• East Ridge High School class of 1973 is planning its 40-year reunion for Saturday, Sept. 14. For more information, classmates should call 622-6432.
• McMinn County High School class of 1993 is planning a 20-year reunion for Saturday, July 27. A family event will be held 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Athens Regional Park, followed by a dinner at 6:30 p.m. at Springbrook Golf and Country Club. Classmates should email their updated contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Howard High School class of 1963 is holding a planning meeting for its 50-year reunion on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 5 p.m. at the Veterans Club, 2114 Wilder St. For more information, call 693-7867.
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 ...