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NEW STAKE PRESIDENCIES

Creations of stakes have been announced in Auckland, New Zealand; Benoni South Africa; Buckeye, Ariz.; Idaho Falls, Idaho; and Mexico City, Mexico.

Elder F. Arthur Kay of the First Quorum of the Seventy officiated Dec. 13 in creation of the Auckland New Zealand Tamaki Stake, which has a membership of 2,562.Elder Spencer H. Osborn of the First Quorum of the Seventy officiated in the Nov. 29 creation of the Benoni South Africa Stake, where there are about 1,900 members.

Elder H. Burke Peterson of the First Quorum of the Seventy officiated Dec. 13 in creation of the Buckeye Arizona Stake, in which there are 1,867 members.

The Idaho Falls Idaho Eagle Rock Stake was created Dec. 13, with Elder Richard G. Scott of the Presidency of the First Quorum of the Seventy officiating. There are about 2,700 members in this new stake.

The Mexico City Mexico Ecatepec Stake was created Dec. 6, with Elder Robert E. Wells of the First Quorum of the Seventy officiating. That stake has about 2,500 members.

Elsewhere, stakes were reorganized in Auckland, New Zealand; Clearfield, Utah; Mexico City, Mexico; Johannesburg, South Africa; Phoenix, Ariz.; Pretoria, South Africa; Quilpue, Chile; Rigby, Idaho; Savaii, Samoa; Staines, England; and Talca, Chile.

New stakes

AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND TAMAKI STAKE: (Dec. 13, 1987) Created by division of the Auckland New Zealand Manukau and Auckland New Zealand Manurewa stakes. President - Clark William Palmerston Larkins, 47, Church Educational System administrator, former stake president's counselor, high councilor, bishop, and ward clerk. Counselors - Lini To'o, 57, waterside worker, stake patriarch; Moaseniatu Fonoti Sioli, production planner for wood panels manufacturer, former stake president's counselor, high councilor, and bishop.

BENONI SOUTH AFRICA STAKE: (Nov. 29, 1987) Created by division of the Johannesburg South Africa Stake. President - Jan Gysbert Hugo, 46, owner of store decorating business, former stake president's counselor, high councilor, bishop, and high priests group leader. Counselors - Graham John Knowles, 29, marketing project supervisor for a mine, former stake president's counselor, high councilor, and Sunday School teacher; Peter Wainwright, 27, sales representative for tool company, former stake president's counselor, ward clerk, elders quorum president and ward Young Men president.

BUCKEYE ARIZONA STAKE: (Dec. 13, 1987) Created by division of the Phoenix Arizona West Maricopa Stake. President - Charles Roy Rucker, 41, real estate office manager, former bishop, ward Young Men president, ward mission leader. Counselors - Garry Taylor, 41, owner of roofing company, former stake clerk, bishop, and elders quorum president; Roger Warren Brown, 38, accountant, former high councilor, bishop and counselor, and counselor in Young Men presidency.

IDAHO FALLS IDAHO EAGLE ROCK STAKE: (Dec. 13, 1987) Created by division of the Idaho Falls Idaho West Stake. President - Michael Dean Crapo, 36, attorney, former stake and ward Young Men president, bishop, teachers and deacons quorum adviser. Counselors - Kent Wade Foster, 46, attorney, former high councilor, stake Sunday School president, bishop's counselor, and Sunday School teacher; Douglas Milo Andrus Jr., 46, part owner of transportation company, former stake mission president, stake Young Men president's counselor, bishop's counselor, and ward Young Men president.

MEXICO CITY MEXICO ECATEPEC STAKE: (Dec. 6, 1987) Created by division of the Mexico City Mexico Azteca and Mexico City Mexico Villa de Las Flores stakes. President - Juan Manuel Rodriguez, 36, attorney, former stake president's counselor, bishop and counselor, and branch president. Counselors - Manuel Madrigal, 34, high councilor, stake Young Men president, bishop and counselor; Felix Conde Rossier, 51, watch repairman, former stake president's counselor, high councilor, seventies president, and bishop.

Stake reorganizations

AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND MANUKAU STAKE: (Dec. 13, 1987) president - James Wong Keung, 50, insurance representative and drainage contractor, former high councilor, bishop and counselor, ward executive secretary, and high priests group leader. Counselors - Edward Koroniria Paki, 59, retired dairy farmer, former bishop and counselor; Steven Ernest Stebbings 29, sales representative, former bishop and counselor, ward clerk, and ward Young Men president.

AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND MANUREWA STAKE: (Dec. 13, 1987) president - Mohi Howard Waetford, retained. Counselors - Paul Tekatene McAndrew, 48, health and fitness instructor, former high councilor, bishop, high priests group leader, and elders quorum president; Richard G. T. Gordon, retained.

