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Two new stakes have been created, one in Australia and the other in Utah.

Elder V. Dallas Merrell of the Seventy has created the Adelaide Australia Firle Stake, which includes the Firle, Fulham Gardens, Morialta, Prospect, and Whyalla wards.Elder Monte J. Brough of the Seventy has created the South Jordan Utah River Ridge Stake, which includes the Jordan River 1st, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 9th, 11th, and 12th wards.

Elsewhere, stakes have been reorganized in Australia, and in Idaho, and Utah.

New stakes

ADELAIDE AUSTRALIA FIRLE STAKE: (Nov. 26, 1995) Created from the Adelaide Australia Marion and Adelaide Australia Modbury Stakes. President - Philip F. Howes, 46, dentist, former stake president, high councilor, stake mission president, bishop, and elders quorum president, married Judith Leslie Brownjohn. Counselors - Keith B. Klemasz, 49, self-employed director, former stake president, stake Young Men president, bishop and counselor, high priests group leader, and elders quorum president, married Valgrie Ann Forrest; Neville Grant Rochow, 39, barrister-at-law, former high councilor, stake mission president, stake Sunday School president, bishop and counselor, and ward mission leader, married Penelope Anne Edwards.

SOUTH JORDAN UTAH RIVER RIDGE STAKE: (Nov. 19, 1995) Created from the South Jordan Utah River Stake. President - William H. Webb, 51, dentist, former stake president's counselor, bishop and counselor, and elders quorum president, married Gwen Ann Killpack. Counselors - Robert A. Lifferth, 45, project administrator for Great Salt Lake Electric, former stake president's counselor, high councilor, stake mission president and counselor, bishop, Young Men president, and Blazer leader, married Marilyn Ruth Tadlock; Jeffrey H. Clark, 39, director of retail for Deseret Book Company, former high councilor, stake Young Men president, bishop's counselor, elders quorum president, and ward Young Men president, married Kerrie Gae Jorgensen.

Stake reorganizations

ADELAIDE AUSTRALIA MARION STAKE: (Nov. 26, 1995) President - William Hughes Watt, 42, technical officer for Department of Environment and Natural Resources; succeeding Keith Barry Klemasz; former stake president's counselor, stake clerk, bishop and counselor, and Young Men president, married Susan Joyce Hilbert. Counselors - Terrence Watson Granger, 34, manager and contractor for delivery service, former high councilor, ward mission leader, elders quorum president, and young Men president, married Keryn Marie Armfield; Paul Watson Granger, 35, cleaning contractor for South Australia government, former stake Young Men president, bishop, executive secretary, elders quorum president, and ward Young Men president, married Gayle Annette Wisseman.

ADELAIDE AUSTRALIA MODBURY STAKE: (Nov. 26, 1995) President - Craig W. J. Raeside, 35, forensic psychiatrist for South Australia Health Service; succeeding Philip F. Howes; former stake president's counselor, high councilor, and bishop, married Lesley Joy Griffin. Counselors - Paul R. Bennallack, 35, information systems administrator for Tenneco Energy S.A., former high councilor, stake mission president's counselor, bishop and counselor, executive secretary, and ward mission leader, married Andrea Kay Leach; Steven C. Parsons, 33, air crew for Royal Australian Air Force, former high councilor, ward mission leader, elders quorum president, and branch president's counselor, married Catherine Michelle Benson.

BLACKFOOT IDAHO STAKE: (Dec. 10, 1995) President - Charles Gordon Simpson, 57, dentist; succeeding Arvid M. Jensen; former high councilor, stake Young Men president, bishop and counselor, elders quorum president, Young Men president's counselor, and Sunday School teacher, married Betty Jo Bradley. Counselors - Joseph Samuel Cannon, 51, president of Cannon Builders Inc., former high councilor, stake Young Men president's counselor, stake missionary, bishop, and ward Young Men president, married Jeanne Kay Jones; Ronald Douglas Wieland, 43, service manager for 20th Century Ford, former high councilor, stake Young Men president's counselor, bishop and counselor, elders quorum president's counselor, and ward Young Men president, married Jacalyn LaRue Furniss.

BOUNTIFUL UTAH CENTRAL STAKE: (Dec. 10, 1995) President - Randy Clay Lewis, 46, co-owner and operator of Biolabs Inc.; succeeding Scott Smith Parker; former high councilor, stake Young Men president, bishop and counselor, and elders quorum president, married Melanie Burt. Counselors - Michael Fredric Marston, 44, controller and owner of H. A. Falsom Associates, former high councilor, bishop, and executive secretary, married Annette Linda Stockseth; William Brent Wilcox, 55, attorney and president of Wilcox, Dewsnup & King, former high councilor, bishop, elders quorum president and counselor, and Young Men president and counselor, married Ann Fox.

