"The way we were" was evidently a feature that was run by the Searcy Daily Citizen many years ago. How do I know that? Because I was just going through old things and stumbled upon a bag full of Citizen clippings that I'd forgotten we had. The papers and clippings were saved by my now deceased mother-in-law, Wyndelene Holmes Duncan, who was a person who saved almost everything.
This picture is not very clear but the names are under it and you can read them. They even put the married names of the girls so that you'd recognize their changed names.
Of interest to me and probably to you is the last name listed, Virginia Stotts (Williams), and we still have a loved drugstore downtown that was owned by her family. Read through and see if you find names that you remember.