Vendors wanted for Flea Market

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 775-455-2198 or Shannon at 775-635-5565.

'LaRena Smith Bengoa Run, Ride or Walk for the Cure'

Join the 11th annual "LaRena Smith Bengoa Run, Ride or Walk for the Cure" on May 11. LaRena Smith Bengoa was a schoolteacher who lost her battle with breast cancer on May 1, 2001.

The local cancer support organization that bears her name distributes all funds donated or raised to victims of cancer in Battle Mountain and Winnemucca, which can then be used to cover everything from medical expenses to travel costs, medication expense and even personal items such as wigs.

The race will begin at 10 a.m. on May 11 at the Battle Mountain Civic Center; registration and packet pickup will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Participants may choose to walk, run or ride 1-, 3- and 5-mile courses.

All ages are welcome. Participants may register by mail or when they arrive on race day. Registration fees are $25 for adults, $20 for senior citizens and team members, and $10 for children under 10. In addition, phantom racers are welcome; their cost to register is $25.

All participants will receive a free T-shirt and goodie bag. A free continental breakfast will also be available throughout the event. For more information, please call Mary Bengoa at (775) 635-8520. Information is also available at

Battle Mountain Archery Club 3D Shoot

The Battle Mountain Archery Club is hosting a 3D shoot on May 4 and May 18, starting at 8 a.m. It will be held north of town at the Wood Corrals. For more information, call Mo at (775) 635-9129 or Shawn at (775) 635-0140 or visit our website at

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 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

July 4th 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.