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Katie Ellington/News Noelle Straub, assistant center manager and family advocate at Knox County Head Start’s Northgate center, right, assists Laiton Brumfield with an educational program. Head Start is the largest public child care center in the county.

Child care intense, important work

Tondi King starts her days off early. She gets herself and her two young children ready for the day, then welcomes youngsters and their parents as they arrive at her front door, as early as 7:30 in the morning.

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Katie Ellington/News Kyle and Ashton Walls feed their herd of Mexican Corriente cattle, which are used for rodeos and beef production. The Mount Vernon couple was recently recognized with the Ohio Farm Bureau’s Excellence in Agriculture award.

Walls family honored by Ohio Farm Bureau

Farmers are known for working hard from sun up to sundown. Kyle and Ashton Walls are a prime example. Both work full-time jobs — Kyle is an agricultural and commercial lender with First Knox Bank and Ashton is a business analyst in CNH Industrial’s market solutions division.

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