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Thanksgiving breaks for local schools

Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell will observe the Thanksgiving recess beginning at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21. No classes will be held after 5 p.m. that day.

All campus offices will be closed and classes will not be held Nov. 22-25. Instruction will resume and the campus will reopen on Monday, Nov. 26. For campus information, call (575) 624-7000.

Local public K-12 schools and the New Mexico Military Institute are closed Nov. 19 through Nov. 23.

City Reindeer Run scheduled

The 34th Annual Reindeer Run is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1. The event offers a competitive 10K run, 10K walk, 5K run and 5K walk, as well as an Elf Scramble Fun Run for ages 4 to 8.

The 10K and 5K races begin at 9 a.m. at the Roswell Adult and Recreation Center, 807 N. Missouri Ave. The Elf Scramble will start about 10:15 a.m. Ages 4 to 5 will be running a quarter mile, and ages 6 to 8 will race for a half mile. All children will receive a medal upon finishing.

An award will be given to the best “Christmassy” outfit and drawings for various items will be conducted after the races. T-shirts will be given to all participants.

Entry forms for the 10K and 5K races are available at the Roswell Adult and Recreation Center or online at active.com. Pre-registration is taking place until race day. Registration on race day will be from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at the Adult and Recreation Center. Packet pick-up will be Friday, Nov. 30, at the center from 5 to 8 p.m. or on race day morning from 7 to 8:30 a.m.

The 10K and 5K races pre-registration fee is $30 plus a can of food for a local food bank. On race day, registration is $35 (no credit cards on race day) plus a can of food for the food bank. Anyone who registers and pays online should bring the can of food when picking up his or her packet. The Elf Scramble is $5 per child, and registration will be on race day from 7 to 10 a.m.

Rio Pecos Medical Associates will be on hand to offer free glucose and cholesterol screening tests on race day from 7 to 8 a.m. Blood-pressure checks will also be available. If participating in the glucose/cholesterol testing, participants need to fast beginning the previous evening and fill out paperwork attached to the entry form.

For more information, call 575-624-6719.