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New stake presidencies

Elder Charles Didier of the Seventy has created the Mesquite Nevada Stake, which includes the Bunkerville 1st and 2nd, and the Mesquite 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th wards, and the Virgin Valley (Spanish) branch.

Elsewhere, stakes were reorganized in Brazil, Guatemala, Philippines, and in California, Georgia, Illinois, Oregon, Utah and Washington.

New stake

MESQUITE NEVADA: (Feb. 13, 1994) Created from the Bloomington Utah Stake. President - Elwin J. Whipple, 43, dean of students in Clark County School District, former stake president's counselor, stake executive secretary, high councilor, bishop and counselor, married Jean Waymire. Counselors - Kelly B. Jensen, 42, lineman for telephone company, former stake president's counselor, stake Young Men's counselor, bishop, and Young Men president, married Karla Redd; Michael G. Waite, 53, insurance agency owner, former high councilor, bishop and counselor, elders quorum counselor, and ward Young Men president, married Lynnette Stratton.

Stake reorganizations

CENTRAL POINT OREGON: (Jan. 16, 1994) President - Edward Eugene Hanson, 47, captain/Oregon State Police Department, succeeding Lawrence Harvey Rowley; former high councilor, stake president's counselor, bishop and counselor, and assistant stake clerk, married Nancy Kathryn Hill. Counselors - Keith Richard Price, 37, finance/budget/forecast manager, former high councilor, bishop's counselor, Young Men president, and assistant Scoutmaster, married Michele Rae Taylor; Robert Lewis Phair, 47, preventive maintenance supervisor, former high councilor, and bishop and counselor, married, Rita Louise Blue.

CHAMPAIGN ILLINOIS: (Dec. 5, 1993) President - Joseph William Stucki, 48, professor, succeeding David Allred Whetten; former high councilor, stake clerk, stake Young Men president and counselor, bishop and counselor, elders quorum president, and Scoutmaster, married Penny Jo Nickel. Counselors - John Robert Graves, 48, executive vice president/chief operating officer of company, former stake president's counselor, bishop and counselor, Sunday School and Young Men superintendent, branch president, ward executive secretary, Primary teacher, and Scoutmaster, married Janie Naydeen Sandmire; George Wilson McConkie, 56, professor at University of Illinois, former high councilor, bishop and counselor, branch president, high priests group leader, and seminary teacher, married Orlene Carol Johnson.

EUREKA CALIFORNIA: (Jan. 23, 1994) President - Edward Callister Cannon, Jr., 45, professor at Humboldt University, succeeding Richard Henry Winkel; former stake president's counselor, bishop, Young Men president, branch president's counselor, counselor in branch Sunday School, married Judith Ann Watts. Counselors - Walter Scott Fife, 35, institute director and Church Educational Systems coordinator, former high councilor, bishop and counselor, ward clerk, ward mission leader, elders quorum president and counselor, Young Men president, Sunday School and Primary teacher, and Scoutmaster, married Dana Lea Hunter; Douglas L. Baker, 45, state compensation insurance loss controller, former stake mission president, bishop and counselor, ward mission leader, and seminary teacher, married Maureen Elizabeth Stewart.

HUEHUETENANGO GUATEMALA: (Jan. 23, 1994) President - Victor Manuel Rodas Corado, 32, business administrator, succeeding Edgar Leonardo Fuentes Perez; former stake president's counselor, bishop and counselor, ward clerk, and elders quorum president, married Eugenia Patricia Jopez Mendoza. Counselors - Audilio Rivas Martinez, 35, automotive mechanic, former high councilor, bishop's counselor, branch president, and high priests group leader, married Rosa Garcia; Carlos Vicente Lopez Gomez, 42, automotive mechanic, former stake president's counselor, high councilor, bishop and counselor, married Elsa Robidia Rivas Cannillo.

LINGAYEN PHILIPPINES: (Jan. 23, 1994) President - Mayo Job D. Evangelista, 30, store manager, succeeding Luciano A. De Guzman; former high councilor, stake executive secretary, stake clerk, seminary teacher, and Scout leader, married Jeanne Ames Rivera. Counselors - Victorio P. Espinoza Jr., 30, salesman, former high councilor, stake single adult adviser, and elders quorum president, married Glenda Tamayo Gonzales; Felimon V. Doria, 32, machine operator, former high councilor, bishop and counselor, and elders quorum counselor, married Herminia Cruz Mejia.

PLEASANT VIEW UTAH: (Jan. 9, 1994) President - Geary "S" Mecham, 57, president of construction company and equipment operator, succeeding James Reed Fisher; for mer high councilor, stake president's counselor, bishop and counselor, elders quorum president, and Young Men president, married Saundra Fae Scott. Counselors - Rodney Grant Garner, 45, president of fire protection company, high councilor, stake president's counselor, bishop and counselor, Young Men president, and Scoutmaster, married Mary Ann Barker; Edward Morris Swapp, 40, director of convenience stores, bishop, elders quorum president and counselor, teachers quorum advisor, Sunday School teacher, and Varsity coach, married Jayne Dearden.

RIO DE JANEIRO BRAZIL NITEROI: (Jan. 16, 1994) President - Ricardo Aidukaitis, 41, manager in petroleum company, succeeding Aldecir Rosa Damasceno; former mission president's counselor, stake president, stake mission president, bishop, and ward mission leader, married Nury Beatriz Etchichury Camara. Counselors - Juaci Ferreira Vedovi, 52, owner of business, former stake president's counselor, high councilor, bishop, and Sunday School teacher, married Marlene Carvalho Veiga; Natanael Ruiz Fontes, 33, military officer, former high councilor, bishop and counselor, and elders quorum president, married Cristiane Mendes Gomes.

SANDY UTAH EAST: (Jan. 16, 1994) President - Barry Lee Newbold, 40, director of program services and evaluation in Jordan School District, succeeding John Spencer Kirkham; former high councilor, stake executive secretary, stake mission president, stake Young Men secretary, and bishop's counselor, married Sherry Lee Bodell. Counselors - Donald Wando Atkinson, 49, vice president of Franklin Quest, former mission president, stake president's counselor, high councilor, stake mission president, bishop, and branch president, married Cathy M. Ketchum; Russell Charles Messerly, 41, assistant director of University of Utah bookstore, former stake mission president, bishop and counselor, elders quorum president, and Young Men president, married Virginia Brown.

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