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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Ladies from Searcy ARWay back in the 1970s Searcy had a lot of Chicken Cooking Queens.  I loved seeing their newspaper clippings and as I have complained about before, we were lovely ladies but had no names.  We were called by our husband's names in the clippings. In the one above, 1973, notice Mrs. Benson Robbins (Betty) who was a finalist.  This blog has come to my attention because she just gave me a gift.  She became the winner in 1978 and she just gave me a little copy of her recipe.  Here it is!Wonder if she still makes the dish!Congratulations, Betty, and thanks for the recipe!! 
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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
There is a book about the history of McRae AR.  Inside I found the picture above from so many years ago and was fascinated to see the way it used to look.  Notice the businesses around it.  I wrote a blog about it.  Click                       https://activerain.com/droplet/5WWvto read the blog.  The blog  has more pictures and even mentions bank robbers!  Go check it and then come back. Wasn't that fun!!  Such interesting history. Sadly, the buildings keep declining as the present picture below shows. But thanks to First Security Bank, it remains open!! 
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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Who remembers Arni Anderson? He was a very good artist and was a Harding College (now University) graduate.  He attended and then taught Art at the school during the years of 1972 through 1976.  A very good memory for all of us left in Searcy is the coming of McDonald's restaurant to our town.  The restaurant manager commissioned Arni to do paintings of historic homes and buildings.  In this article     https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2013/oct/13/harding-alums-coloring-book-sparks-interest-searcy/    Arni says he did from 30 to 40 paintings of historic homes and buildings in Searcy that were to hang on their walls.  Here is a picture of Arnie.  Go to the article above to read about his coloring book that he is working on in the picture..Now continue this interesting story by clickin...
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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Girl's Football Searcy ARHere's an old Searcy Citizen photo from 1973 that I saved and recently came across.  Why did I save it? Someone very close to me is in it and mama's always clipped pictures.But pictures get lost or mixed up so I just now discovered that I had done a blog about this a few years ago.  A good blog!  It even told about the program from the person who started the program, Harry Miller.  So click                       https://activerain.com/droplet/5pJnand read all about it!  If you have more to add about it, (looks as if the star was Ouida Fincher) tell us about it!
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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Historic building Kensett ARKensett AR is a very close neighbor to Searcy AR.....almost like a subdivision in the town of Searcy.  But is is so peacful there with little traffic and some very historic places to see.  The pictures above show one.Every time I go to Kensett, I admire this building and wonder about its history.  This time I took a picture and one is a close-up of the name and there is a mural on one side of it.  So what is that picture of?  Looks like cactus to me and I had thought this was possibly a cotton gin?  Off I went to google to see more about the gin.  Such an interesting bit of information and photos about Kensett AR pulled up!  The article was done by Scott Akridge and the White County Historical Society.  Go tohttps://encyclopediaofarkansas.net/entries/kensett-...
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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Help! Help! Help!Are you loving these new MLS home descriptions?  I can barely read through them.  Artificial Intelligence is overdoing it, in my opinion!  What do you think?Can you successfully read through these?Escape to your own slice of paradise! This remarkable property offers everything you've dreamed of and more on 16.82 acres of picturesque land. A spacious 40 x 60 shop with a 12 x 60 lean to is ready to accommodate your hobbies & projects. Inside the charming house, an open floor plan creates a welcoming atmosphere with woodburning stove. Recent updates include deluxe kitchen with gas range and granite countertops with multiple pantries and luxurious master bathroom, featuring a rejuvenating shower and indulgent soaker tub. Vibrant fruit trees, (including: plum, apple, pear, p...
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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Searcy Lions vs. Beebe BadgersMemories sometime just fall in your arms....so it seems.  This old program did that to me.  Hubby's name is in this football line up.  Way down at the extreme bottom it gives a possible date of 1955!  Who won?  Someone from the Searcy Sleuths may remember.  I was not in Searcy AR.  The front side advertised Dizzy's Drive Inn and The Beebe News so the game must have been in Beebe.Sure, it does seem pretty ragged but what wouldn't be after about 69 years and saved by a football star?  Check and see if you know any of the guys!Miss you, Rodger Duncan!!
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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
What was a Monitors Club?I like looking through old yearbooks from Searcy AR and have a fairly nice collection of them .  During the mid 50s and early 60s they included a Monitors Club with members and officers. Notice they had a treasurer along with the other normal officers.  Did they have dues?   I called a few members that were in school at that time and asked them, "What was a Monitors Club?"  Silence.....and then a response of "I don't know."  They would think and think and perhaps remember something about hall-monitors. What's a hall monitor? A little more searching seems to point out books of 1955 through 1961 had the club and nothing about it before or after.  So perhaps Searcy Sleuths can help me with this question.  
