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December 3rd

Poteau places eight wrestlers at Jay Duals Tournament; Senior Pirate named outstanding wrestler

December 3, 2012

JAY — The Poteau Pirates wrestling team placed eight of its matmen in last weekend's Jay Duals Tournament.
Senior Tyler Tustin won the 138-pound title and was named the tournament's outstanding wrestler.
Gabe Sanchez (195 pounds) and Daylon Brewton (heavyweight) were runners-up, Devin Anderson (120) and Derek Francis (170) were third and Sam Shore (132), Kyle Kingrey (160) and Khy Mote (182) were all fourth.

Weldon Frieling

December 3, 2012

Weldon Frieling, 70, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, in Buffalo Valley. Services were held Monday, Dec. 3, at the Talihina Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Glenn Meyer officiating. Burial was in the Laura-McGee Cemetery.

Anthony Lynn Hill

December 3, 2012

Anthony Lynn Hill was born on May 3, 1984, in Weatherford, Texas, and died Nov. 30, 2012. He attended school in Weatherford until he moved to Stamford, Texas. He graduated from high school in Stamford in May 2003. He moved to Oklahoma in 2004 and worked in the oil fields.
Survivors include his parents, Bradley and Melissa Bean of Arkoma; his fiancé, Shelby Fox of Clarksville, Ark.; grandparents, Charles and Sue Plowman of Poteau; great-grandmother, LaNelle McBride of Weatherford.

Helen L. Moore

December 3, 2012

Helen L. Moore, 99, of Poteau died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, in Poteau.
Helen was born Aug. 19, 1913, in Coalgate to John and Elizabeth (Fisher) Wood. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Poteau. She and Troy James Moore were married Aug. 25, 1933, in Talihina. She was preceded in death by Troy Nov. 4, 1982; her parents; daughter, Phyllis Ann Moore; great-granddaughter, Angela; siblings,  Annie May Wood, John Fisher Wood, Margaret G. Wood, William John Wood, Bessie M. Wood, Lillian Mae Wood and George Fisher Wood

Rosella Caroline (Saline) Klutts

December 3, 2012

Ross Klutts, 87, of Poteau died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.
She was born July 1, 1925, in Oglesby, Ill., to William Derico and Maria Salina. Ross married Benny Klutts on Dec. 4, 1948, in Pryor. She was a registered nurse and served as director of nursing at Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center in Poteau. She was also a volunteer nurse for many years at the Poteau Primary and Upper Elementary schools and the Poteau Free Clinic at the Christian Church. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Poteau. 
Ross is preceded in death by her parents and her beloved husband Ben.

Anthony J. Momberg

December 3, 2012

Anthony J. Momberg, 82, of Cameron died November 30, 2012.

Betty L. Wade

December 3, 2012

Betty L. Wade, 75, of Shady Point died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Betty was born March 6, 1937, in Booneville, Ark., to Robert Matthew and Addie Alice (Beshears) Anderson. She was a petroleum landman — oil and gas lease. Betty was a member of the First Assembly of God in Wister. She was secretary for the Oasis International Ministries for 11 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, C.B. Wade; and sister, Liz Heavener. 

Cameron man charged with sexual assault of minor student

December 3, 2012

A Cameron man has been charged with sex crimes involving a minor following an anonymous tip.
According to jail records, Johnny Carter, 71, of Cameron, was processed into the Sebastian County Detention Center on the charge of fourth-degree sexual assault.
A warrant was issued by the Fort Smith Police Department following allegations Carter had engaged in sexual acts with a 15-year-old student from Union Christian Academy.
Carter is currently free on $10,000 bail waiting for his next court date which is yet to be set.

River Valley Cosmetology named overall winner of Poteau Christmas Parade

December 3, 2012

This years winners were named in four separate categories not including the top winner being named the Overall Chairman's Winner.
River Valley Cosmetology's Holiday Barbie float won the judges favor and was named the Overall Chairman's Winner.
In the category of organization and churches: Cub Scout pack #453 took first place followed by Girl Scout Troop #4384 in second and the Poteau Baptist Church winning third.

Accident leaves car suspended on guardrail

December 3, 2012

A Poteau woman was uninjured Saturday night after her car struck a guardrail and was left suspended until emergency crews arrived.
Pam Johnston, 57, of Poteau, told officers she was driving south on the Cavanaugh Scenic Expressway near the Walmart exit when an animal ran out in front of her car. Johnston said she swerved to miss the animal and struck the concrete barrier and slid along the guardrail. The report shows the car traveled four tenths of a mile before stopping on top of the guardrail.
Johnston wasn't injured in the accident.

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