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Posted 27 Aug 2001   For week ended August 3, 2001
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Former Mt Timpanogos Temple President & Matron Grand Marshals in Lindon
Robert and Shirley Matthews, former Temple President and Matron of the Mount Timpanogos Temple have been chosen as the Grand Marshals for the annual Lindon Day's Parade. Outside of Lindon Robert Matthews is known for his church service and writing as Dean of Religious Education at BYU and as first President of the Mount Timpanogos Temple. But in Lindon, the Matthews are known for two things: Horticulture and Community Activism.

LDS Polygamy Prosecutor Teaching Hondurans About Legal System
David Leavitt, known for his prosecution of polygamist Tom Green, recently traveled to Honduras to help the country reform its legal system. Leavitt was one of four legal experts asked by the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Department of Justice to assist Honduras as part of a foreign-aid package passed by Congress to assist the ailing country in cleaning up its dismal human-rights record and repairing damage remaining from Hurricane Mitch, which devastated much of the country in 1998.

Columnist Re-acquainted with Former Miss New Zealand
A columnist for the Waikato New Zealand Times was surprised to find that the woman visiting him to promote an LDS Church-sponsored event was Miss New Zealand, 1980, the same woman he had hied 20 years earlier to help promote a New Zealand product in the US. Vicki Lee Wihongi, now 39, was promoting a business seminar, "Harmonizing Work and Life" presented by Dr. John Covey (brother to well-known management consultant Stephen R. Covey).

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MoTab Member, Educator of the Year Lilian Stokes Fox
Lilian Stokes Fox, a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in the 1930s and an elementary school teacher who was named Educator of the Year in 1993 died July 23rd in Euguene, Oregon at age 89. Fox was educated at the University of Utah and married George Wallace Fox in the Salt Lake Temple in 1938. They were the parents of two children. Fox taught elementary school in the Salt Lake City and Granite School Districts for 29 years.


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