January 5th, 2012
VIAN â€” The 2012 portion of the Poteau High School wrestling season did not get started the way the Pirates had hoped as they lost a 60-15 dual decision to the Vian Wolverines Tuesday night.
Sequoyah-Tahlequah was to have made it a triangular but did not show up.
The Pirates (9-5 in duals this season) got three wins, two of which were by pins coming from Tyler Tustin (126 pounds) and Daylon Brewton (heavyweight). Poteau's other win came on a decision by Chevy Galetka in his match at 170 pounds.
GLENPOOL â€” Several Poteau Youth Wrestling Club members competed at last weekend's Glenpool Tournament, with three of them claiming gold.
Grant Ford, Seth Ford and Allison Hartley all won their weight class titles in their respective division.
Dada Jones, Ethan Carey and Gavin Morgan were all runners-up, while Creed Smith, Brandon Hartley, James Moss and Connor Williams were third.
Blaze Emerson, Jackson Morris, Remington Reed and Zack Dotson competed but did not medal.
MUSKOGEE â€” Seven Poteau Youth Wrestling Club members participated in last weekend's Berryhill New Year's Tournament.
Jarrod Vineyard was runner-up, while Bryson Terry, Jarrett Lilley and Ross Johnson all were fourth.
Race Williams, Dauntay Warren and Caden Warren also participated, but did not medal.
Happy new year to everyone! I welcomed 2012 in the same way I have been spending New Yearâ€™s Day for the last several years, taking my boys to a ball tournament. My good friend, Gary Gibson, coached a seventh-grade team, and Dallas Ward and I coached a sixth-grade team for a little weekend action in Tulsa. We have lots of great parents from here who drive their sons all over the two-state area to get their kids all the playing time they can. I would like to thank them because it takes several kids to make a team. We couldnâ€™t do it without each other.
Dr. William Chester â€śBillâ€ť Noblet passed from this life into our memories on Dec. 26, 2011. He had suffered a massive brain hemorrhage on Christmas Eve. Dr. Noblet was born June 7, 1940, in Fort Smith, Ark., to Chester and Wilma Noblet.
He was raised in Spiro, a town that always remained dear to his heart. During his lifetime Bill served the Lord well, loving friends, neighbors and patients as he did himself; they loved him in return.
Wanda Nixon, 79, McCurtain died Jan. 3, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at Calvary Assembly of God Church, Poteau, with burial at Milton Cemetery, Milton, under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau.
Ronald Dee Knight, 71, of Leflore died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, in Poteau. Ronald was born August 7, 1940 in Leflore to Willis Jesse and Leona Bivian (Mann) Knight. He was a member of the Leflore Baptist Church. Ronald was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Willis Jr. Knight and Harold Dean Knight.
Survivors include three sisters and brothers-in-law, Patricia Essman of Leflore, Barbara Imogene and Walter Solomon of Skiatook, Norma Lee and Bill Smith of Fort Worth, Texas; 14 nieces and nephews, other relatives and loved ones.
There were no upsets on Day 1 of the 2012 LeFlore County Junior High Tournament, which took place Monday at both Poteau High School's Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse and Pansy Kidd Middle School's Upper and Lower Gyms.
At Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse, boys opening-round games saw Pansy Kidd Middle School handle Monroe 64-13, Heavener edge Leflore 30-23 and Talihina nip Pocola 22-20.
As for girls games at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse, Wister held off Whitesboro 36-35, Howe defeated Leflore 58-10 and Heavener got past Arkoma 42-14.
Members of the Poteau Police Department along with Poteau and Shady Point Fire Departments and LeFlore County EMS were called the the scene of a serious one vehicle accident just north of Poteau on State Highway 59 this evening shortly after 6 p.m. According to witnesses at the scene the accident occurred when a 16-year-old female was thrown from her horse near the Arena Steakhouse. The horse reportedly then ran from the Arena to Hwy. 59 and into traffic where it was struck by a vehicle driven by a Shady Point man traveling southbound towards Poteau.