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New stake presidents

New stakes have been created in Argentina, Ecuador, Spain and Utah.

The Formosa Argentina Stake, which includes the Centenario, Circunvalacin, Italia, Puerto and Terminal wards, and the Laishi, Lujan and Parque branches, has been created by Elder L. Whitney Clayton of the Seventy.

The Fort Herriman Utah Stake, which includes the Copper Creek 1st and 2nd, Copperview 6th and 7th and Herriman 1st and 4th wards, has been created by President Boyd K. Packer of the Quorum of the Twelve.

The Granada Spain Stake, which includes the Almeria, Fuengirola, Granada and Malaga 1st wards, and the Jaen and Motril branches, has been created by Elder W. Craig Zwick of the Seventy.

The Libertad Ecuador Stake, which includes the Ancon, Esperanza, General Enriquez, Libertad, Salinas and Santa Elena 1st and 2nd wards, has been created by Elder Claudio R.M. Costa of the Seventy.

New stakes

FORMOSA ARGENTINA STAKE: (May 30, 2004) Created from the Formosa Argentina District. President — Carlos Ruben Zayas, 46, teacher; wife, Nancy Esmeralda Centurion Zayas. Counselors — Augusto Meza, 47, teacher; wife, Ana Maria Fleitas Meza. Guillermo Adan Urbieta, 32, mechanic; wife, Lucia Adelina Rojas Urbieta.

FORT HERRIMAN UTAH STAKE: (June 27, 2004) Created from the Riverton Utah Copperview Stake. President — James William Nielsen, 51, IT manager at Altius Health Plans; wife, Margaret Bishop Nielsen. Counselors — Dean Bay Ellis, 45, attorney; wife, Erika Jenson Ellis. Harold McLean Sorenson, 50, president and owner of Sorenson Heating and Air Conditioning; wife, Judy Forman Sorenson.

GRANADA SPAIN STAKE: (June 13, 2004) Created from the Granada Spain District and the Malaga Spain District. President — Rafael Munoz Campos, 44, self-employed; wife, Vicenta Teresa Moreno Toledo de Munoz. Counselors — David Moraza Brito, 43, transportation worker; wife, Natividad Sanchez Ruiz de Moraza. Thomas Hanni, 30, account manager for a bank; wife, Eva Marta Vergara Medina de Hanni.

LIBERTAD ECUADOR STAKE: (June 13, 2004) Created from the Santa Elena Ecuador District and the Libertad Ecuador District. President — Washington Manuel Cedeno Guale, 42, self-employed; wife, Elsa Gladys Yagual Munoz de Cedeno. Counselors — Felix Rosendo Yagual Rodriguez, 47, teacher; wife, Cecilia de Lourdes Panchana Alomoto de Yagual. Galo Fernando Leon Arroyo, 34, employee of a medical clinic; wife, Elizabeth Carvajal Lascano de Leon.

Stake reorganizations

ALTAMONT UTAH STAKE: (June 27, 2004) President — Tommy C Thacker, 56, self-employed; succeeding Curtis Lloyd Walker Jr.; wife, Jean Burton Thacker. Counselors — George H. Reay, 62, district media specialist for Duchesne County School District; wife, LaRue Harmon Reay. Kerry Lane Farnsworth, 50, vice president of Burdick Paving; wife, Kelly Lyne Burdick Farnsworth.

AMERICANA BRAZIL STAKE: (June 20, 2004) President — David Kuceki, 37, coordinator for the Brazilian Association; succeeding Donizetti de Paula Tavares; wife, Adelaide Gomes Mendes Kuceki. Counselors — Adriano Jose de Almeida, 28, systems analyst; wife, Isabel de Souza Bueno Almeida. Antonio Marcos Maia, 33, general manager; wife, Sandra Pereira Maia.

BELO HORIZONTE BRAZIL WEST STAKE: (June 20, 2004) President — Marco Aurelio Cerqueira, 44, executive director; succeeding Isaias de Oliveira Ribeiro; wife, Liliane Pedrosa Cerqueira. Counselors — Carlos Leite de Mattos Neto, 43, jeweler; wife, Andrea de Castro Mattos. Odilio Quirino, 52, self-employed; wife, Josina da Silva Quirino.

BENNION UTAH STAKE: (June 27, 2004) President — Alan Dale Rindlisbacher, 46, marketing director for The Layton Companies; succeeding Gary Lee Tibbitts; wife, Tammy Crump Rindlisbacher. Counselors — John Michael Taggart, 52, president and CEO of Medallion Bank; wife, Leisa Labrum Taggart. Boyd A. Critchfield, 58, state executive director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and owner of a construction company; wife, Myrle Leigh Davis Critchfield.

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