• Kirkman High School class of 1964 is planning its 50-year reunion to be held next year. Classmates or family members with information about class members are asked to contact Glenda Barnes Kennett at 867-0157, or Margie Smith Penny at 875-0458.
• “Back to Your Roots,” a reunion of Churchville community residents, is today at Bethel AME Church, 2000 Walker Ave., at 2 p.m. Bring neighborhood photos, written memories of Churchville people and events for history book being compiled. Sponsored by Young Ladies of Power of Churchville Neighborhood Association. For more information, call 423-624-7342.
Susan Palmer Pierce is a reporter and columnist in the Life department. She began her journalism career as a summer employee 1972 for the News Free Press, typing bridal announcements and photo captions. She became a full-time employee in 1980, working her way up to feature writer, then special sections editor, then Lifestyle editor in 1995 until the merge of the NFP and Times in 1999. She was honored with the 2007 Chattanooga Woman of ...