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Elder F. Melvin Hammond of the Seventy has created the Cuautla Mexico Aguahedionda Stake, which includes the Amiltzingo, Anenecuilco, Coahuixtla, Palmas and the Reforma wards, and the Amayuca, Burgos and Hospital branches.

Elder Joe J. Christensen of the Seventy has created the Huehuetenango Guatemala Calvario Stake, which includes the Calvario, Chiantla, Cuchumatanes, El Terrero, and Minerva wards, and the Chinaca branch.Elsewhere, stakes were reorganized in Brazil, Mexico, Philippines, and New Zealand, and in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, and Utah.

New stake

CUAUTLA MEXICO AGUAHEDIONDA STAKE: (June 19, 1994) Created from the Cuautla Mexico Stake. President - Luis Fernando Rodriquez Trejo, 30, physics and mathematics teacher, former high councilor, stake Young Men president, branch president's counselor, and elders quorum president, married Rosa Olivia Rocha Alvorez. Counselors - Ismael Montano Herrera, 50, merchant, former bishop and counselor, and Sunday School president's counselor, married Julia Alonso Mejia; Wilbert Canton Trujillo, 25, electro mechanic, former high councilor, married Silvia Romero Flores.

HUEHUETENANGO GUATEMALA CALVARIO STAKE: (June 19, 1994) Created from the Huehuetenango Guatemala Stake. President - Victor Manuel Rodas Corado, 32, administrator of gasoline station company, former stake president's counselor, and bishop and counselor, married Eugenia Patricia Lopez de Mendoza. Counselors - Audilio Rivas Martinez, 36, automobile mechanic, former high councilor, bishop and counselor, branch president, and high priests group leader, married Rosa Edelmira Garcia Agustin; Lourdes Gomez, 36, meetinghouse custodian, former Sunday School president's counselor, and stake and ward executive secretary, married Ruperta Santos Gomez.

Stake reorganizations

BACOLOD PHILIPPINES STAKE: (June 19, 1994) President - Vicente G. Magapan, 44, construction supervisor for the Church; succeeding Apagito G. Abong Jr.; former high councilor, bishop and counselor, and Sunday School president, married Victoria Abrigo Vargas. Counselors - Melecio C. Plaza, 68, hospital administrative assistant, former high councilor, stake executive secretary, stake genealogical consultant, bishop, and branch president, married Concepcion Mondejar Lagarto; Eliseo V. Nemes, 46, farm administrator, former bishop and counselor, high priests group leader, and Sunday School president, married Ligaya Flor Gerundez.

GREELEY COLORADO STAKE: (June 19, 1994) President - Alan James Baker, 39, group leader for Comlinear Corporation; succeeding Gilbert Ivar Sandberg; former stake president's counselor, high counselor, bishop's counselor, elders quorum president, and Young Men president, married Mary Kay McEntire. Counselors - Randy Clifford Hatch, 45, dentist, former stake mission president's secretary, bishop and counselor, elders quorum president and counselor, executive secretary, ward mission leader, gospel doctrine teacher, and seminary teacher, married Jeanne McClellan; Douglas Edward Harris, 51, president of power equipment company, former high councilor, bishop and counselor, ward mission leader, elders quorum president, and Young Men president and counselor, married Judith Louise Gundersen.

HYRUM UTAH STAKE: (June 19, 1994) President - Gary Lyle Clawson, 59, teacher of communicative disorders for Cache County School District; succeeding Steven Herman Viehweg; former high councilor, stake Young Men president, stake executive secretary, bishop, elders quorum president, and ward clerk, married Dixie Leishman. Counselors - Douglas Ross Nielsen, 46, general contractor, former high councilor, bishop and counselor, seventies quorum president, and Young Men president, married Marlene Jensen; Vernen Parker Gunnell, 53, training coordinator at Bridgerland Applied Tech Center, former high councilor, district councilor, stake employment director, bishop and counselor, married Kathleen Crookston.

LIVRAMENTO BRAZIL STAKE: (June 12, 1994) President - Nelson Melo Puchalski, 42, purchasing manager; succeeding Clademir Elton Trage; former high councilor, bishop, and elders quorum president, married Sangra Hak Alves. Counselors - Agustin Basaldua Castro, 41, accountant, former stake executive secretary, bishop and counselor, and elders quorum president, married Tanea Maria Morales Gonzales; Sigmar Martins Gomes, 30, computer programmer, former high councilor, bishop, ward mission leader, and elders quorum president, married Ieda Gomes de Souza.

MESA ARIZONA SOUTH STAKE: (June 19, 1994) President - Milton Stuart Turley, 46, president of Turley Construction Co.; succeeding Carl Boyd Olsen; former stake president's counselor, high councilor, bishop and counselor, stake and ward clerk, executive secretary, financial clerk, elders quorum president's counselor, Sunday School teacher, and teachers quorum adviser, married Shirlene Kay Payne. Counselors - Howard Taylor Gale, 51, owner of insurance agency, former stake president's counselor, stake mission president, and bishop, married Carol Willis; Walter Joseph Merrill, 45, construction supervisor for Farnsworth Homes, Inc., former high councilor, stake mission president's counselor, stake Sunday School president, bishop, executive secretary, elders quorum president, and Sunday School teacher, married Marianne Chapman.

