The Hamby-Frye Reunion on Sept. 14 included a stage coach journey from the farm to the old Smallett Store and back. The original Butterfield Stage Coach was provided by Rick Hamby from West Plains. The team of horses was provided by Bud Clinkingbeard of Ava. The stage coach was driven by Rod Johnson, of Ava. The stage coach journey from the farm to Smallett had eight stops to load and unload passengers. The passengers were family members, friends and neighbors along the route.
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By Jason Hoekema The Ava Lady Bears seem to have shaken off the season-start jitters after placing third in last week’s tournament. Monday, the Lady...