Downtown Searcy Ar (Searcy, AR)
By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
 Ebay card for sale.  East Race Street, Searcy ARThis card has shown up and says it was East Race Street in Searcy AR around 1928.  Perhaps some of the Searcy Sleuths will know the exact location.  Here is my guess.  This house at 402 East Race is on the market for sale right now and one of the pictures is shown here.Compare the lines of this home at 402 E Race and see if you think it is probably the current view of the one in the picture on the postcard. It was built, according to court house information, somewhere around this 1920's date.  It is an interesting comparison and the postcard is a treasure.   
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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
What is this?  Yarnell Ice Cream dip can....now painted. Good memory!Yarnell's Ice Cream was a Searcy AR favorite.  The ice cream was delicious and the company was in business until a few years ago.  It sold and has recently sold again. This photo was supplied by our Searcy Sleuth Anita Hart Fuller who reported that a friend sent it to her.  The friend bought it at a sale and had it painted to be more attractive and to hold flowers.  The dip can held ice cream in various ice cream parlors and the ice cream was dipped onto a dish or cone.  It must have been in a big container judging by its height.  Wonder what the 42 meant?  Yarnell's is now owned by Turkey Hill and their ice cream is wonderful....just as Yarnell's was.  In addition,Turkey Hill has something that I really like outside. ...
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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
How about Christmas in July?These two little folks are singing their hearts out.  Picture them singing a Christmas song in the window of the Van-Atkins store on North Spring Street in Searcy AR.  That was their job for many years.  They were plugged in to electricity, had movements and recorded songs to sing.  When kids went by they had to love these guys. When the store was closed they went to the home of the VanHooks (owners of the Van-Atkins store) and were tucked away until the recent VanHook estate sale.  Looking at them again, they seem to be pleading.....no one bought them at the sale because no one knew who they were.  That hurt!I meant to have this blog up before the sale and I am not sure that they can still be sold (check with V Smith Estate Sales) but their story needs to be...
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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Yarnell's Ice Cream....Turkey Hill Ice CreamWe have read that our hometown ice cream factory is going to start making Turkey Hill All Natural Ice Cream.  We are not sure when or how or wheather Yarnell's will have a new name.We are just sure that as the old saying goes, "Till the cows come home," applies here and we will definitely love Yarnell's till the cows come home.  AND!!  LOOK!!  Has a giant cow arrived to stay?  Or is she just passing through?"  She has been parked at Yarnell's for several days so I snapped a picture.  I am in love with her already so I hope she stays!
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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Fence  vs. Tree?Chain link fences are wonderful because they don't have to be painted, don't rot, don't have termites and seem to last forever.  But this one seems to have found a formidable foe.  I found this site at a listing today and thought it very interesting because of the time it has had to take to get to this stage.The tree was probably pretty big when the fence was put in because no one would plan a problem like this.  So the tree kept growing, the fence stayed solid.......until......this situation.  It's a tough battle but I think I am betting on the tree's winning.  If I live that long! 
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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Think back, Searcy folks.....Several years ago, and I can't remember how many, the streets of downtown Searcy AR had lots of these great big planters filled with flowers.  I had the good fortune a few days ago to become the owner of four of them that were once used by a prominent downtown merchant.  The business was large enough to need four to put in front of the store.  They needed a little power washing and now they look beautiful.They are obviously made of some tough plastic to still be in good shape.  An inscription says Valley View Specialties, Crestwood ILL.Now I am curious about the beautification project that was obviously being pushed by Searcy downtown merchants.  Searcy Sleuths, do you have any memories about that period of time?
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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Ouch!  Darlin', that hurt!  Are you mad at me?  I guess there is a touch of humor in the accident that happened a day or so ago in Searcy AR.  Searcy, as you may know, was the winner in the Small Business Revolution in 2019.  Searcy has been doing murals downtown and trying to make a highly desirable small town to visit.  The building that has been injured here has Quattlebaum Music inside. Click here    https://activerain.com/droplet/5mvg    to see the front of the building and more about its history.It was built in 1860!   And the next picture shows us what a REAL brick wall is!  We REALTORS are always saying that a house has brick walls.  They really have brick veneer walls!  THIS is a brick wall.  How fortunate you are to see this view before it was covered up for security purposes....
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