The Nevada Appeal’s Silver Dollars & Wooden Nickels feature recognizes achievements from the capital region and, when warranted, points out other acts that missed the mark.
SILVER DOLLAR: The work of those involved in raising more than $100,000 through various events for families of 26 Nevadans killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, Honor Flights and Wounded Warriors should obviously be commended. All those involved, including Garth Richards of Silver Oak Golf Course and Executive Conference Center, Tina Luce, liaison for Wounded Warriors and tournament director for a recent golf tournament and dinner to raise funds and Terrie McNutt, Silver Oak general manager, deserve our recognition. While more than $100,000 is a lot of money, as far as we’re concerned, it’s a good start for such a worthy cause and we should all step up to the plate.
SILVER DOLLAR: To 1983 Carson High graduate Kevin Reid, who will be inducted into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Hall of Fame. As the track coach at Azusa Pacific, Reid has turned the program into a power that has won numerous national titles. Reid also has the distinction of coaching an Olympic gold medalist, Bryan Clay, the 2008 Olympic Decathlon champion, who Reid also coached at Azusa Pacific.
SILVER DOLLAR: To all those involved in and the graduates of the Getting Ahead Curriculum as part of the Capital City Circles program which helps those to turn around their lives.
SILVER DOLLAR: To all those involved in the planning and all those who participated in last weekend’s Dayton Valley Days.
SILVER DOLLAR: To the Mound House company, The Cable Connection, for its work on guardrail systems at the San Francisco 49ers new digs, Levi’s Stadium, and for its work at other stadiums including Stanford Stadium and Cal’s Memorial Stadium.
SILVER DOLLAR: To Sam Santillo for being named as the head of adult education for the Carson City School District.
WOODEN NICKEL: This week’s wooden nickel goes to the Carson City Public Defender’s office for delivering a letter from a defendant to his victim. While the public defender was fortunate not to receive contempt chargers over the incident, at a minimum the action was a huge violation of ethics.