Archives for May 2012

New Member — John K. Carr Realty


Finding Your Ozark Sanctuary…That’s What We Do! Do you want to be self-sufficient in the Ozarks of Arkansas? Historic Leslie, one of the best kept secrets in Arkansas, is a place to enjoy quality of life, local arts, culture, and neighbors you know by name. From here we serve you by finding the property that fits all your Real Estate Needs and Dreams.

IS YOUR VISION land with a view, springs, creeks, hunting and fishing? What about privacy, organic farms and foods? Investment opportunities inclluding farm land, timberland or recreational land; we can find them. Whether you are Buying or Selling Ozark Real Estate, John K. Carr Realty has the experience and integrity to give you quality service.

COME AND BE A PART of a unique Arkansas Mountain Experience!

John K. Carr Realty is located in the cabin,  just off Highway 65, in Leslie, Arkansas.

Contact John at 870-656-8926   or email

Look at the property they currently have on offer at their website at:

What is a Volksmarch? Come to the Leslie Homecoming and Find out!!

The Searcy County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a “Volksmarch” on Saturday, June 16th in conjunction with the 58th annual Leslie Homecoming.  Registration begins at 7:30 AM at the Leslie City Park, with the march starting at 8:00 am.

What is a “Volksmarch” you may ask??

According to the American Volkssport Association (AVA) at, “A volksmarch, literally translated “people’s walk,” is a leisurely walk through a scenic, historic, or interesting area over a pre-determined route. Walks are non-competitive and participants proceed at their own pace. Other volkssports include bicycling, swimming and cross-country skiing. The goal of volkssports is to promote physical fitness and good health by encouraging all people, regardless of age, race, color, creed or economic status, to exercise in a stress-free environment.” According to the AVA at the aforementioned site, “The Volkssport movement began in southern Germany in the 1960s. In 1968, the International Volkssport Verband (IVV) was formed in West Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The IVV has continued to grow and now includes more than 25 countries worldwide. Volkssports were brought to the United States as part of the nation’s Bicentennial Celebration in 1976. The American Volkssport Association became part of the IVV in 1979 and now sponsors more than 550 clubs throughout the U.S.”

Leslie’s first ever Volksmarch will traverse through the quaint and historic town of Leslie, go out into the scenic countryside and then back into Leslie to finish.   Strollers are Welcome.  Pets are also welcome, but must be on a leash.

Leslie’s Volksmarch will be 5K in distance.   The entry fee is only $5.00, Children under 12 are Free.   All paying entrants receive a Volksmarch T-Shirt.

Come out and enjoy the fun and “march” for good health!!

For more information see Darryl at the Elk & Eagle Trading Post in Leslie or call 501-941-4828.


2012 Leslie Homecoming Car Show – June 16


The Greater Searcy County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Car Show, in conjunction with the 58th Leslie Homecoming, at the parking lot of the Ozark Heritage Arts Center in Leslie, Arkansas on Saturday, June 16, 2012.   Registration begins at 9:00 AM, with Judging at Noon.

This is an open car show, and anyone and any car is eligible to enter, there are trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.    Entry Fee is only $10.00 to show off your ride.  T Shirts and Goodie Bags will be given to the first 12 Entries.

Pictures from last year’s car show at Marshall are shown below.   We hope to have a lot more entries this year.

Entry form:  Click Here