A new stake has been created in Arizona. The Gilbert Arizona San Tan Stake, which includes the Chandler Heights, Coronado, Desert Wells, Ironwood, Ocotillo, Skyline and Summerfield wards, and the Queen Creek (Spanish) Branch, has been created by Elder David E. Sorensen of the Presidency of the Seventy.
Elsewhere, stakes have been reorganized in Brazil, Fiji, Ghana and Peru, and in Arizona, Idaho, Nevada and Utah.
GILBERT ARIZONA SAN TAN STAKE: (Dec. 3, 2000) Created from the Gilbert Arizona Greenfield Stake. President Mark Dee Pugmire, 49, president of Highland Construction; wife, Laurel Wells Pugmire. Counselors Russell Lyle Richardson, 53, owner of Arizona Commercial Refrigeration; wife, Sheila Celeste Stanford Richardson. Danny Reid Riggs, 57, partner of Riggs Bros. Farms; wife, Karin Jane Kerby Riggs.
CAPE COAST GHANA STAKE: (Nov. 26, 2000) President Thomas Kwamena Appiah, 60, chief technical coordinator for Ghana Broadcasting Corp.; succeeding Stephen A. Kwaw; wife, Margaret Kakra Quansah Appiah. Counselors Kodwo Amankwah, 40, district officer for Ghana government; wife, Cecilia Sandra Mensah Amankwah. Fred Antwi, 45, self-employed director; wife, Victoria Kogyir Antwi.
CURITIBA BRAZIL IGUACU STAKE: (Nov. 19, 2000) President Cezar D'Avila Xavier, 42, president of Woodgrain of Brazil Ltda.; succeeding Valentim Claret Santos Goncalves; wife, Marcia Filippi Xavier. Counselors Edson Luiz dos Santos, 42, administrative supervisor for Paranaeuse Energy Co.; wife, Derby de Fatima Movio Santos. Helcio Lehi Gaertner, 45, director of Inepar Telecommunications; wife, Jussara Licinia Sousa Gaeterner.
GILBERT ARIZONA GREENFIELD STAKE: (Dec. 3, 2000) President Robert L. Layton, retained. Counselors Robert H. Hicken, retained. Michael Glen McClure, 45, vice president of operations for National Data Corp.; wife, Cristy Lin Wolf McClure.
HEBER CITY UTAH STAKE: (Nov. 19, 2000) President Sheldon John Case, 55, administrator for Wasatch School District; succeeding Randall K. Probst; wife, Denese Brown Case. Counselors Lindsay Lamont Tanner, 44, technical service manager for Vallen Corp.; wife, Gwen Nielsen Tanner. Ronald Bruce Carlile, 42, cartographer for U.S. Forest Service; wife, Katherine Ann Hyde Carlile.
HUANUCO PERU STAKE: (Sept. 17, 2000) President Jose Antonio Guerrero G., 32, coordinator for Church Educational System; succeeding Jose Octavio Montoya Ramirez; wife, Solina Yobana Gutierrez T. de Guerrero. Counselors Edwin Atilio Espinoza G., 40, teacher; wife, Luz Marilu Coz V. de Espinoza. Mirko Camilo Sanchez A., retained.
IDAHO FALLS IDAHO AMMON WEST STAKE: (Dec. 3, 2000) President J. C. Hart, 59, works in sales for B. A. Wackerli Co.; succeeding Kenneth Gene Taylor; wife, Nancy Elizabeth Steffensen Hart. Counselors Douglas R. Nelson, 51, attorney for Anderson Nelson Hall & Smith; wife, Billie Call Nelson. Chris J. Waddoups, 46, financial consultant for Merrill Lynch; wife, Becky Lynne Parke Waddoups.
LIMA PERU LAS PALMERAS STAKE: (Nov. 19, 2000) President David Diogenes Lino D., 35, head buyer for Church area office; succeeding Lino Andres Clemente Calizaya; wife, Veronica Elva Gavilan A. de Lino. Counselors Francisco Roberto Colmenares G., 42, assistant accountant for Lloyd Air Boliviano; wife, Luz Elena Loro G. de Colmenares. Angel Herberth Alarcon V., 33, project engineer supervisor for Church Area office; wife, Rosa Luz Zavala S. de Alarcon.
NAUSORI FIJI STAKE: (Oct. 29, 2000) President Taniela Biu Wakolo, 33, intelligence officer for Fiji Police; succeeding Jonas Jitendra Prasad; wife, Anita Herberta Moimoi Wakolo. Counselors Jone Imanueli Tuivanuavou Kalouniwai Logavatu, 32, army officer (captain) for Fiji Military Forces; wife, Talica Kawacake Raikoti Logavatu. Mukesh Lal, 30, computer sales and service consultant for Caines Janiff; wife, Jacquilin Fernandez Lal.
PIURA PERU MIRAFLORES STAKE: (Nov. 12, 2000) President Humberto Huancas J., 52, mathematics teacher; succeeding Luis Francisco Calle Zeta; wife, Rodolfina Piedra M. de Huancas. Counselors Carlos Gustavo Neyra L., 33, welder; wife, Ricardina Esperanza Viera Q. de Neyra. Marcos Eleazar Espinoza V., 50, maintenance engineer for Manuel Espinoza; wife, Amalia Catalina Diaz P. de Espinoza.
WINNEMUCCA NEVADA STAKE: (Nov. 19, 2000) President Stephen Birch Hall, 46, cattle manager for Crawford Cattle; succeeding Kenneth H. Lords; wife, Karlene Kennington Hall. Counselors Gary Louis Bengochea, 56, president of Nevada First Corp.; wife, Christine Stoker Bengochea. Russell Joseph Raza, 35, lead driver for Flying J Transportation Inc.; wife, Carla Boyce Raza.