1978 BMHS Reunion

The Battle Mountain Class of 1978 will be holding its 35th reunion July 4 - 5, 2013. For a schedule, please refer to our Facebook page: BattleMtn ClassReunion or contact Yvonne Conklin Webb at (775) 389-9768 or Donna Holley Hill at (775) 635-2004. Please let any members of the Class of 1978 who have moved out of Battle Mountain know about the reunion. Class members may also contact webster60@sbcglobal.net for more information.

Foster Care Orientation

The Division of Child and Family Services is offering an opportunity for Elko and surrounding areas to learn more about the foster/adopt program through the state of Nevada. Orientation will take place on Wednesday, May 1, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. It will be held at the Great Basin College Elko, located at 1500 College Parkway, Elko, in the social room in the Leonard Center (close to the bookstore and cafeteria). Feel free to drop in and ask questions. No RSVP necessary! For more information, please contact Lori Nichols, LSW Division of Child and Family Services Foster Care Recruitment, at (775) 687-4943 ext. 262 or lnichols@dcfs.nv.gov.

Flea market vendors wanted

There will be a flea market held on June 15 in the Battle Mountain High School parking lot. We are looking for vendors. If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact Tammy at (720) 644-7542 or Shannon at (775) 635-5565.

July 4th 2013 Celebration

The Battle Mountain Arts Presenters, with support from the Lander County Convention and Tourism Authority, has taken on the task of putting on the Fourth of July celebration. The vendor and parade entry forms are available. Each vendor must sell different items than other vendors so sign up early. You can get your form at the civic center office, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 775-635-1112 for more information.

Christ Lutheran Preschool Yard Sale Fundraiser

Christ Lutheran Preschool located at 55 Bastian Road (across from the BLM building) will be having its Spring Yard Sale Fundraiser on Friday, May 10, (parking lot sales open at 2:30 p.m. and inside sales open at 3:30 p.m. until 5 p.m.) and Saturday, May 11 (7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m). Proceeds from this fundraiser will go toward operational expenses of the preschool and tuition assistance.

Yard sale donations from the community are very much appreciated. Acceptable donations include furniture, working appliances, other household furnishings, baby furniture and equipment (except car seats), books, toys, and clothing. The preschool is now accepting small items and larger items can be dropped off beginning Monday, May 6. Yard sale donations can be brought to the preschool between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. For more information, please call Gail at 635-2290.

Christ Lutheran Preschool Registration for 2013-1014 School Year

Christ Lutheran Preschool, located at 55 Bastian Road (across from the BLM), will begin registration for the 2013-2014 school year May 1 - 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The registration fee is $40. Parents also need to bring their child's immunization record. Tuition assistance grants are available to those who qualify and grant applications are available in the office.

Children who will be age 3 by Sept. 30, 2013, are eligible for the 3-4 year old classes that meet Tuesday and Thursday from 8:05 a.m. - 10:35 a.m. or from noon - 2:30 p.m.

Children who will be age 4 by Sept. 30, 2013, are eligible for the pre-kindergarten classes that meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The morning Pre-K meets from 8:05 a.m. to 11:05 a.m. and the afternoon class meets from noon until 3 p.m.

Christ Lutheran Preschool is licensed with the Nevada Bureau of Services for Child Care and has been in operation since September 2002. Experienced teachers actively engage children in learning opportunities that enhance social, intellectual, physical, and spiritual growth in a warm, caring environment. For registration information, call Gail at 635-2290.

Students to get tested

Students in the third through the eighth grade will be given the Nevada Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) for math and reading during the week of April 29.

A criterion-referenced test (CRT) measures what the student can do and what he/she knows, not how this student compares with others across the nation.

For example, if you pass the minimum requirements for a driver's license you receive a license to drive. This would illustrate a criterion-referenced test. The key is mastery or no mastery of certain skills. It is possible for all kids to pass a CRT test and is used as a basis for determining whether we make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).

There are several things parents can do during testing week to insure your child's best performance: 1. Stress the importance of attending school on testing days. (Data show make-up scores are lower.) 2. Make sure your child goes to bed at a proper time. 3. Eating good meals is important, especially breakfast. 4. Discuss the importance of these tests with your child. It is a part of their permanent records. 5. Eliminate as much stress as possible. A happy child will have a good testing attitude. 6. Have your child wear comfortable clothing for testing. Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions or concerns please contact your school administrator.

Free parenting classes

Free parenting classes for Lander County will be held May 8 - 9 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. The classes will be held at 190 W. 3rd St. at the Sixth Judicial District Youth & Family Services of Lander County building. Learn positive parenting tips, simple techniques to regain some peace in your home and ways to increase love, compliance and positive family relationships. To register for the class, please contact facilitator Valerie Telchert at (775) 560-4508.

Lander County Hospice craft show

Lander County Hospice's first craft show will be on April 27 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. It will be held at the First Baptist Church in Battle Mountain. To reserve your table, call (775) 229-1581.

Lander County Hospice Memory Quilt project

The Lander County Hospice is starting a memory quilt project. The quilt blocks will memorialize loved ones who have passed on. Quilt block prices: a 6-inch square with handwritten name is $10; a 6-inch square with a picture is $15; a 9-inch square with a picture is $20. The finished quilt will be displayed at the new Gift and Community store. For more information, contact Crystal at (775) 304-6311.

The Gospel Project Bible study meets on Sundays

The Fellowship Baptist Mission began a new Bible study last month and will continue every Sunday at 9:45 a.m. The Gospel Project is a three-year study from Genesis through Revelation. The study teaches how the Gospel is reflected throughout the whole Bible. There are classes for all ages, from birth to adult. For more information, contact Bob at (775) 635-3470.

Sober Seniors fundraiser selling chorizos

The Class of 2013 Sober Seniors are selling Pete's chorizo for $30 for five pounds, regular or spicy. Please call (775) 635-8938 or (775) 635-5745 or stop by the Conoco gas station (next to Mama's) 5 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. to pick up a package. Call 635-9059 for more information.

AYSO volunteers needed in Battle Mountain

Battle Mountain Youth Soccer AYSO is seeking volunteers. We need coaches, referees and board members. No soccer experience is necessary - we will train! For more information, contact Dorothy Harvey at (775) 635-9652.