Expiration of Chapter 12 Bankruptcy Code 12/24/03

Chapter 12 of the Bankruptcy Code will expire January 1, 2004. New Chapter 12 filings will not be accepted following the sunset date. However, any Chapter 12 cases filed before January 1, 2004, and all matters or proceedings related to those cases should be conducted as if Chapter 12 did not expire.

Joseph Simmons
Clerk of Court
December 24, 2003