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To the best senior class ever to grace Riu Playaca — we miss you. Alex, Benjamin, Raffi, Alberto (Tom Cruz) and Antonio.

Air Force Airman 1st Class Kaitlin R. Russell has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. During the six weeks of training, Russell studied rifle marksmanship, field training exercises and special training in human relations.Russell earned distinction as an honor graduate. She is the daughter of Joe Russell, of Eagle, and is a 2003 graduate of Battle Mountain High School. Congratulations!

Rosie Holliday of Holliday Adventures Travel – one of only 133 “Premier Aussie Specialists” in this country and Canada – has a great opportunity for any student between the ages of 18 and 26 studying biology or a similar field. A new scholarship has been created to honor the memory of the “Crocodile Hunter,” Steve Irwin, and winners get a free 10-day educational trip to Australia.The application deadline is June 30. For more information, call 748-9818 or e-mail

Terri Rider needs your help. She’s off to India for at least a year to do good work for as many people as possible, and she’s raising money for the trip and her expenses while she’s there. She’s collecting items for a dinner and auction in June, which isn’t very far away. Donate good stuff, or send large piles of U.S. dollars. For more information, call Terri at 524-1102.

Tickets for the Battle Mountain High School Players production of “Footloose” are available now. Reserve tickets by calling 328-7834, by coming to the school office or by approaching a cast member. The show runs April 26, 28 and 29.

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Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.


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