Northern Nevada Briefly May 29
Show and shine Sunday at Smiths
The Time to Show Them Off Show & Shine will be
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at Smiths Food & Drug, 599 E. William St. Cost to car participants is $25. Open to all makes and models. Entry with a chance to win great awards, T-shirt. There will be a music and raffles.
Partnership Carson City joins ESL In-Home program
Partnership Carson City and its division of new services for Hispanics called “Communidad Latina Unidas” (United Latina Community Services) has joined with the ESL In-Home Program of Northern Nevada.
Partnership Carson City’s mission is to prevent the devastating effects of gangs, illegal drugs and alcohol use by initiating and supporting grassroots, community-wide efforts. The Partnership has now added ESL and U.S. Citizenship classes. A GED class will open soon.
The ESL In-Home Program has two ESL classes and one citizenship class in the offices of Partnership Carson City, 1711 N. Roop St., across the street from the cemetery.
The program teaches adult learners to speak, read and write English. It also prepares adults for U.S. citizenship at no cost. ESL classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:15 p.m.
Citizenship class is on Monday and Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. Additional classes will be held at Partnership Carson City.
To register for a class or to become a volunteer tutor call Florence Phillips, director, at 888-2021.
RPENs to meet Tuesday
Retired Public Employees of Nevada will meet at
2 p.m. June 1 at the Senior Citizens Center on Beverly Drive.
Guest speaker will be Fred Suwe, who will present a history of our state health insurance. Election of officers also will take place.
All retired public employees are invited. For more information, call 883-6334.
Man sentenced for murdering woman
RENO (AP) – A 51-year-old man has drawn the maximum sentence possible for murdering his girlfriend in Reno.
Washoe County District Judge Brent Adams on Friday sentenced Kirk Wingo to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 10 years, and a consecutive term of eight to 20 years for the use of a deadly weapon.
Last month, Wingo pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the November 2007 strangulation of 29-year-old Brandy Gallego, a Reno mother of two.
The sentence followed emotional testimony from Gallego’s family, including her 10-year-old daughter.
Gallego’s body was found in a parked van in the downtown. Police identified Wingo as a suspect after discovering an abusive relationship he pursued with her.
Secret Witness turns 40 this year – and it’s helped solve many of Northern Nevada’s most violent crimes
Secret Witness tips have played a pivotal role in solving some of the most violent crimes the greater Northern Nevada region has seen. To date, Secret Witness has paid out more than $300,000 in rewards to anonymous tipsters. Rewards range from $50 (graffiti/tagging) to $1,500 (armed robbery) to $2,500 (murder).