Foster Care Training

We need loving, nurturing and understanding family homes in this area that are willing to share their time, patience and experience with children of all ages.

Foster care training will be held on Tuesday, May 21, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, May 22, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesday, June 5, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Training will take place at the Battle Mountain Juvenile Probation Department, 190 W. Third St., Battle Mountain.

To register for training, please contact Michele Scovil, Sixth Judicial District Foster/Adoption specialist, at (775) 635-2117.

Frontier Community Coalition

A Frontier Community Coalition Local Community Committee (LCC) will be held on Thursday, May 16, at the golf course in Battle Mountain at 12:30 p.m. The community is invited to attend. Please contact FCC at (775) 273-2400 or for more information or to request meeting minutes or the agenda.

Kids College

Kids College runs June 17 - 27 for kids K-12 at the Battle Mountain Center. Preregistration is required. For more information, call (775) 635-2318.

Kindergarten Screening

Children turning 5 years old by Sept. 30, 2013, will need to be screened before they can enroll in school in Lander County. Screening dates are May 30 to June 5. If you have not already done so, please contact the school to set up an appointment. Proof of birth and a current immunization record will be required at the time of the screening. If you have questions or would like to set up an appointment, please contact the Eliza Pierce office at 635-2349.

Proof of immunization is required for all children entering school in Lander County. Immunizations must be up to date, or in progress at the time of enrollment. Students may not be placed on a class list until all documentation has been received. Updated immunization records must be submitted before school begins, if students receive additional immunizations over the summer.

All students requiring medication that will be dispensed by the school nurse must have an updated prescription and signed permission form for the 2012-2013 school year. This must be done annually even if the student was enrolled in Lander County during the previous school year. If you have questions regarding immunizations, new student screening, or medication, please contact school nurse Paula Green RN at 635-2349.

ELES Summer School Schedule

Eleanor Lemaire will begin its summer session, a six-week program for students in grades fourth through sixth, on June 10. School will be in session from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. daily and ends Aug. 1. School runs for three hours every day Monday through Thursday at Eleanor Lemaire Elementary School.

In addition, the summer library hours to check out books and take AR tests will begin June 24 and be open every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. until the end of July.

This year, students will participate in reading, mathematics and enrichment activities. We strongly urge any student interested in gaining new skills to take advantage of this opportunity to enrich your education. The extra instruction that students receive during the summer intervention program will help fill in the gaps in learning, reinforce important skills and better prepare them for the next school year. Many of the students who attended last summer made tremendous gains in their reading comprehension and mathematics skills.

The summer school application can be filled out when you attend the class.

Mental Health Month free movie night

Battle Mountain Rural Mental Health Clinic, with the help of Lois Erquiaga, LCSW, would like to invite everyone to a free Movie Night Monday, May 20, at the Battle Mountain Civic Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Joe Pantoliano's entertaining documentary on "mental dis-ease" will be shown. (The subject material is appropriate for teenagers and adults.) Free popcorn and drinks will be available.

Help bring awareness to mental health as an essential component of overall health and well-being. Contact Battle Mountain Rural Mental Health Clinic with questions at 635-5753.

Battle Mountain Burners hosting cruise night

Battle Mountain Burners Car Club is hosting a cruise night. If you have a classic, fast or a car you just enjoy cruising, join us for our first cruise night. We will meet @ Maverick's parking lot on May 17 at 6 p.m. We will cruise and then end at the Mountain View Golf Course. We will be hosting a cruise once a month. See you there.

Vendors needed for July 4th celebration

The Battle Mountain Arts Presenters, with the support of the Lander County Convention and Tourism Authority, has taken on the task of putting on the 4th 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 - Friday from 8:00 - 4:00 pm. Call 635-1112 for more information.

First Baptist Church offers Services

The First Baptist Church would like to announce services and reach out to families and the youth of our community. Sunday services began at 10:45 a.m. and Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Youth group will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. All are welcome! First Baptist Church is located on the corner of 7th and Weaver. For more information please call 635-2055. We look forward to meeting you!

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.

Battle Mountain Archery Club 3D Shoot

The Battle Mountain Archery Club is hosting a 3D shoot on 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.

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 through May 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.

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

The Fellowship Baptist Mission began a new Bible study last month and will continue ever y 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

The Class of 2013 Sober Seniors are selling Pete's chorizo for $30 for 5 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

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.

Radon tests available

Radon occurs naturally in the ground. It is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas. Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer. Test to know the level in your home. Tests are $5 at the Lander County Cooperative Extension office located at 815 N. 2nd St., in Battle Mountain, or call (775) 635-5565 for more information.

Well-child checks

State budget issues have resulted in a reduction in immunization services for insured children in our community.

The Community Health Office will continue to offer these services to the uninsured and underinsured population.

Barbara Fallin brings immunization services and the Well-Child Program to the Battle Mountain Clinic. Immunizations, available to all children and adolescents between the ages of 6 weeks through 21 years, and well-child examinations, available to all children and adolescents between the ages of 2 months through 21 years, are administered by appointment only.

Well-child services include evaluation of growth parameters, developmental assessment and anticipatory guidance. Full physical exam and evaluation of immunization status with updates as indicated are also provided.

The Battle Mountain Clinic participates in the WEB-IZ program to track immunization administration. Parents should bring the child's current immunization records to the clinic appointment to maintain.