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Still teaching

Bountiful's Norma Alter turned 100 years old last week, but age hasn't stopped her from fulfilling her role as a visiting teacher.

According to fellow ward member June Stewart, Alter, who attends the Barton Creek Ward in the Bountiful Central Stake, lives alone and has lost her sight. But she's completely committed to her church responsibilities, Stewart said.

"She's very diligent in everything that she does," Steward said. "She goes out to visit teach in the snow. ... She's just a remarkable lady and a very good example."

An article in the Davis County Clipper reported that Alter also has contributed more than 2,500 hours of volunteer work at a local care center.

An active Primary

Louie Hamner is the clerk of the Jacobs Ranch Ward in the Saratoga Springs Stake, so he's pretty familiar with numbers. And what he sees from the ward's primary is impressive.

The Jacobs Ranch Ward has more than 200 children on its Primary rolls, but what's impressive is the number of kids who are there on Sundays. According to Hamner, 193 children regularly attend Primary, even in cases when the parents are not active members.

"I think they're just amazing," Hamner said.