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December 1, 2004 The OGDEN VALLEY News PRSRT STD POSTAGE PAID PERMIT NO. 11 EDEN UT i’ fe = ' : POSTAL PATRON EDEN-LIBERTY-84310 ~ | HUNTSVILLE-84317 OGDEN CANYON- 84401 ~ | HCR 843A v 7 [7 Avon/Liberty Seasonal Road Closure Eugene and Ruth Bailey with Storm and Ajax. Liberty Family Raises Champion Horses By Shanna Francis Ogden Valley News Beginning every Saturday — until Christmas, Eugene and Ruth Bailey of Liberty will again host their annual Old Fashioned Christmas Tree Farm season sales event. The Bailey’s offer a fun family horse drawn sleigh ride through the woods to purchase that perfect Christmas tree. The sleigh ride and fresh hot chocolate are offered complimentary with the purchase of a tree from their fresh selection. Pulling the wagons and sleighs for the tree hunting adventure are the Baileys Haflinger draft horses, which the family has been breeding and raising for the last five years. Eugene said they began raising this particular breed of horse because of its mild temperament, making them easy to handle and, also, an all around good family horse. The Bailey’s horse stock comes from Colorado, Oregon, and Ohio. The Haflinger breed originally came from Austria where they were used, due to their unusual strength, to work the farms out in the Valley Chordettes Host Annual Christmas Program On December 20, 1982, the Chordettes from Ogden Valley presented their first community concert, performing in Huntsville to a crowd of about 500 people. Since that time, the Chordettes’ performances have become an annual Christmas tradition. Though many of the faces have changed through the years, the ability of the group of about 20 singers to delight audiences with classical, religious, and popular Christmas tunes has not. This year’s family performances will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Hearthside in Eden CHORDETTES cont. on page 12 Huntsville Rider Wins First Place in Barrel Racing Competition Fifteen year old Ashley Schmittling of Huntsville recently participated in the National Barrel Racing Association State Finals held September 25 and 26 at the Golden Spike Arena in Ogden. There were 158 riders competing in the events, many of whom were professional barrel racers. Ashley rode to victory on her mare Shantilly Lace. They won Ist Place in the 4th Division. Ashley’s horse, Shantilly, was trained by Stephanie Van Dyke, also of Huntsville. For her win, Ashley received a cash award and a beautiful trophy saddle. She also earned her entry fee into the World Series Finals that will be held in Jackson, Mississippi and Augusta, Georgia. Ashley has been riding and training horses for many years. She is currently the reining Queen and proud member of the Eden Sun Devil Junior European countryside. The Baileys also show their horses. This year their team of geldings, Storm and Ajax, where the Grand Champions at the Weber County Fair. The team of horses have also won championship awards from the Eastern Idaho State Fair held in Blackfoot, Idaho. The team has won four out of their first five competition team driving events entered. Eugene Bailey was born and raised in Liberty. He and his wife, Ruth, have six children and twelve grandchildren. Ogden District Ranger Chip Sibbernsen recently announced the closure of the Avon/Liberty Road, State Road 162 to motorized travel from November 15 to May 15, 2005. According to Sibbernsen, the road closure is necessary, “To reduce hazards for vehicles, and provide road, vegetation, and soil protection.” The road will be gated and signed as closed to motorized use. According to Sibbernsen, past 4-wheel drive activity has damaged springs, watercourses, ponds, and the road surface. “We have invested time and money in correcting the damage, and this closure is to reduce any reoccurrence.” The National Forest System Lands described in this closure are located in Cache County approximately 25 miles northeast of Ogden, Utah. The south gate is located on the Liberty side near the private gun club. The north gate south of Avon is located 1.7 miles past the end of the paved road. Many areas of the Ogden Ranger District contain fragile soils and vegetation and are susceptible to soil damage and erosion from vehicle use during wet conditions. In the process there is considerable damage being done to the roadway, which is very expensive to repair. Drivers also become stranded at all times of the day and night. Motorized travel is allowed only on designated routes and cross-country travel is not permitted anywhere on the District, excluding over snow vehicles. “This closure is for public safety, protection of road surface, protection of springs and water courses, and to repair resource and road damage,” added Sibbernsen. Violation of this closure is punishable by fine and/or imprisonment. ‘We ask all users to respect the temporary restriction so that permanent closures are not necessary,” he said. The road will reopen May 15, 2005 or once conditions dry out. Ogden Valley Montessori School Hosts Successful Bake Sale At Ogden Valley Montessori School (OVMS), parents’ ideas can really make a difference. Gerri Barkey, mother of student Matt Barkey, suggested that the Montessori Elementary class put together a Sub-forSanta Bake Sale on behalf of two families in the Valley who could use a little help. Math came alive to the thirteen Elementary students as they doubled recipes and produced a delicious array of Jamaican coconut bread, sour cream pound cake, banana bread, pumpkin pies, brownies and other baked goods. They also were able to practice their math skills giving change for the money that was paid and donated for the baked goods at the bake sale held the weekend before Thanksgiving. The OVMS Elementary class would like to sincerely thank the community for their supportive in helping the school raise over $500 for the families they have selected to Loan sponsor. They would also like to thank Roger Terry for allowing the students to set up the Sub-for-Santa in front of Valley Market. The students will now have the pleasure of going out and purchasing necessary items for the two families, helping them to have a wonderful Christmas and a more comfortable year ahead. The students hope to be able to repeat this Sub-for-Santa project each year. And judging from the line-up of people wanting their baked goods, this event should continue to be a great success. Service projects are a part of the Montessori philosophy, especially at the Elementary level. For more information, visit <www.ovms.org> Many thanks to all those who helped make this such a heartwarming project, in spite of the cold weather endured by the children. By ait 4 20 tH A 4 adwA aa Photos courtesy of Joyce Schmittling of Huntsville. National Barrel Racing leader Debbi Conley with National Barrel Racing finalist Ashley Schmittling and the championship trophy saddle she won. Letters to the Editor... Announcements... Historical Article.... Calendar of Events . . Classifieds ......... Page Page Page Page Page 2 6 9 14 15 Ashley competing in Barrel Racing. Posse. During Pioneer Days this past summer, she represented her Junior Posse team as the Senior Coca Cola Cowgirl at the Ogden pioneer Days. She rode in the parade and participated in the barrel racing events. She is an active member of the Spikers High School Rodeo Club representing Ben Lomond High School; she is also a member of the National Barrel Horse lation, the America West Barrel Racing Club, and the Utah Barrel Racing Association. Ashley says that she loves her horses and the sport of barrel racing, and hopes some day to become a veterinarian. Ashley is the daughter of Jim and Joyce Schmittling. — a 4 ~ Photo courtesy of Jeannie Wendell/Ogden Valley News Ogden Valley Montessori students brave bitter cold weather to to raise funds for a Christmas effort.