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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Original watercolor honors Mr. OrtcotterIt has been over 20 years since Searcy lost Ed Ortcotter but probably lots of Searcy residents remember him.  His profession was painting houses but he also loved painting pictures and took art lessons.  The one above was done by Searcy artist, Terry Williams, as a tribute to his good friend, Mr. Ortcotter, after his death.I remember him because of his love for Christmas.  He dressed up his yard and house with decorations.  He sometimes had a Santa's Workshop in his front yard and at times dressed as Santa and handed out candy to kids who drove by with their parents.  So if you were a kid in the 1990s you might definitely remember him.   He also was a pet lover and fed birds and stray cats and dogs.  Notice the tears in the eyes of the grieving an...
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By Nicky Dean, The BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT in Northwest Arkansas
(Collier & Associates)
Unlocking the Hidden Gems: Why Arkansas is the Perfect Place to Find Your Dream Home When you think about finding your dream home, Arkansas might not be the first place that comes to mind. However, this hidden gem of the South offers a unique blend of natural beauty, vibrant communities, and affordable living that makes it an ideal location for families, retirees, and young professionals alike. As one of Arkansas' top realtors, I am here to share why this state should be at the top of your list when searching for your next home. A Scenic Paradise Arkansas, often referred to as "The Natural State," boasts an array of stunning landscapes. From the lush forests and rolling hills of the Ozarks to the tranquil waters of the many lakes and rivers, there's no shortage of natural beauty here. ...
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By Nicky Dean, The BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT in Northwest Arkansas
(Collier & Associates)
Selling Your Home in Northwest Arkansas with Top Agent Nicky Dean If you're considering selling your home in Northwest Arkansas, partnering with a top real estate agent can make all the difference. Nicky Dean, a seasoned professional with a stellar reputation, is the agent you need on your side. With her deep local knowledge, extensive network, and commitment to exceptional service, Nicky ensures a smooth and profitable selling experience. Why Choose Nicky Dean? Local Expertise Nicky Dean has a profound understanding of the Northwest Arkansas real estate market. From the bustling cities of Fayetteville and Bentonville to the serene communities of Bella Vista and Springdale, she knows the nuances of each area. This expertise allows her to accurately price your home, attract the right bu...
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By Nicky Dean, The BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT in Northwest Arkansas
(Collier & Associates)
Discover Bentonville, Arkansas: A Hidden Gem in the HeartlandWelcome to Bentonville, Arkansas – a charming city nestled in the scenic Ozarks, brimming with opportunities and offering an exceptional quality of life. As a realtor with years of experience in this vibrant community, I’m excited to share with you what makes Bentonville not just a place to live, but a place to love.The Heart of Northwest ArkansasBentonville is perhaps best known as the birthplace of Walmart, the retail giant that has its global headquarters right here in our town. This connection to a Fortune 1 company has brought immense growth and development to the area, fostering a dynamic economy and a plethora of amenities for residents.A Thriving Real Estate MarketThe real estate market in Bentonville is as diverse as ...
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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Terry Williams with framed picture!Terry Williams has been an artist in Searcy AR since around 1971 and has had frame shops in several places in town.  Right now he operates at the Mayfair Hotel.  He graduated from Harding College around that time.  He once had a studio in this house.....now gone.It was located on Center Street right behind the old Rendezvous restaurant.  Before it was taken down he let me enter it and he still had loads of art and art supplies.  I think you could call him an art collector!A few days ago one of my favorite framed photo pictures in my kitchen came crashing to the floor making a loud noise.  Inspection told me the glass was not broken, the frame was disabled but probably repairable so I tried to see if my  artist friend could repair it!  He could and he d...
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By Nicky Dean, The BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT in Northwest Arkansas
(Collier & Associates)
If you're looking to purchase a home in Northwest Arkansas, Nicky Dean has you covered. With extensive knowledge of the local market, she offers a seamless and enjoyable home-buying experience. Explore her website to easily search for houses or properties in Northwest Arkansas, including a variety of luxury homes. Nicky is dedicated to helping you find the perfect home to fit your needs and lifestyle. Don't miss out on the opportunity to work with a top-notch REALTOR® who truly understands the area.Nicky Dean (formerly Dou) has lived in Northwest Arkansas her entire life and has been a top-selling REALTOR® for over 23 years. With her deep local knowledge and extensive experience, she is well-equipped to help you find the perfect home. Give Nicky a call today at 479-236-3457!NorthwestArk...
