12-19-07 Local briefs

Municipal Court announces closure
The Portales Municipal court will close for the holidays on Monday and reopen on Jan. 2 with regular hours, according to a press release from the court.

Anyone who has a court appearance scheduled during this time will not be penalized but they should check in with clerks on Jan. 2, according to the release.

Live Nativity planned
Portales Church of God, 1425 E. Amazon, is planning a country Christmas, featuring a nativity scene with live animals at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, according to a press release.

The event will offer crafts, food and horse rides as well as a drawing to win a Nintendo Wii gaming system.

Information: 359-0144 or 356-8150.