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January 15th, 2015

Sports Briefs

January 15, 2015

Faith Community Nazarene Church is getting ready for this year’s Upward Sports basketball and cheerleading league.
Saturday will be the final day to register for either or both leagues. Registration will take place in hour-long sessions on Saturday morning inside the Pansy Kidd Middle School Gym. The kindergarten 4s and 5s will register from 9 to 10 a.m., followed by the first- through third-graders from 10 to 11 a.m. and the fourth- through sixth-graders from 11 a.m. to noon.
Registration may also be done online by going to

January 14th

Poteau teams split home contests with Muldrow on Tuesday night

January 15, 2015

The Poteau High School basketball teams split their home games Tuesday night with Muldrow. The Pirates made the Bulldogs walk the plank in a 60-42 victory, but the Lady Bulldogs downed the Lady Pirates 49-40.

Tuesday's High School Boys Basketball Roundup

January 15, 2015

WISTER — The Wister Wildcats picked up a home win Tuesday night, downing the Arkoma Mustangs 65-47
The Wildcats broke a 21-all halftime tie by outscoring the Mustangs 21-10 in the third quarter to take a 42-31 lead into the final period.
Howe 63, Panama 50: In Howe, the Lions jumped out to a 13-9 lead after a period en route to a 28-20 halftime advantage and a 46-37 lead going into the final quarter.

Tuesday’s High School Girls Basketball Roundup

January 15, 2015

HOWE — The Howe Lady Lions stayed perfect on the season Tuesday night with a 78-33 victory over the Panama Lady Razorbacks at the Howe Gym.
The Lady Lions led 16-10 after a period, but they outscored the Lady ’Backs 22-12 in the second quarter to take a 38-22 halftime lead en route to a 57-26 advantage going into the final period.
Arkoma 71, Wister 35: In Wister, the Lady Mustangs jumped out to a 27-8 lead after a period and never looked back.

Elnora “Elly” Nickles

January 14, 2015

Elnora “Elly” Nickles, 89, of Poteau died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in Heavener. Elly was born Feb. 4, 1925, in Poteau to J. “Mitt” and Lydia Jenson.

She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Poteau. To know Elly was to love her. She never met a stranger. She loved to talk and always had a joke to tell. She was a wonderful cook and had a reputation far and wide for her amazing homemade pies, bread, donuts and cookies. Elly had a great love for her family and missed Buck terribly. Her family takes comfort in knowing they are together again.

Katie A. Cantrell

January 14, 2015

Katie A. Cantrell, 85, Overland Park, Kan., died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at Menorah Medical Center. 

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at Abundant Life Church, 12400 Antioch, Overland Park. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa, Kan. Katie’s family suggests memorial contributions to Abundant Life Church.

Vinuard Goins

January 14, 2015

Vinuard Goins passed away at the age of 87 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a beloved father, papa, great papa, brother and friend.

He is survived by his sisters, Loretta McParland of Atwater Calif., Ruby Gregory, Kathleen Oleta Himes of Poteau; children, Evelyn Virginia Alcala of Cottonwood, Calif., Terrance Lee Goins of Palm Desert, Calif., and Rhonda June Doty of Roseville, Calif.; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Bobby D. Cox

January 14, 2015

Bobby D. Cox of Howe passed away Jan. 8, 2015, at the age of 75. He was born Oct. 10, 1939, to Sherman Taft and Opal Nadine (Victor) Cox, in the small community of Independence.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Cox; one daughter, Candice Adkisson and husband Joel of Sapulpa; one son, Bobby Cox II and wife Jennifer of Howe; three sisters, Marilyn Arnett, Elaine Faulkenberry, Wanda Cox; two brothers, Kenneth Cox, Eugene Cox; two granddaughters, Wrigley Adkisson and Aniston Cox; two grandsons, Kinsler Cox and Picher Adkisson.

Richard Lee Kirkland

January 14, 2015

Richard Lee Kirkland, 60, of Shady Point died Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, in Fort Smith, Ark.

Richard was born June 13,1954 in Greenville, Calif., to Raymond F. and Dorothy Mae (Harris) Kirkland. He worked at Whirlpool.

Richard was preceded in death by his father.

Jean Goode

January 14, 2015

Jean Goode, 71, of Talihina died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, in Tulsa. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, in the Talihina School Auditorium. Burial will be in Old Town Tuskahoma Cemetery under the direction of Burkhart Funeral Service, Talihina.

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