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Volume XIV Issue XIV The Ogden Valley news Page 11 April 15, 2007 Valley Tournaments from Yesteryear Spring time in the Valley also means Valley basketball tournament time. The Valley Basketball Tournament has a long history. Searching through the book “History of the Eden Ward Ogden Stake Utah—1877 – 1977, compiled by Melba and Ren Colvin, I found several entries regarding this competitive event. Beginning on page 396 we read: “This excerpt taken from a little notebook of cheerleader Lola Burnett Cameron for the season 1923 and 1924 noted that Eden Tenth Grade won the Valley basketball championship. “A” team for 1923 and 1924 were Wilo Grahm Adrian Burnett, Avery Gardiner, Omer Burnett, Clyde Ferrin, Howard Stallings, and Harvey Burnett. Coach, Layton Galbraith. “B” team was Wells Thompson, Braxton Fuller, William Clarke, Theodore Fuller, Marlin Thompson, and Graham Thompson.” Score of the “A” team: Plain City 17 Eden 28 Birch Creek 14 Eden 28 Farr West 14 Eden 44 Huntsville 10 Eden 53 Plain City 20 Eden 7 North Ogden 20 Eden 47 North Ogden 15 Eden 32 Huntsville 13 Eden 36 Farr West Forfeited March 16, 1955 Entry junior team won the junior division The Valley basketball tournament of the tournament. They were prewas held. Eden’s Explorer team played sented with a trophy. The team memHuntsville town team and lost. The next night, March 17, the Explorers played Eden’s town team and won by two points. On March 21 the Explorers played Liberty’s town team and won by three points. bers not only played well, but they showed great attributes of mature sportsmanship. Historical Photo Eden Explorer team: Max Staples, Lee Graham, Howard Richens, William Charley Story, Tony Ward, Clair Hill, Karl Holmes, and Larry Gay; coach, Floyd Manning. Eden’s town team: Larry Carver, Haynes Fuller, Mack Fuller, Boyd Storey, John Wilson, Howard Haldeman, Preston Spencer, Floyd Manning, Kerry Olsen, and Darrell Story; coach, Charles Webb. 1963 – 1964 For two years, 1963 and 1964, the Eden town basketball team won the consolation trophy in Ogden Valley Basketball Tournament. The players in 1964 were Kent Fuller, Gary Spencer, William Charley Story, Lynn Creamer, Robert Petingill, and Reed Carver. 1975 In 1975, the annual Valley basketball tournament was held in Huntsville. Eden had two teams that participated in the games. The senior team was defeated, but the Ogden Stake Championship Basketball Team ~ Liberty, Utah Front row, left to right: Gary Jensen, Vern Clark, Donald Montgomery, Junior Bailey. Back row: Glen Shupe (coach), Richard Creamer, Dean Shaw, Clair Shaw, Kenley Holmes, William Clarke (coach). Photo courtesy of Ned Clark. Salt Lake Tabernacle Re-Opens— Seismic retrofit of tabernacle completed while protecting its history After being closed for two years for a seismic upgrade and building restoration, the Salt Lake Tabernacle officially reopened today. “With this undertaking, we hope and pray that its historical features have not been destroyed,” said President Gordon B. Hinckley. “It has truly been a centerpiece for this community through all of these many years. It will be used for stake conferences, for public lectures, musical concerts, and other entertainment.” The Tabernacle was originally completed in 1867 by Mormon pioneers and is one of the most recognizable religious structures in the United States. This was the first major renovation of the Tabernacle in 40 years. Before the Tabernacle closed in 2005, President Hinckley said, “Buildings, like men, get old. They don’t last forever unless you look after them. I respect this building. I love this building. I honor this rough-sawn timbers and cinched building. I want it preserved.” tightly to them using structured President Hinckley asked designers steel. to maintain the Tabernacle’s historical integrity while retrofitting the 140-yearAdditionally, new stairways were old building, bringing the building struc- installed, the ceiling was re-patched, and turally into the 21st century. many pews that were in disrepair were replaced. New plumbing and electrical As part of the seismic upgrade: systems were installed throughout the • Each of the 44 piers of the building, as well as new lighting and Tabernacle was reinforced with steel audio equipment. Organ pipes received reinforcing bars, and the foundation new gold leafing, and a special orchestra of each of the piers was reinforced staging area was added along with new with concrete. choir offices and a new music library. • Structured steel boxes were placed Roger Jackson, the restoration archibetween each of the large roughtect for the project, said, “The building sawn timbers connecting the trusses to the reinforced piers, and the steel and timbers were then cinched tightly together with bolts. • The long trusses spanning the ceiling were also attached to the is an important part of the heritage and culture of the city, the Church and the United States. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind treasure.” There have been several remodel projects in the Tabernacle’s history prior to the 2005 project: • • • • In 1870, a new balcony was added. In 1915, the organ was enlarged. (This has been done more than once during the Tabernacle’s history.) In 1965, the rostrum was redesigned. 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