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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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 Old advertising method that is new to me.On ebay right now is this glass paperweight that was a method of advertising that I have not seen before.  The paragraph below is written on ebay regarding the item.  Perhaps someone will know its location and whether it still stands.This is a vintage, clear glass paperweight featuring a church and probably its pastor, and the writing at the bottom edge reads, 'M.E. Church South Beebe White Co., Ark. Rev. Franklin B. Noe D'. The writing cuts off at the "D" and I can't make out the rest. This is about 4x2&1/2. I don't see any chips, but there are several surface scratches that you can only see at certain angles. The original backing is intact. Overall, it's in very good condition, and displays well.  
By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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1953 Beebe AR girls' basketball teamAnother team who entered the White County Girls' Basketball Tournament is shown here. It was held in the High School Gymnasium at Rose Bud AR.  I found the old program on ebay and bought it.  The pictures are so interesting.  Look through and see if you know any of the folks in the picture or any of the fans.  I'll bet "Fat" Daniel was a fun person! 
By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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This picture is for sale on ebay right now and I must admit that I find it very interesting and enticing.  The old train station is shown in the approximate 1920's according to the offering on the ebay site.   Some of those buildings in the photograph may still be there. If so perhaps some Beebe expert will be able to tell what they were.  I am wondering if this filling station is the one that is shown in the picture below. 
By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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So you think the 50's meant poodle skirts?  I grew up in the 50's and never heard of a poodle shirt. BUT........this picture is a perfect depiction of the 50's.  It is supplied by Super Sleuth Anita Fuller from her personal collection of photos.  These girls made up the junior Beebe AR basketball team in 1951 and 1952.  Anita played for Searcy.  I asked her for a picture of Searcy's team and she had none.  None!  The yearbook did not have a single picture of girl's sports because they were unimportant.  Later on the Searcy Schools eliminated the team completely!   Title IX was one of the greatest things to happen for girls.  It forced schools to recognize that girls were also important and they needed sports and social activity just as much as the boys.  Searcy schools started girl's sp...
By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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We put Beebe Arkansas on this blog a few days ago and this particular photo was placed on the blog. Our blog friend James Whitlow has the same card and he enlarged some areas.  See them below. And he included a look at the street more like now, modern Beebe Arkansas! Here are other Beebe AR blogs if you are interested. beebe: 1965 revisited at the Duncan's Used Car Lot on East Race Street, Searcy Arkansas. - 03/03/12 06:56 AM Just a blog or two ago I talked about little old office buildings that served as offices for car lots.  I put this one up as an example of how they are just about gone and are showing lots of wear and tear.  This one is in Beebe Arkansas. Imagine my surprise when I was browsing through a 1965 Searcy High yearbook and saw this picture in the advertisements. I holler...
By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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Beebe Arkansas is getting a Wal-Mart supercenter.  It is under construction right now. So perhaps we need to review Beebe.  This picture was just on ebay and sold for $43.56 and I hope someone from Beebe bought it and will treasure it.  It is over 100 years old.   Here's another one from old Beebe.  But now we have motor vehicles. And another one. This one shows a thriving corner with a filling station.    Beebe Arkansas is a thriving small town in White County.  If you have not been to the historic downtown of Beebe lately, put it on your schedule.  It is still scenic enough to be a good setting for a movie.  I enjoy driving through downtown and so will you.
By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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This card is for sale on ebay and shows the old Pecan Joe's in Beebe Arkansas.  There used to be so many of these colorful places alongside the smaller highways.  They'd have up signs that led up to the business and little kids (and big kids) would eagerly anticipate stopping at a "Pecan Joe's." With today's new super highways, the Pecan Joe's didn't have a chance.  We'd fly by this place so fast we'd never see it.  And if we did see it we'd have to figure out how to get off the freeway, turn around and go back to it.  We can take the scenic routes, however, and see the remains of old Pecan Joe.
By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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  One thing about a blog is that it stays out there in internet land for a long long time.  We may forget it but someone else is finding it and finding it interesting.  Such is the case with my Beebe Arkansas depot blog.  I just received this inquiry. Dear Barbara, I just recently purchased an old desk from the flea market that now occupies the Beebe Depot.  They told me this desk came with the depot. They had no idea how long it had been there but I did do some research on the company that made it and they had been in business since 1886.  My question to you is the age of the depot?  I was wondering if this might have been some of their business furniture.  The desk is very big and we had to take it out the sliding door and down the ramp outside.  It took 4 people to lift it.  I was ju...
By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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Most postcards are as realistic as can be. This one must have been done by a true artist who used artist's license to create this junction in his own way. Having been trained as an artist and teaching art for many years, I find this one interesting.  It's almost like folk art.  The subject?  It is the Junction of U.S. Highway 64-67 Beebe Arkansas probably 40 or 50 years ago.  Anderson's Grill was a great place to eat.  Folks from all over congregated there for excellent steaks and salads.  I remember the salad dressing was REAL Roquefort dressing, not blue cheese. I think the Grill finally burned but we'll have to ask the experts whether that is right.  Everyone who liked fine food mourned when it ceased to serve.
By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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I've had to drive to Beebe a lot lately and I love driving through the old downtown.  I always wonder why they don't come to Beebe and film a movie.  It would create a perfect background for some 40's or 50's movie.  I put up some photos of old town Beebe a few weeks ago.  If you missed them go back and review them. I love the old depot.  Here are photos of it when it was an active one and what it looks like now.  Correction:  I assume it was active then.  Perhaps the age of the cars in the background will deny its being active plus looks as if weeds are growing around the depot.  Lots of trains still come through using these tracks but no passengers board.   
By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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We do a lot of griping about photos of our MLS listings and solds.  Today I sat up straight when I saw this one particular photo come through as sold for $84,000.  There is no identification as to what old department store it may have been but the picture is loud and clear.  I loved the stark clarity of it. Doing a little investigating, I found this old photo of downtown Beebe Arkansas, a growing city that is about 20 miles from my town of Searcy.  Once while in Beebe not too far back, I went into what I think was this store, still open and operating as a department store.  Later, I think it had become a flea market and I went in again.  It seemed so small at the time.  The ceilings were very low and it felt cramped.  So I'm going to see if some of my Searcy friends know what store in ...
By Amanda Brewer
(Goff Realty, Inc)
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My son won first place in his cub scouts troops Raingutter Regatta this weekend! I sometimes find myself conflicted when I am so proud and happy for him to win and the other boys who have tried just as hard didn't win. I have to remind myself that I have been the mom consoling the boy all the way home because he didn't win the trophy or the game. We try to teach our kids to be good sports, and in scouts it is an underlying message-do your best and that is good enough. I tried to keep his ego in check when he told me "that first place trophy will be mine". But how do you stifle that drive? You don't. Which is exactly why he cries when he loses a baseball or basketball game. He has that need to succeed and to be rewarded for it. I guess we all have it to a certain degree. I am very proud ...
By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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 This house has found an owner.  A young family who liked the idea of commuting to Little Rock from Beebe has moved in.  They were a delight to work with and loved the house from their first viewing.  Best wishes in your new home, Mike and Shela!  This house is convenient to Little Rock Air Force Base, Cabot, Jacksonville, Little Rock, Conway, Searcy or where ever you may wish to commute.  Beebe is a growing city.  I can remember when it was ruled by a few old city fathers and they cared nothing about being progressive. Things have changed.  Beebe is now thriving with lots of new construction and citizens who like the slower pace of life in a small town. This house is an unusual one.  Someone bought it new and lived in it just a few nights and then had a change of plans.  It has all of ...

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