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City announces Veterans Day, youth basketball happenings

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The city of Roswell has announced some community news.

Film producer talk

Ken Topolsky, producer of the TV show “Roswell, New Mexico,” will teach a class to local college students Saturday.

Topolsky will speak about the opportunities that can be found working in the entertainment industry and especially the opportunities that await film students here in New Mexico. The talk also will include a question-and-answer session with student.

The public is welcome to attend the class, which will be held in the Bassett Auditorium of the Roswell Museum and Art Center, 1011 N. Richardson Ave., from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Veterans Day

City administration offices and certain other city facilities will be closed Monday in observance of Veterans Day. (The formal holiday is Sunday.) Some city services will have an adjusted schedule for that Monday or that week.

The Roswell Public Library and the Adult and Recreation Center will each be closed Monday for the Veterans Day holiday. The Roswell Museum and Art Center is closed every Monday. The Spring River Park and Zoo will be open, as will the Visitors Center.

City bus service and trash pickup will be altered because of the holiday.

Pecos Trails Transit will have buses in operation only on Main Street that Monday. The buses will run from 7:31 a.m. to 10:03 p.m.

The Sanitation Department’s trash pickup for the week of Nov. 12 has been adjusted. Areas south of Alameda Street plus areas east of Garden Avenue between Alameda and Second Street (normally picked up on Monday and Thursday) will have their trash containers picked up Tuesday and Thursday. Other areas north of Alameda (normally picked up on Tuesday and Friday) will have their trash containers picked up Wednesday and Friday. Residents with individual roll-out containers must have them placed by the curb the night before the day of service or by 4 a.m. the day of service.

The landfill will be closed Monday.

Youth basketball registration

Registration for the Roswell Youth Basketball Leagues for boys and girls ages 9 to 12 is taking place.

Registration for ages 9 and 10 runs through Nov. 30. Registration for ages 11 and 12 will continue an additional month through Dec. 28. Each age group plays in its own league, and boys and girls play in separate sections of each league (not coed teams/league). For ages 9 and 10, practices are expected to begin in late December and games are planned to begin in January. For ages 11 and 12, practices should begin in early January while games could start in late January or early February.

All children participating in the league must be of the proper age by Dec. 31. First-time players need to have a birth certificate to verify age when registering.

All children are guaranteed to play at least two quarters per game. The cost is $40 (plus tax) for the first child and $30 (plus tax) for each additional child of the same family.

The league also is looking for volunteer basketball officials and coaches. A background check of volunteers will be conducted.

To register players or learn more about officiating or coaching, visit the Roswell Adult and Recreation Center, 807 N. Missouri Ave. More information can also be obtained by calling 575-624-6719.