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Guadalajara Mexico Temple Dedicated
President Gordon B. Hinckley of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints dedicated the church's 105th operating Temple yesterday, sealing the Temple's cornerstone in a short ceremony and dedicating the building a little later. In the dedicatory prayer for the Guadalajara Temple, President Hinckley blessed both the people and the land in which the building is located.

Former Missionary Sentenced for Sexual Assault during Mission
A former LDS missionary plead guilty Monday to five counts of sexual assault committed while he was serving an LDS mission in the North Carolina Charlotte Mission and was sentenced to five years in prison for the crime. Matthew Alan Nash, 27, of Salt Lake City, has admitted to molesting at least 22 children in both North Carolina and Utah since age 16.

Funeral Held for LDS Mother and Son Killed in Car Crash
More than 1,000 LDS Church members in Las Vegas attended the funeral of Holly Barton and her eight-year-old son Benjamin while giving thanks for the miraculous recovery of husband and father James Barton, who was able to attend the funeral just five days after waking from a coma and a week after the car crash that took his wife and son as they traveled to the broadcast dedication of the Winter Quarters Temple.

LDS Volunteers Help Rebuild in DC
Its no longer "Christmas in April," but volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are still helping a 19-year-old charity rehabilitate the housing of low-income, elderly and disabled homeowners. Yesterday, LDS volunteers were there again; more than two dozen church members showing up at the home of Cynthia Harris.

Seventy Counsels Lethbridge Saints
As part of their sixth stake conference since their inception on 26 October 1997, members of the Lethbridge Alberta West Stake were pleased to listen to Elder Bruce B. Bingham of the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy.

Elder Henry B. Eyring at May 6 CES fireside
Elder Henry B. Eyring of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will speak at a CES fireside broadcast live from Moscow, Idaho, on Sunday (May 6) at 6 p.m. in Brigham Young University Marriott Center.

Elder Nelson counsels Ricks graduates to love the Lord in language and living
Elder Russell M. Nelson told Ricks College graduates to show their love of the Lord Jesus Christ through the language they use and the way they live.

Technology school director at BYU devotional May 8
Thomas L. Erekson, director of the Brigham Young University School of Technology, will speak at a devotional on Tuesday (May 8) at 11 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.

New assistant vice president named at Ricks College
Garth Miller of Sugar City has been named to the newly created position of assistant academic vice president for technology at Ricks College. Miller will work closely with Academic Vice President Don Bird and other administrators to ensure communication and data needs are met in an environment of ever-changing technology. Women's Conference: Relief Society Sisters Unite
Sister Mary Ellen Smoot, General Relief Society President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, addressed the BYU-Hawaii student body and the attendees of the annual Hawaii Women's Conference held April 27-28. "As Sisters in the most important women's organization in the world, we must ask ourselves 'What can I do to help build up Zion?'" Sister Smoot said.

New BYU-Idaho building and gardens to be named after Thomas E. Ricks
A new academic building to be named in honor of Ricks College founder Thomas E. Ricks was announced Saturday during commencement exercises at the Rexburg college.

Ricks College graduates named Spori Scholars
Eleven Ricks College graduates were honored as Spori Scholars during graduation ceremonies April 28.

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