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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
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A Surprise GiftAn unexpected package arrived at my office today.  The address was from a friend that I met through this activerain blog and developed into his listing a property with me and getting it successfully sold.  He actually carved this lion clock himself!  He grew up in Searcy AR and lov...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 8
Mesmerized!I don't remember ever using that word before.  But it came to me as I watched out the window for approximately two hours as four guys trimmed and topped trees in our front yard.  I was unable to get away from the window as the bucket was moved all around the tree with controlled chain-...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 4
Johnny Cash's childhood homeWe traveled for miles and miles.  Not a lot of traffic but lots and lots of farmland on either side of the road.  Neither of us had been in this part of the country before.  We were leaving Searcy AR and going to Dyess AR to visit the restored home of the Cash family. ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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Happy Team of Youngsters.A friend just sent this picture  to see if perhaps I knew who the folks were.  It reminds me of the old training we had for writing reports.  Who?  What?  When?  Where?  All of these were important.  So who were these delightful boys who had probably just finished a game ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 1
Here's a blog that I wrote in 2010 that has had a lot of views.  40,283 views as of a few minutes ago.  Someone just commented on it and I went back to check it out.  I did have to smile again when I visited it.  It really is fun!  Here is the old blog.  Try it.  I am sure it is nothing compared ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 4
On ebay right now is this great post card showing Searcy AR Public School.  The card is dated 1908 and that means it is VERY old.  I started thinking (actually assuming) it might be Searcy HIGH School but it says Public School Searcy ARK. Possibly it was the entire school for Searcy at that time?...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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 Duncans Car LotA few years back, this is the way 702 East Race Street appeared.  It was the home of Duncans Used Cars and also the Chrysler Plymouth dealership.  The small sign in the background says Duncans Used Cars and my husband says that it also said, "What ole Po Dunc says it is, it is!" A...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 6
Searcy Junior High Student Council1972 and 1973 picture from yearbookThis great picture tells a lot.  Look at the boys and girls and their dress.  Kids have always been fashion conscious and at this time mini-skirts were the rage for girls.  And look how short the skirts were.....and skirts were ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 5
Searcy ARAmerican Legion HutYou drive by this almost daily and think nothing about it but is one of Searcy's oldest and most historic buildings.  It is on Race Street across from the White County Courthouse.  It was constructed in 1939 with native fieldstone with funding support from Works Progre...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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Fearless man vs. bull.This photo reminded me so much of the Fearless Girl statue facing down the Wall Street bull in Manhatten.So what is going on?  A disabled bull who needs food and therapy is being approached by the bull's owner in Searcy AR and the bull's owner wants to be sure the bull is no...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 6
Captivating, isn't it?At times you see something that just grabs you.  That is the way I was with this old portrait of a Searcy boy who passed away a few months ago.  At the very bottom right it looks as if it is noted as 7 years old and then above that it definitely says Mitchell- E Smith......p...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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 Even this heavy piece of equipment looks tired.  It has just helped remove another Searcy AR house.The property at 1307 E Market St. IS no longer.  Well, perhaps the property IS but the house that sat on the property is gone.  We knew it was coming because it was going further and further downhi...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 8
A meeting at Searcy AR Legion HutLook at this historic photo that was loaned to me by the White County Historical Society for this blog.  They challenged me to name the people shown in the picture.  I contacted a few Searcy Sleuths and can identify all except the young man in the center and we al...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 7
You are driving along minding your own business in the historic part of Searcy AR and see this site.     OOPS!  another one bit the dust!  Another house gone!So you start wondering exactly which one it WAS that IS no longer.  I love the way we can go on-line now and see what used to be at that si...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 7
Look at this old advertisement that I put out in 1993!  It was found amidst other treasures sent to my daughter from someone who discovered it and thought she might like to have it.  I LOVE IT!  Note there was no cell phone in this ad but there was a pager number.  Pagers are gone.  Home phones a...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 6
The Rendezvous CafeWho would have believed that the old give-away match book covers from years ago when almost everyone smoked would be somewhat collectible today?  Well, evidently they are.  This one from Searcy AR's beloved Rendezvous Cafe is now on ebay with a sales price of $4.99.  It is hist...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 6
Elvis Presley?  Who remembers Elvis?The whole world remembers Elvis and I assume most of us LOVE Elvis Presley!  I just discovered Elvis in another way.  Quilt panels or other types of cloth panels for making memories of Elvis.  Daughter is having an estate sale in Searcy AR on March 8, 9, and 10...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 8
We were discussing an old business in downtown Searcy AR a few days ago.  The Lure Cafe was the subject of a blog.  Reread it HERE.  A very thoughtful and completely knowledgeable Searcy resident,  Philip Williams, told us that his dad had a store that was just about two or three doors down from ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 6
This was a long time ago.  Folks smoked.  Folks had three digit phone numbers.  E. H. Durham family owned or operated The Lure Cafe in downtown Searcy across from the Mayfair Hotel.  This little matchbook cover was on ebay and I added it to my collection.  I also found an old blog that I'd done a...

By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 8
Obviously, this is a big crowd gathered on Spruce Street in downtown Searcy AR.  So what are they watching?  Pate Pearson has shared this picture AND his research.  He discovered that Buster Brown and Tige was a traveling show that visited towns and it was very popular.  He furthermore magnified ...

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