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New stake presidents

New stakes have been created in Idaho and North Carolina.

The Apex North Carolina Stake, which includes the Apex, Cary 1st and 2nd, Garner, Holly Springs, Raleigh University and Swift Creek wards, has been created by Elder John C. Taggart of the Seventy.

The BYU-Idaho 7th Stake, which includes the BYU-Idaho 7th, 8th, 23rd, 31st, 34th, 35th, 36th, 52nd and 56th wards, has been created by Elder Lynn A. Mickelsen of the Seventy.

Elsewhere, stakes have been reorganized in New Mexico, Utah and Washington.

APEX NORTH CAROLINA STAKE: (Oct. 19, 2003) Created from the Raleigh North Carolina Stake. President — Harry John Maxwell Jr., 48, principal systems developer at SAS Institute; wife, Patricia Kaye Peterson Maxwell. Counselors — John Edward Barnhill, 45, in market development at Nortel Networks; wife, LaDonna Gayle Marshburn Barnhill. Robert Winfred Turner, 41, vice president of business development at Pozen Inc.; wife, Merri Ellen Kendrick Turner.

BYU-IDAHO 7TH STAKE: (Oct. 12, 2003) Created from the BYU-Idaho 1st, 3rd and 4th stakes. President — Bradley Duane Foster, 54, owner/president of Foster Agro Inc.; wife, Sharol Lyn Anderson Foster. Counselors — Donald J. Archibald, 56, owner/partner at ERA Archibald Reece Real Estate; wife, Sherry Stephens Archibald. Brent Mendenhall, 50, district director for USDA Farm Service Agency; wife, Suzan Cheney Mendenhall.

EPHRATA WASHINGTON STAKE: (Oct. 19, 2003) President — George W. Thompson Jr., 50, civil engineer for Grant County; succeeding Roger Vernon Adams; wife, Beverly Johnson Thompson. Counselors — Lance Robert Hammond, 52, farmer; wife, Peggy Lou Read Hammond. Carl Eugene Yeates, 51, farmer; wife, Mickie Lynne Winder Yeates.

GALLUP NEW MEXICO STAKE: (Oct. 19, 2003) President — Robert Vearle Mortensen, 49, self-employed; succeeding Marshall Wayne Jones; wife, Lori Kay Brazell Mortensen. Counselors — Timothy Kay Bond, 45, principal for Gallup McKinley County Schools; wife, Lilly Sue Brown Bond. Tommy Dale Haws, 35, assistant vice president and cashier at Western Bank; wife, Eileen Kay England Haws.

HYDE PARK UTAH STAKE: (Oct. 19, 2003) President — Chris Terry Randall, 48, accounting manager at Logan Hospital; succeeding Farrell Dean Madsen Jr.; wife, Jill Margaret Alldredge Randall. Counselors — Martin Bybee Salisbury, 50, tool designer at ATK Thiokol Propulsion; wife, Idona Gay Bingham Salisbury. Michael T. Kirby, 51, high school teacher; wife, Jalean Spence Kirby.

LAKEWOOD WASHINGTON STAKE: (Oct. 19, 2003) President — Denny Chris Stevens, 51, dentist; succeeding James Robert Smith; wife, Linda M. Winterholler Stevens. Counselors — Mark Clawson Perry, 49, dentist; wife, Annette Clark Perry. Rickie Lynn Hjelm, 47, owner of Phase II General Contractor Inc.; wife, Lynda Rae Abercrombie Hjelm.

MIDVALE UTAH NORTH STAKE: (Oct. 12, 2003) President — Verdon Reed Walker, 66, retired; succeeding Terry Lynn Johansen; wife, Laurene Smith Walker. Counselors — John Oscar Levanger, 57, audit manager/director at Workforce Services; wife, Frances Dianne Tuckfield Levanger. Kevin Frank Jorgensen, 49, account manager at John Deere Landscaping; wife, Jeri Milne Jorgensen.

VERNAL UTAH MAESER STAKE: (Oct. 12, 2003) President — Michael Earl Alexander, 53, production supervisor at Questar; succeeding DeArmon Batty; wife, Kathy Sue Haslem Alexander. Counselors — Garth Kyle Batty, 44, retail store owner; wife, Marcia Lorena Linarte Batty. Codi F. White, 45, financial manager for the State of Utah; wife, Wanda Rae Alcorn White.

YORKTOWN NEW YORK STAKE: (Oct. 19, 2003) President — Gary Lewis Crittenden, 50, CFO at American Express; succeeding Daniel William Jones; wife, Catherine Jean Cox Crittenden. Counselors — David Wayne Checketts, 48, chairman of Sports Capital Partners; wife, Deborah Lynn Leishman Checketts. Adriano Feliciano Lopes, 51, quality controller at Arnold Baker; wife, Teresinha Constancio Lopes.