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The USDA food commodity distribution that normally takes place on the third Thursday of the month is not taking place this month, Labette Assistance Center coordinator Bianca Beard said.

Legal entanglements have grown for a former Parsons man accused of trafficking drugs in Labette County. He also faces drug trafficking charges in Arkansas and domestic battery, theft and a weapons charge in Johnson County.

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PITTSBURG — Authorities arrested an Opolis man Wednesday after his release from the hospital for fleeing from officers in a stolen car earlier that afternoon.

ALTAMONT — The Labette County Farm Bureau annual meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, at the Labette County High School cafeteria in Altamont. Cake and ice cream will be served.

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Gov. Laura Kelly on Tuesday announced that Dollar General has joined Dillons Health as part of a new vaccine incentive program to encourage vaccinations and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Mobile vaccine clinics will be available in Southeast Kansas, including Altamont, this week.

Early Monday morning, Parsons police arrested a Parsons man for attempting to elude officers.

GALESBURG — Galesburg Days will kick off Sept. 18 with several activities and events. This year, the town celebrates 150 years of existence. 

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The Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas will have a drive-thru flu shot clinic from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot at 1509 Main St. There is no out-of-pocket expense to recipients.

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This is the third of four stories featuring food trucks from Labette County that are serving Parsons and area communities. Food truck fare has grown in popularity in recent years.

JUNCTION CITY, Mo. — A Kansas man died Sunday afternoon from injuries suffered in a one-vehicle accident on southbound I-470 at Missouri 291 in Jackson County, Missouri.

The Parsons Fire Department is inviting fire departments from across the four states and beyond to participate in a stair climb event Saturday at Belmont Towers, 1900 Belmont Ave.

Two Southeast Kansas women are now facing charges, one in federal court, the other in state court, relating to the federal investigation of a Parsons man for allegedly producing and distributing child pornography.

A Parsons man originally charged with crimes that could have led to a life sentence pleaded to a crime for which he faces less than five years in prison. Most of that time he’s served in jail waiting for his case to resolve.