BOUNTIFUL UTAH NORTH CANYON STAKE: (Dec. 3, 1995) President - A. James Larson, 51, chief financial officer and controller for Sorenson Development; succeeding Norman G. Angus; former high councilor, bishop and counselor, Young Men president, primary teacher and Scout leader, married Julie Ann Rose. Counselors - J. Clark Robinson, 53, controller for Lagoon Corp. and related companies, former high councilor, stake Young Men president, stake Explorer leader, bishop and counselor, executive secretary and Young Men president, married DeeAnn Carling; Raymond D. Kelley, 49, owner and president of Raymond Keller Construction, former high councilor, bishop and counselor, Young Men adviser, Young Men teacher, and teachers quorum adviser, married Pamela Conte.

BOUNTIFUL UTAH VAL VERDA STAKE: (Dec. 10, 1995) President - Richard Morris Siddoway, 55, director of electronic high school for Utah State Office of Education; succeeding LeRoy R. Ostler; former stake president's counselor, high councilor, stake Young Men president's counselor, bishop and counselor, and gospel doctrine teacher, married Janice Darlene Spires. Counselors - Jerry Mack Grubbs, 49, owner of Kaye Corporation, former high councilor, bishop and counselor, ward mission leader, and Young Men president, married Kaye Wahlquist; Calvin D. Haskell, 56, vice president and owner of United Sportsman Inc., former high councilor, stake Young Men president, bishop and counselor, ward Young Men president, and Scoutmaster, married Sharon Seely.

KEARNS UTAH EAST STAKE: (Dec. 10, 1995) President - Kirk Alan Baggaley, 46, manager of Risk Retention and Insurance for the Church; succeeding Louis Wells Jensen; former high councilor, bishop and counselor, elders quorum president and counselor, Young Men president, and priests quorum adviser, married Mary Deane Cloward. Counselors - Brian K. Gallagher, 61, retired supervisor for Amoco Oil, former high councilor, bishop and counselor, and ward Young Men president, married Jane Stalker Snow; N. James Robinson, 54, engineer for Alliantech Systems, former high councilor, stake Young Men president, and bishop and counselor, married Vivian Wheelwright.

KEARNS UTAH NORTH STAKE: (Dec. 3, 1995) President - Steven Hermon Parry, 38, carpenter and cabinet maker for Bud Bailey Construction; succeeding Glade A. Johnson; former stake president's counselor, bishop, Primary teacher, nursery teacher, and Cub Scout leader, married Diane Jeannine Smith. Counselors - Maoputasi H. Molifua, 49, self-employed security guard for Molifua Guards, former stake president's counselor, high councilor, stake missionary, ward mission leader, elders quorum president's counselor, and branch president's counselor, married Barbaragene Ann Fuatino Marquardt; Mark Lee Batty, 55, self-employed business manager, former bishop and counselor, married Shara Dawn Merrell.

LOGAN UTAH CACHE STAKE: (Dec. 10, 1995) President - Dean Wendell Quayle, 54, safety engineer manager at Thiokol Corp.; succeeding Larry Odell Haslam; former high councilor, bishop, elders quorum president, and branch president married LuAnn Wennergren. Counselors - Bryant James Liddle, 48, sales manager for Gossner Foods Inc., former high councilor, bishop, elders quorum president, and Young Men president, married Marilyn Kaye Riley; Steven Ray Leishman, 51, sales representative for LeGrand Johnson Construction Co., former high councilor, bishop and counselor, elders quorum president's counselor, Young Men adviser, and Sunday School teacher, married Lorene Buist Larsen.

SOUTH JORDAN UTAH RIVER STAKE: (Nov. 19, 1995) President - Merrill D. Shumway, 56, president and chief executive officer for Precision Systems Engineering; succeeding F. Val Davis; former stake president's counselor, high councilor, and bishop, married Wilma Kay Black. Counselors - Don M. Rees, 53, senior account manager for PPG Industries, former stake president's counselor, high councilor, stake Young Men president, bishop, ward clerk, and elders quorum president, married Carol Ann Wheadon; Thomas B. McCoy, 42, works in sales for U.S. Communications, former high councilor, bishop, elders quorum president, and Young Men president, married Lani Jo Robinson.

SOUTH SALT LAKE STAKE: (Dec. 3, 1995) President - Herbert Taylor Goldhardt, 42, preventive maintenance supervisor of physical facilities department for the Church; succeeding Lloyd T. Anderson; former stake president's counselor, high councilor, bishop, elders quorum president, and priests quorum adviser, married Terri Lynn Adams. Counselors - David Elmer Young, 42, marketing director for Wasatch Crest Mutual Insurance Co., former high councilor, stake Young Men president, bishop and counselor, and ward Young Men president, married Rae Lou Wight; Larry David Young, 53, professional driver for Associated Foods, former high councilor, bishop, and high priests group leader, married Elizabeth C. Siebach.