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Father and son pair prepare Christmas tree for customer

December 15, 2011 | 6:28 p.m. CST
John Alspaugh, left, and his son, Bruce Alspaugh, wrap a freshly cut tree in netting for a customer at the Christmas tree farm on Mexico Gravel Road in early December. Formerly an MU statistics professor, John runs the farm as a retirement activity rather than a business, and his son helps him with some of the labor.

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