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By Nicky Dean, The BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT in Northwest Arkansas
(Collier & Associates)
Search the newest Million+ $$ Homes for sale in Bentonville, Arkansas! Contact Nicky Dean if you are looking to buy or sell a HOME in Bentonville, AR or if you are relocating to the area. Nicky has 23 years of experience as a top REALTOR and has lived in Northwest Arkansas her entire life. Click here to view all homes for sale in Bentonville, AR over 1 million dollars. Nicky specializes in Luxury Homes throughout Northwest Arkansas. email Nicky now to get started! nicky@soldbynicky.comCall or Text anytime: 479.236.3457 for all of your real estate needs in Northwest Arkansas! Contact Nicky Dean if you are looking to buy or sell a HOME in Bentonville, AR or if you are relocating to the area. Nicky has 23 years of experience as a top REALTOR and has lived in Northwest Arkansas her entire l...
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By Nicky Dean, The BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT in Northwest Arkansas
(Collier & Associates)
Are you relocating to or from Northwest Arkansas? If so, you should reach out to top REALTOR® Nicky Dean with Collier & Associates. With over 22 years of experience as a leading agent, Nicky has the expertise and dedication to help you buy or sell your dream home with ease. Having lived in Northwest Arkansas her entire life, Nicky possesses an in-depth knowledge of the local market, neighborhoods, and community amenities, making her an invaluable resource for anyone moving to or from the area.Relocating can be a challenging and stressful process, but with Nicky's extensive experience and personalized approach, you can navigate this transition smoothly. She understands the complexities involved and is committed to providing exceptional service to ensure your move is as seamless as possib...
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By Nicky Dean, The BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT in Northwest Arkansas
(Collier & Associates)
As a highly experienced REALTOR® serving Northwest Arkansas, Nicky Dean is passionate about helping her clients achieve their most cherished goals. She understands that having a real estate license and listing a home on the MLS is not enough. You need an agent who is attuned to market trends, deeply understands the communities she serves, and thinks creatively. Nicky is here to guide you and make your home buying or selling experience smooth and stress-free.Born and raised in Springdale, Arkansas, Nicky graduated at the top of her class with a communication degree from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Her lifelong residency in the area provides her with extensive knowledge of the Northwest Arkansas market. Her educational background further equips her to provide clients with ...
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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
A Frontier Town Grows Up With AmericaYes, I know.  It's a rather ragged book but it IS almost 50 years old.  It was written in 1976 by Dr. Raymond Muncy and has received lots of wear and tear from being read and loved the whole time.  I was reminded of this while going through a stack of old White County Record newspapers from that time.  Here is what I found on the front page.I did go to his first book signing and bought three books.  I got one for myself and two more for my kids.  Hundreds of folks turned out for the signing.  We had preordered and went to pick up our orders.  Notice in the article above that Dr. Muncy had DONATED his time and many citizens contributed information and help.  Even I helped a little.  Pages 18 and 19!This is a wonderful book and if you want one today, c...
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By Nicky Dean, The BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT in Northwest Arkansas
(Collier & Associates)
For top-notch real estate services in Northwest Arkansas, look no further than Nicky Dean at Collier and Associates. With over 22 years of experience as a leading agent, Nicky's expertise and dedication shine through in every transaction. Born and raised in Northwest Arkansas, Nicky brings an unparalleled understanding of the local market to her clients. Whether you're buying or selling, trust Nicky Dean, Executive Broker and REALTOR at Collier and Associates, to guide you through the process with passion and professionalism. Serving the entire Northwest Arkansas region, Nicky is your go-to agent for all your real estate needs.Nicky's contact info: Nicky Dean | 479.236.3457 | nicky@soldbynicky.com www.SoldByNicky.com  
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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Mistaken IdentityI stumbled upon these three guys in an antique shop and stared and stared.  I thought the one with the bangs was a Beatle.  Then the owner said they were the three stooges from way back.  A little research tells me that their heyday was in the 1930s and 1940s.  So I didn't remember them but I definitely remember the Beatles!  The shop has a long name.  Daisy & The Dandelion Vintage Market in Rose Bud, Arkansas and it was a delight to visit including the Rock House, Barn & Warehouse on the property.So I was in a reminiscing mood and what did I buy?  This picture of the guy I was in love with in high school  I sure remember my broken heart when he left us! 
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