CLEARFIELD UTAH NORTH STAKE: (DEc. 6, 1987) President Gary Francis Carpenter, 43, computer system analyst, former stake president's counselor, stake executive secretary, high councilor, and bishop. Counselors - Clair Ervin Heslop, 35, controller and manager at utility trailer dealership, former bishop, assistant ward clerk, elders quorum president, and Sunday School gospel doctrine teacher; Ivan Dean Anderson, 44, supervisor in quality assurance department of aerospace contractor, former high councilor, bishop's counselor, elders quorum president's counselor, and ward Young Men president's counselor.

JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA STAKE: (Nov. 29, 1987) President - David John Barnett, retained. Counselors - Ian Archibald Hamilton, retained; Michael James Calteaux, 33, attorney, former high councilor, stake Young Men president, and bishop's counselor.

MEXICO CITY MEXICO VILLA DE LAS FLORES STAKE: (Dec. 6, 1987) President - Andres Serrano, 44, technical manager of plastics company, former bishop. Counselors - Jose Marcos Lopez, 39, automobile and industrial paint dealer, former bishop, ward executive secretary, and elders quorum president; Jose Antonio Fajardo, 40, accountant, former high councilor, bishop and counselor, and ward executive secretary.

MEXICO CITY MEXICO AZTECA STAKE: (Dec. 6, 1987) President - Juan Alberto Ramos, 31, industrial machinery business owner, former high councilor and bishop. Counselors - Victor Manuel Rosas, 34, administrator for national petroleum industry, former high councilor, bishop, and ward executive secretary; Jose Juan Peralta, 27, construction company administrator; former high councilor, bishop, and ward mission leader.

PHOENIX ARIZONA WEST MARICOPA STAKE: (Dec. 13, 1987) President - Russell Steward Gilliland, 39, president of building contracting company, former stake president's counselor, stake Young Men president, bishop, and elders quorum president. Counselors - Thomas Edward Inman, 46, high school mathematics teacher, former stake president's counselor, stake clerk, branch president, and bishop's counselor; Floyd Douglas Stevens, 39, hospital finance director, former high councilor, bishop and counselor, and ward Young Men president.

PRETORIA SOUTH AFRICA STAKE: (Nov. 29, 1987) President - Duane Jakins, 51, staff officer at South African Army headquarters, former stake president, district president, stake mission president, and branch president. Counselors - Jonathan W. Rimington, 41, director of advertising and promotions company, former high councilor, bishop and counselor; Christoffel Golden Jr., 35, pharmaceutical company regional manager, former stake Young Men president, stake Young Adult leader, and bishop.

QUILPUE CHILE STAKE: (Nov. 22, 1987) President - Guillermo Contreras, 48, retired naval officer, former bishop and counselor. Counselors - Juan Gervic, 40, mechanical technician, former stake president's counselor, high councilor, stake executive secretary, and branch president; Juna Zamora, 43, former stake president's counselor, high councilor, stake executive secretary, and Primary teacher.

RIGBY IDAHO STAKE: (Dec. 13, 1987) President - George Keith Madsen, 65, retired right-of-way representative at electrical utility, former stake clerk, high councilor, stake missionary, and bishop. Counselors - Glade Lawrence Peterson, 39, dentist, former bishop and counselor, and Scoutmaster; Brent Poole Jones, 35, butcher, former high councilor, bishop's counselor, and elders quorum president's counselor.

SAVAII SAMOA STAKE: (Nov. 29, 1987) President - Uela Young Yen, 39, contractor and farmer, former stake president's counselor, high councilor, and bishop's counselor. Counselors - Lene Sopoaga, 34, seminary coordinator, former high councilor, ward executive secretary, and Sunday School teacher; Faasoo Fepulea'i, 56, farmer, former high councilor and bishop.

STAINES ENGLAND STAKE: (Dec. 6, 1987) President - Anthony Warren, 34, head of finance for computer leasing company, former stake president's counselor, high councilor, and elders quorum president. Counselors - Sidney Gene Van Tassell, 34, geophysicist, former stake president's counselor, high councilor, bishop's counselor, and elders quorum president; Christopher Charles, 37, bank manager, former stake president's counselor, high councilor, and bishop's counselor.

TALCA CHILE STAKE: (Dec. 6, 1987) President - Fernando Alonso Munoz, 48, regional secretary of Church Educational System, former district president, bishop, and branch president. Counselors - Gaston Alberto Rocha, 41, topographer, former high councilor, bishop's counselor, elders quorum president, and ward Sunday School president; Manuel Raul Eriz, 25, sales representative, former high councilor.