November 12th, 2014
Howard Ray Goins, 76, of Panama died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in Poteau.
Howard was born May 9, 1938, in Panama to Otto and Ola Mae (Sherfield) Goins. He was a heavy equipment operator. Howard was a hard worker, a proud Navy veteran and a friend to everyone. He never met a stranger.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Wanda Goins; granddaughter, RaeLena Shelton; special son-in-law, Randy Shelton; siblings, Levenia Newel, Orville Goins, Linda Goins, Ethelene Covey and Pauline Cox.
Emma Marler, 86, of Wister died November 10, 2014. She was born Nov. 25, 1927, in Wilburton to Leland and Anna (Dameron) Harris. Emma was married to William P. â€śBillâ€ť Marler on Nov. 3, 1947 in Van Buren, Ark. She was a homemaker, a loving mother and grandmother and will be missed by everyone that knew her.
Emma was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill; and three brothers, George, Ira and Johnny Ray Harris.
The Panama Razorbacks are prepping for their third straight Class 2A playoff appearance this week as the Hogs will travel to meet the Chandler Lions at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
In each of the first two seasons, the Razorbacks have exited in the opening round. They hope the third time is the charm, and the Hogs will be playing in the second round of the playoffs next week.
The Talihina Golden Tigers, who are ranked second in the final Class A Poll of the season, made it to the state semifinals a season ago. They hope to go farther this postseason.
The Golden Tigers (9-0) will begin their Class A playoff run against the Quapaw Wildcats (5-5) at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Doc Robinson Stadium.
VAN BUREN, Ark. â€” Last weekend, a third football team brought home a Bandit Bowl title. The third-grade Bi-State Bandit League team avenged its only loss of the season, beating Fort Smith [Ark.] Catholic 12-8 to win the Bandit Bowl title.
Editor's note: The information on the fourth-grade Bi-State Bandit League team's Bandit Bowl game was not available at press time. As soon as it is made available to the Poteau Daily News, a story about the game will appear in a later edition.
Poteau High School and Pansy Kidd Middle School basketball fans can get a sneak peak of what their teams will be like this season Thursday at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
The Red-White basketball scrimmages will begin at 5:30 p.m., featuring the PKMS seventh- and eighth-grade teams, the Poteau freshmen and the PHS varsity teams.
Admission is $2 or canned food. Any canned goods collected Thursday will be donated to the Poteau Community Thanksgiving Dinner.
Attorney General Scott Pruitt's office will host a regional seminar on the Oklahoma Open Meeting and Open Records Acts in McAlester on Nov. 20 in the Conference Center auditorium at Eastern Oklahoma State College. Five other regional seminars are being held across the state this fall in partnership with the Oklahoma Press Association and Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation.
This year's meetings feature Tom Bates, First Assistant Attorney General and former chief of the Attorney General's Multicounty Grand Jury Unit.
Nadine Wright, 90, of Spiro died Friday, Nov. 7, 2014.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, in New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
James Ed McCormick, 70, of Sallisaw died Friday, Nov. 7, 2014.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, at Unity Baptist Church Keota. Family visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home in Keota.