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The Madero Mexico Ampliacion Stake, which includes the Ampliacion, Blanco, Del Valle, Independencia, Playa and Unidads wards, has been created by Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve.

Elsewhere, stakes have been reorganized in Mexico and Paraguay, and in California, Idaho, Nevada, Utah and Washington.

NEW STAKES

MADERO MEXICO AMPLIACION STAKE: (Mar. 4, 2001) Created from the Madero Mexico and Tampico Mexico Bosque Stakes. President — Jorge Luis Saldivar B., 36, security engineer for Indelpro; wife, Iliana Elizabeth Gomez S. de Saldivar. Counselors — Federico Medina R., 31, sales executive for Altamira Vehicles SA; wife, Dora Luz Altamira G. de Medina. Raul Sahagun G., 45, bank executive for Bancomer; wife, Maria Cristina Marino M. de Sahagun.

STAKE REORGANIZATIONS

ASUNCION PARAGUAY STAKE: (Feb. 10, 2001) President — Ramon Ruben Damiano I., 45, electromechanic for Jose Grau; succeeding Jorge M. Villalba V.; wife, Maria Grau de Damiano. Counselors — Juan Carlos Cella P., 32, computer specialist for European Union; wife, Lourdes Beatriz Maidana de Cella. Celso Villalba F., 37, supervisor for Beehive Clothing; wife, Miriam Eugenia Romero Villalba.

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY 15TH STAKE: (March 4, 2001) President — Ben R. Shippen, 67, owner of Ibex Ltd.; succeeding Eugene L. Jones; wife, Nellie Joan Bevan Shippen. Counselors — Earl C. Jorgensen, 54, president of DHI Comp. Service; wife, Julie Marlene Jensen Jorgensen. Larry C. Edwards, 65, vice president of DISC; wife, Mary Elizabeth Salmond Edwards.

CARSON CITY NEVADA STAKE: (March 4, 2001) President — William Lee Brewer, 45, rural housing program director for U.S.D.A.; succeeding George Marion Keele; wife, Roxie Vilda Key Brewer. Counselors — David Howard Johnson, 54, family practice physician; wife, Terresa Johnson Johnson. Rick Hannan Hydrick, 46, manager of water operations for South Tahoe Public Utility District; wife, Beverly Lucille Birge Hydrick.

FERRON UTAH STAKE: (March 11, 2001) President — Kendal C. Yost, 56, environmental engineer for Pacific Corp.; succeeding E. James Nielsen; wife, Paula Maria Griff Yost. Counselors — William C. Pace, 68, retired mechanic; wife, Helen Joyce Rollie Pace. Stephen R. Behling, 49, superintendent and general mine foreman for Consolidation Coal Co.; wife, Diane Steele Behling.

LOS MOCHIS MEXICO EL FUERTE STAKE: (Feb. 11, 2001) President — Gilberto Quintero L., 37, sales manager for International Computer; succeeding Alejandro Melecio C.; wife, Lorena Patricia Castro de Quintero. Counselors — Victor Manuel Valenzuela S., 36, manager of electric factory; wife, Irma Alejandra Robles de Valenzuela. Jose Luis Torres T., 34, dentist; wife, Vera Elizabeth Cota Torres.

MAPLE VALLEY WASHINGTON STAKE: (March 4, 2001) President — Frank Carmen Rodarte, 51, owner of Rodarte Construction; succeeding Larry J. Thomas; wife, Shirley Diane Bruce Rodarte. Counselors — Lyle Baird Brownell, 45, northwest area manager for Harris & Hart Inc.; wife, Anna Marie Gorrell Brownell. Thomas Ray Nead, 44, senior global manager for MCI Worldcom; wife, Pamela Jewett Nead.

MURRAY UTAH STAKE: (March 11, 2001) President — Michael W. Bawden, 58, instructional designer for Church Educational System; succeeding James R. Matsumori; wife, Pamela Lofgran Bawden. Counselors — Kim M. Ware, 48, superintendent for Allstate Construction; wife, Glenny Wolf Ware. John G. Weston, 33, attorney for Snell & Wilmer LLP; wife, Lauri Lynn Reynolds Weston.

NEWPORT BEACH CALIFORNIA STAKE: (March 11, 2001) President — W. Weatherford T. Clayton, 49, physician; succeeding Lafe S. Parkin; wife, Lisa Madeline Thomas Clayton. Counselors — James D. Watson, 52, police captain for Costa Mesa Police Dept.; wife, Linda Louise Tolleson Watson. David P. Silva, 45, vice president of sales and marketing for Aluminum Precision; wife, Kristin Carol Poulter Silva.

RICKS COLLEGE 4TH STAKE: (March 4, 2001) President — B. John Galbraith, 59, teacher at Ricks College; succeeding Lynn E. Smith; wife, Carol Jean Bingham Galbraith. Counselors — James R. Smyth, 56, administrative vice president at Ricks College; wife, Mignon Elaine McCracken Smyth. Rudy B. Puzey, 49, dean of engineering at Ricks College; wife, Lee Ann Simmons Puzey.

TAMPICO MEXICO BOSQUE STAKE: (March 4, 2001) President — Victor Manuel Alvarez O., 33, process operator for Finacril; succeeding Luis Eduardo De Leon De Leon; wife, Rosa Irma Tovar C. de Alvarez. Counselors — Lehi Calixto Zuniga M., , manager of Super Cream; wife, Leslie Georgina Aguirre V. de Zuniga. Alfonso Lopez O., 51, manager of National Division, Federal Com. of Electricity; wife, Silvia Maria de La Luz Arteaga O. de Lopez.

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