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Nellie Elaine Powell Kloeppel celebrated her 100th birthday on Feb. 1, 2001. She was born in Vernal, Utah, to William S. and Nellie E. Powell. She married Henry J. Kloeppel and has five children, 13 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and 30 great-great-grandchildren. Sister Kloeppel lived most of her life on her father's farm in the Ashley Ward, Vernal Utah Maeser Stake.

Lynn S. Richards of the Federal Heights Ward, Salt Lake Emigration Stake, celebrated his 100th birthday on Feb. 3, 2001. He was born in Salt Lake City to Stephen L Richards, who served as a counselor to President David O. McKay in the First Presidency, and Emma Louise Richards. An attorney by profession, Brother Richards served in many Church positions including the General Sunday School superintendency and board. He married Lucille Covey in 1924. His family now has 184 members including spouses.


Richards Miller of the Waynesboro Ward, Waynesboro Virginia Stake, has received the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award. He was honored by the Stonewall Jackson Area Council at a recognition dinner on Feb. 8. Those who have been Eagle Scouts for more than 25 years are eligible for the award which is based on distinction in business, profession or service. Brother Miller, a dentist, has served in many positions as an adult Scouter since earning his Eagle badge in 1959, including national positions in the Explorer and Venturing programs.


David Kelly of the Vancouver 7th Ward, Vancouver Washington West Stake, is a member of the board of directors of the American Heart Association Northwest Affiliate. The director of administrative services at Southwest Washington Health District, Brother Kelly is serving as chair-elect on the board and will take over as chairman in June. He began volunteering with the association when his eldest son had heart surgery 18 years ago.


Melodie Youngs of the College Hill Ward, Wichita Kansas Stake, has been named national vice-chair for the Social Security Administration's Office of Hearings and Appeals Committee for Employees with Disabilities. Sister Youngs also serves as the chair of the organization's regional committee which covers Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska. She is a lead legal assistant with the Office of Hearings and Appeals in Wichita.