by Carol Harris, Branson area, and Mary Engler-Guccione, Joplin area
A farm that has become a stopping place for families throughout the four-state area during summer and fall is closing its doors to the public.
Chism's Harvest Farm, located on Highway 43, announced it is closing its nursery division.
The farm will continue to run its interior plant service, offering live tropical plants for businesses in the area.
Fishing retail shop Modern Outdoor Tackle moved; Healthy Spot LLC opened; and Springfield law firm Strong, Garner & Bauer PC changed names and moved its office.