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New stake presidents

Two new stakes have been created. Manaus Brazil Samauma Stake, which includes the Canarana, Cidade Nova, Guarany, Jardim Botanico, Noel Nutells and Exodo wards, has been created by Elder Walter Gonzalez of the Seventy, counselor in the Brazil North Area presidency.

Richmond Virginia Midlothian Stake, which includes the Bon Air, Burkeville, Chippenham (YSA), Clover Hill, Manchester, Midlothian and Buckingham wards, has been created by Elder Robert C. Oaks of the Presidency of the Seventy.

New stakes

MANAUS BRAZIL SAMAUMA STAKE: (Oct. 27, 2005) Created from the Manaus Brazil Cidade Nova Stake. President Kennedy Fonseca Canuto, 33, manager at Frigorifico Rio Jamary LTDA; wife, Regia Lucia Teixeira Canuto. Counselors —Irailton Rodrigues da Silva, 38, inspector at Aguas do Amazonas; wife, Viviane Salete Ribeiro Figueiredo. Jose Ozama Martins de Souza, 51, accountant; wife, Marimate de Araujo Souza.

RICHMOND VIRGINIA MIDLOTHIAN STAKE: (Dec. 4, 2005) Created from the Goldsboro North Carolina, Richmond Virginia Chesterfield and Richmond Virginia Stakes. President Michael Stanley Waters, 50, owner and president of Partnership Marketing Inc.; wife, Sandra Joan Seeley Waters. Counselors —Glen Eric Witt, 47, engineer at Dupont; wife, Patty Evon Henshaw Witt. Richard Nathaniel Bracey, 41, Church Educational System coordinator; wife, Kimberly Ann Bracey.

Stake reorganizations

ADELAIDE AUSTRALIA MODBURY STAKE: (Oct. 30, 2005) President — Steven Charles Parsons, 42, air force officer; succeeding Craig W. J. Raeside; wife, Catherine Michelle Benson Parsons. Counselors — John Bernard Ween, 54, self-employed building instructor; wife, Hilary Ruth Gabb Ween. David Guy Crosley, 52, civil engineer for South Australia Government; wife, Susan Jan Bennallack Crosley.

BELO HORIZONTE BRAZIL STAKE: (Dec. 4, 2005) President — Osvaldo Henrique Rietra Dias, 32, dental surgeon; succeeding Masbiel Fernandes da Silva; wife, Ariane de Castro Rietra Dias. Counselors — Marcelo Fabiano Machado Louza, 38, Church Educational System director; wife, Andrea Philippelli Louza. Daniel Rodrigues Alves, 26, dental surgeon; wife, Lilian Marcia Neves Haddad Alves.

CARDIFF WALES STAKE: (Dec. 4, 2005) President — Andrew Richard Dearden, 43, physician; succeeding David John Forward; wife, Ann Evans Dearden. Counselors — Andrew James Perry, 54, art dealer; wife, Lesley Margaret Seddon Perry. Michael John Morgan, 42, manager at Avana Bakeries; wife, Loraine Nicholas Morgan.

CASCAVEL BRAZIL STAKE: (Nov. 27, 2005) President — Benedito Tome da Silveira, 40, co-owner and manager of Costa Oeste Alimentos; succeeding Luiz Carlos Bernardino da Silva wife, Neide Aparecida Goncalves. Counselors — Acacildo da Silveira Santiago, 40, fireman; wife, Maria Goreti Rizzotto Santiago. Ivair Deonei Ebbing, 38, auctioneer; wife, Adeilza dos Santos Ebbing.

IQUIQUE CHILE STAKE: (Oct. 16, 2005) President — Jorge Enrique Torres C., 37, health technologist for the Health Department; succeeding Abelardo Jaime Sarria C.; wife, Wilma Moyra Fuentes F. de Torres. Counselors — Patricio Alberto Barrios F., 35, car rental administrator; wife, Karina Valeska Calderon A. de Barrios. Sergio Eduardo Narvaez P., 66, sergeant major; wife, Rosa Blanca Cortes P. de Narvaez.

KILLEEN TEXAS STAKE: (Dec. 11, 2005) President — Blake R Christensen, 53, optometrist; succeeding David Kent Lunt; wife, Paula Royce Waters Christensen. Counselors — Lawrence Andrew Jackson, 55, administrator at L-3 Communications; wife, Ellen Phillips Jackson. Frederick Wendell Jones, 54, teacher at Copperas Cove Independent School District; wife, Kathy May Christensen Jones.

LICHFIELD ENGLAND STAKE: (Dec. 11, 2005) President — Martin Gardner, 44, area manager for Church membership records; succeeding Michael Richard Grice; wife, Karen Nicholls Gardner. Counselors — David Joseph Griffiths, 65, retired; wife, Donna Paulette Emmett Griffiths. Jonathan Edwards Berry, 40, area controller for Church Area office; wife, Imogen Clare Hembry Berry.