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Monday school closures for parade attendance

The opening day of the Eastern New Mexico State Fair Monday will mean closures for many area schools.

To allow people to attend the fair and parade, public schools in Roswell, Hagerman and Dexter will be closed Monday, and no classes will be held at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell.

ENMU-R offices and campus operations also will be closed until 1 p.m. Monday. Regular hours for classes and operations will resume Tuesday.

Regular campus hours and classes will resume on Tuesday, Oct. 3. For campus information, call 575-624-7000.

Senior Day on Wednesday

A Senior Day will take place at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair, offering senior citizens the chance to take part in games, win door prizes, gather health information and enjoy food and live entertainment.

Fair admission and parking will be free that day, Wednesday, Oct. 4, to all seniors during the Senior Day events from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Commercial Building on the fairgrounds in south Roswell.

Senior Day is sponsored by the Eastern New Mexico State Fair, Roswell Adult and Recreation Center, New Mexico Senior Olympics and the Chaves County Retired Senior Volunteer Program.

There will be health-service vendors, including blood-pressure screening and flu shots. Seniors will be eligible for door prizes and can participate in bingo and other games.

Hot dogs and other treats will be available. Live entertainment will be provided by classics/oldies music of Marichin (Frank Castro), tap dancing of the Rac-A-Taps, and line dancing of the Dancing Rascals.

For more information, call Roswell Adult and Recreation Center Supervisor Sara Hall at 575-624-6718.