place.  The ruling will instead remove the limit on how many candidates/committees to which a donor can contribute.

    April 9, 2014