New stake presidencies

Five new stakes have been created in Brazil, Chile and Peru, and in Arizona and Missouri.

The Cascavel Brazil Stake, which includes the Cascavel 1st, 2nd and 3rd, Foz do Iguacu and Portal do Foz wards, and the Assis Chateaubriand, Coimbra, Medianeira, Palotina, Porto Meira and Toledo branches, has been created by Elder Dallas N. Archibald of the Seventy.The Gilbert Arizona Stake, which includes the Burk Street, Cullumber, Elliot, Freestone Park, Gilbert 2nd and 7th, Horizon, Mesquite, Palo Verde and Windrift wards, has been created by Elder L. Lionel Kendrick of the Seventy.

The Lima Peru Las Violetas Stake, which includes the El Ermitano, Job, Jose Galvez, Las Violetas, Los Pinos, Madre Selva and San Pablo wards, and the Los Andes branch, has been created by Elder Jay E. Jensen of the Seventy.

The St. Robert Missouri Stake, which includes the Houston, Lebanon, Osage Beach, Rolla, St. Robert and West Plains wards, and the Fort Leonard Wood Military and Salem branches, has been created by Elder Earl C. Tingey of the Presidency of the Seventy.

The Santiago Chile Progreso Stake, which includes the El Parque, El Rodeo, El Sendero and Juan Carrera wards, and the El Alba, and Manutara branches, has been created by Elder Jerald L. Taylor of the Seventy.

In addition, a stake in Puerto Rico, the San Juan Puerto Rico Stake, discontinued in 1993 when military personnel were withdrawn, has been reinstated. Another stake in Uruguay, the Paysandu Uruguay Stake, originally created in 1977 but discontinued in 1989, also has been reinstated.

Elsewhere, stakes have been reorganized in Bolivia, Chile and Peru, and in Arizona and Missouri.

New stakes

CASCAVEL BRAZIL STAKE: (April 20, 1997) Created from the Cascavel Brazil and Foz do Iguacu Brazil districts. President - Luiz Carlos Bernardino da Silva, 38, fiscal agent for coordination revenue; wife, Miranda Maria Rosy Ferreira de Silva. Counselors - Raimundo Nonato de Melo, 54, businessman; wife, Madalena Parmezan de Melo. Benedito Tome da Silveira, 31, salesman for Damasco S/A; wife, Neide Aparecida Goncalves de Silveira.

GILBERT ARIZONA STAKE: (May 18, 1997) Created from the Gilbert Arizona Greenfield and Gilbert Arizona Stapley stakes. President - John W. Lewis, 39, director of information services for Apollo Group at University of Phoenix; wife, LaCinda Smoot Lewis. Counselors - Theodore C. Morgan, 45, regional sales manager for American Barcode Concepts; wife, Shanna Poulsen Morgan. A. Dean Ellsworth, 48, auditor for city of Mesa, Ariz.; wife, Renda Aleen Stowell Ellsworth.

LIMA PERU LAS VIOLETAS STAKE: (May 18, 1997) Created from the Lima Peru Lamanita Stake. President - Elias Humberto Alcantara G., 32, director and producer of Promotions Spectaculor; wife, Virginia Emperatriz Flores R. de Alcantara. Counselors - Jaime Daniel Carpio V., 34, administrator of textiles company; wife, Elva Conde A. de Carpio. Alejandro Jaimes E., 45; wife, Isidora Utani C. de Jaimes.

ST. ROBERT MISSOURI STAKE: (May 18, 1997) Created from the Joplin Missouri, Rogers Arkansas, Springfield Missouri and Springfield Missouri South stakes. President - Gary W. Pulsipher, 40, chief executive officer of Breech Medical Center; wife, Vickie Gates Pulsipher. Counselors - Dennis R. Perry, 46, associate professor of English at University of Missouri-Rolla; wife, Mary Lyn Fletcher Perry. William E. Morter, 58, doctor of chiropractics at Morter Chiropractic Clinic; wife, Yvonne Kay Elzinga Morter.

SANTIAGO CHILE PROGRESO STAKE: (April 27, 1997) Created from the Santiago Chile Jose Miguel Callera Stake. President - Patricio Latorre O., 35, general manager and owner of microcomputer company; wife, Ana Soledad Bilbao de Latorre. Counselors - Osvaldo Gabriel Pozo A., 50, owner of electronic technician workshop; wife, Susana Del Carmen Perez T. de Pozo. Francisco Munoz S., 35, sales manager for Godes Printing Company; wife, Virginia Paula Cancela M. de Munoz.

Reinstated stakes

PAYSANDU URUGUAY STAKE: (April 27, 1997) President - Jorge Bautista Scarpiny I., 31; wife, Karina Rosario Fontan A. de Scarpiny. Counselors - Carlos Mario Faust Z., 25, salesman; wife, Monica Beatriz Martinez D. de Faust. Eduardo Rene Moreira T., 40; wife, Juana Betty Saracho A. de Moreira.

SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO STAKE: (May 4, 1997) President - William A. Burk, 47, federal government employee; wife, Patricia Mary Southward Burk. Counselors - Frank Montoya Jr., 34, federal government employee; wife, Cynthia Sue Shrader Montoya. Ruben Pomales, 39, systems and control specialist for Church; wife, Maria de los Angeles Diaz R. de Pomales.

Stake reorganizations

GILBERT ARIZONA GREENFIELD STAKE: (May 18, 1997) President - Robert L. Layton, retained. Counselors - Robert H Hicken, retained. Mark D. Pugmire, 45, general manager for Highland Ranch Construction; wife, Laurel Wells Pugmire.

LA PAZ BOLIVIA MIRAFLORES STAKE: (April 27, 1997) President - Jose Quiroga P., 40, journalist for France-Press Agency; succeeding Edwin David Torres Quezada; wife, Laura Cecilia Alvarez-Daza de Quiroga. Counselors - Victor Hugo Agramont T., 41, supervisor of administrative materials for Church area office; wife, Yolanda Elizabeth Leith R. de Agramont. Carlos Enrique Trujillo V., 49, maintenance technician for Church area office; wife, Antonia Chumacero A. de Trujillo.

LIMA PERU LAMANITA STAKE: (May 18, 1997) President - Marino Zosimo Robles Cuya, retained. Counselors - Edgard Jacinto Huaman Espinal, retained. Hector Porfirio Boza S., 28, chauffeur and salesman for Sanchui Korea; wife, Endocia Mestanza L. de Boza.

SANTIAGO CHILE JOSE MIGUEL CARRERA STAKE: (April 27, 1997) President - Marco Antonio Vidal S., 40, owner of press business; succeeding Patricio Guillermo Latorre Orellana; wife, Monica Gallardo G. de Vidal. Counselors - Rene Mauricio Fuenzalida S., , acquisition supervisor for Cecinas Winter Company; wife, Maria Lupe Vega F. de Fuenzalida. David Gerardo Diaz P., 65, retired; wife, Eulalia del Carmen Henriquez U. de Diaz.

SPRINGFIELD MISSOURI STAKE: (May 18, 1997) President - Gerald Tim Goodman, retained. Counselors - R. Wade Smith, 44, auto frame and unibody technician for Friendly Ford Inc.; wife, Charmayn Slamon Smith. Joel Duane Chaston, 42, English professor at Southwest Missouri State University; wife, Rebecca Maher Chaston.

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