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Public Viewpoint: Alspaugh Made A Big Difference

Posted: March 22, 2014 at 6 a.m.

The newspaper obituary page said that John T. Alspaugh, 81, died in a car crash. John was a passenger in a car crushed in a multi-car collision on U.S. 71 near Kingsland Road in Bella Vista. The obit said he was a father, grandfather, veteran and engineer. Most people would not recognize the name. John Alspaugh was probably like many of us whose name gets in the paper twice in a lifetime, at birth and death, with nothing considered newspaper-worthy over 81 years.

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