The Nevada Appeal’s Silver Dollars and Wooden Nickels feature recognizes achievements from the capital region and, then warranted, points out other acts that missed the mark.
SILVER DOLLAR: Carson City’s Cassidy Perry witnessed one of the most traumatic events a person can see: the shooting death of her father, at the hands of her ex-boyfriend. This past week, she bravely told the story about what happened on the fateful day, as well as her experiences with the shooter in previous months. Perry was shot in the head but survived; at 19, she has her whole life ahead of her. And she realizes that, saying she has a different perspective after the tragedy. “I’m here for a reason,” she said. “I know my dad would want me to stay positive.”
SILVER DOLLAR: Nevada Indian Commission Director Sherry Rupert has been elected president of the board of directors for the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association. She also is on the U.S. Department of Commerce Travel and Tourism Advisory Board. Kudos to the Carson City native for her dedication to her cause.
WOODEN NICKEL: The Carson City Sheriff’s Office warned residents about a man posing as a lieutenant and scamming frightened residents. The man reportedly told people they’d have to go to jail unless they paid traffic tickets that they didn’t know they’d received. Sheriff Ken Furlong said the man contacted numerous residents in just one day, telling them they needed to pay via a money order to avoid arrest. We hope this coward didn’t get a penny.
SILVER DOLLAR: Retired Maj. Gen. Floyd L. Edsall left a tall military legacy in Nevada when he passed away Jan. 29 at age 92. He was the state’s adjutant general — the chief administrative officer — from 1967-80, directing the construction of the Nevada Military Department Headquarters Complex in Carson City in 1974. He also was a longtime teacher and coach. We salute him for his 36 years of military service, as well as for his many years of civilian service.
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