PORTO ALEGRE BRAZIL STAKE: (June 12, 1994) President - Carlos Artur dos Santos Lencini, 32, manager of finance and administration; succeeding Benedito Sergio Antunes Santos; former stake president and counselor, high councilor, bishop, and elders quorum president, married Carmen Maria Etchichury. Counselors - Julio Cesar Kern, 33, assistant accountant, former high councilor, bishop, elders quorum president, and seminary teacher, married Denise Dornelles; Hilario Olmar da Silva, 38, public servant, former high councilor, bishop and counselor, elders quorum president, and Young Men president, married Fatima Elisabete Rodrigues.

PROVO UTAH SOUTH STAKE: (June 26, 1994) President - Julian David Raulston, 60, owner and manager of Ideal Mattress & Furniture Co.; succeeding Lewis Kent Heaps; former stake president's counselor, high councilor, bishop and counselor, and high priests group leader, married Marion Elizabeth Parker. Counselors - Travis Lynn Steward, 31, director of travel for Missionary Training Center, former stake president's counselor, high councilor, branch president's counselor, elders quorum president's counselor, and Sunday School president, married Margaret Avis Brown; Michael Clane Graves, 55, adjunct faculty at BYU, former bishop's counselor, branch president's counselor, and Primary teacher, married Georgia Lee Kelley.

SALT LAKE MILLCREEK STAKE: (June 5, 1994) President - Donald Victor Cook, 64, president and chief executive officer of Cook Lumber, Inc.; succeeding Allan T. Brinkerhoff; former high councilor, bishop and counselor, high priests group leader, Scoutmaster and Explorer adviser, married Lynne Sleater. Counselors - Robert James Attridge, 52, electronic technician, former high councilor, stake Young Men president, bishop and counselor, financial clerk, high priests group leader's assistant, and gospel doctrine teacher, married Betty Lou Forsey; David Ellis Anderson, 48, human resource director, former high councilor, bishop and counselor, seventies group leader, elders quorum president, and Young Men president, married Anna Mae Kennington.

SAN LUIS POTOSI MEXICO STAKE: (June 12, 1994) President - Jose Sergio de Regil Ledezma, 39, importer; succeeding Alejandro Aguilar Montalvo; former mission president's counselor, stake president's counselor, bishop, and branch president's counselor, married Luz Maria Vergara. Counselors - Roberto Rico de Haro, 44, teacher, former stake president's counselor, high councilor, and bishop and counselor, married Esperanza Lopez Escalante; Javier Romero Cuellar, 35, unit manager, former stake president's counselor, high councilor, bishop, high priests group leader, and Young Men president, married Leticia Escobarete.

SUGAR CITY IDAHO STAKE: (June 19, 1994) President - Gerald Anton Price, 51, assistant vice president-Student Life at Ricks College; succeeding Kenneth Rex Howell; former high councilor, stake Young Men president, stake Sunday School president, bishop and counselor, branch president, and gospel doctrine teacher, married Shari Lynne Nelson. Counselors - William Roger Schofield, 50, self-employed, former high councilor, stake financial clerk, bishop, and high priests group assistant, married Marilyn Forsyth; James Ricks Gee, 50, assistant academic vice president at Ricks College, former stake president's counselor, stake clerk, bishop, branch president's counselor, and Young Men president, married Marilyn Shirley.

UPPER HUTT NEW ZEALAND STAKE: (July 3, 1994) President - Ross James Cuff, 50, managing director of Wareing Cuff & Grieve Ltd.; succeeding Leslie Arthur Churchill Harris; former mission president's counselor, stake president's counselor, district president's counselor, bishop, and national public affairs director, married Barbara Joan Claydon. Counselors - Timothy Lawrence Granville Lockyer, 45, head of school of hospitality and tourism management at Central Institute of Technology, former bishop's counselor, assistant ward clerk, elders quorum president, Young Men president, and Primary teacher, married Marilyn Jane Stephens; Gary George Lynn Uili, 30, self-employed director, former bishop and counselor, and stake mission leader, married Melanie Ann Gray.

VITORIA BRAZIL STAKE: (June 5, 1994) President - Climato Cesar Aires de Almeida, 32, bank teller; succeeding Pedro Jorge Da Cruz Penha; former stake president's counselor, branch president's counselor, elders quorum president, and ward financial clerk, married Maria Raquez Menegatti Oliveira. Counselors - Roberto Hideaki Nishida, 39, business manager, former stake president and counselor, bishop's counselor, and elders quorum president, married Maria Ribeiro Custodio; Washington Luiz Lima, 32, clerk, former bishop and counselor, stake executive secretary, and stake and ward clerk, married Lima Maria Pereira.