A former Pulaski County resident who started the Clean Stream movement in the county and state, and a Missouri Conservation Department retiree, Mark Van Patten, has a new book out that is based on stories and experiences from the Plato area in Texas County. The book is called “Moonshine and Watermelons, and other Ozark Tales.” Van Patten explains.

His book is available online from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other book retailers. He currently lives on the Current River and is working on his next book about a small community in the Ozarks sometime in the past. The full interview with Mark Van Patten will be aired this Sunday morning at 6:30 on 97.9 KFBD.