by Carol Harris, Branson area, and Mary Engler-Guccione, Joplin area
"Flavor of the Four States," a special food program, will be held Oct. 6, at the Hammons Trade Center in Joplin.
The Southwest Chapter of the Missouri Restaurant Association sponsors the event, and 40 area restaurants and beverage distributors will have exhibits and offer samples.
The program runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
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.