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Budget cuts forced by federal sequestration will mean the end of Head Start and Early Head Start in three south-central Kansas counties.

The closures in Pratt, Stafford and Kingman counties will take place at the end of this month. The Kansas Children’s Service League currently operates those programs in a total of 13 southern and western Kansas counties. KCSL Head Start Director Eric Pommier says he had to cut more than $200,000 from his budget, or a little more than 5 percent. He...