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March 27, 2014

Velma cemetery plots going up $100

VELMA — 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.

The increase won’t take effect until the town begins its new fiscal year on July 1, said Mayor Shawn Enloe.

The increased price is the standard cost of a burial plot in nearby small towns in Stephens County, Enloe said, and remains more moderately priced than a burial plot in Duncan.

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