Marilynn R. Leanord, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was recently named Auxiliarist of the Year for 2008 by the Inited States Coast Guard commandant. Read about it in the Coast Guard news here, and in other places here and here.


LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson recently met with US President Barack Obama. Read more here. Read the ABC News story here. See another news story, including a brief slideshow of past meetings of Church leaders with US Presidents here. Read the official LDS Newsroom story here.

Read President Obama’s statement about the meeting on the White House website here.

Many other news reports can be found here.


Learn more about Larry Echohawk, who was recently appointed Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs by President Obama.


Read about John Huntsman, recently appointed by President Obama as ambassador to China, here, here, and here. Read the text of President Obama naming Huntsman as ambassador  here.

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