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Festival feast

November 3, 2012

Women of Poteau First United Methodist Church
are shown serving lunch Friday during the United
Methodist Women’s Fall Festival. Besides the luncheon,
the festival featured a bake sale and vendor
booths. The well-attended annual event is the
group’s major fundraiser in support of local and
global missions.
PDN photo by Kim Ross

Fort Coffee VFD faces negligence suit in March fire

November 3, 2012

By Kim Ross
PDN Reporter
A Fort Coffee woman is suing
the community volunteer fire
department for what she contends
is negligence that led to fire consuming
her home.
Ester Clayton, 82, of Fort Coffee
filed a civil lawsuit against the
Fort Coffee Fire Department on
Thursday, asking for more than
$10,000 in damages to her home
which resulted from an earlier
controlled burn started by the fire
department on March 3.
According to the petition,
Clayton contends that the fire
department burned an abandoned
mobile home located next to
Clayton’s home at 18290 First St.

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