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May 1 03.qxd 12/7/2021 Page 10 3:59 PM Page 10 THE OGDEN VALLEY NEWS Volume VIII Issue II May 1, 2003 Another Successful Valley Food Lore Writing Workshop Basketball Tournament Bounces By @ Your Library Key Ingredients: America by Food, a Smithsonian Institution exhibition, will open at the Ogden Valley Branch Library on the 4th of July—but pre-event programs are already happening! The Food Lore Writing Workshop will give people a taste of what is to come as community members are invited to share some of their Key food experiences through creative writing. Writing topics may come in the form of an old family recipe, a strange food that was sampled on a vacation to a foreign locale, or a food that is embedded in one’s childhood memories. The diversity is a large part of the fun, but it is also what makes the project important and socially significant. The teachers, Michelle Kirkwood and Tiffany Rouscoulp, intend to publish the collected writing in a Food Lore ‘zine that will be distributed through booklets and on-line, via their website at: www.slcc.edu/wc/community/projects.htm The program is sponsored by the Salt Lake City Writing Center in association with the Utah Humanities Council. The curriculum is based on a two-part workshop. The workshops are FREE and open for students and adults of all ages. The workshop will be held in the Conference Room at the Ogden Valley Branch Library. Session One will be held on Tuesday, May 13, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. The first session concerns invention strategies and drafting techniques. As an icebreaker, each participant is given a postcard that says: “This utensil reminds me of . . . “ A grab bag containing various kitchen utensils is passed around, and participants pull items from the bag and fill-in-the-blank with a food that comes to mind. Participants discover that a wooden spoon or a measuring cup signifies something different for everyone, based on ethnicity, cultural background, and individual experience. Individuals can then introduce themselves by sharing their postcard with the group. The teachers provide examples of poems, memoirs, and essays with recipes included. Group activities encourage participants to discover “Key” food experiences in their own lives and learn how to write about them. Participants are asked to write either an outline for a story, or try ten minutes of writing about food by “free association.” Participants are asked to bring a “working draft” of their story, poem, or essay to the next session to be held on Tuesday, June 10. The annual Valley Basketball Tournament wrapped up on April 10 at Snowcrest Jr. High with a well-attended championship game. There were about 100 participants in this year’s tournament. The double-elimination tournament gave many basketball maniacs the opportunity to play some “hard and fast” ball. Once again, the Montgomery team won the tournament, after competing with the Bailey team in the final championship game. Vern Iverson and Kurt Motta would like to thank Kathy Allen and all those who participated and helped during the tournament. They would also like to thank America First Credit Union for their generous donation. Proceeds from the game will benefit Snowcrest’s Athletic Department. Get ready for next year. Plan on a larger and longer tournament. Anyone having suggestions for next year’s event, or if you would like to volunteer, call Vern Iverson at 745-0641. The Montgomery team. Couple to Provide Massage Services for Ogden Valley Horses Sandy and Jim Smith, a Salt Lake City couple with ties to Ogden Valley, are offering equine massage services for horses in Ogden Valley. The Smiths received their certifica- tion as equine sports massage therapists after completing 150 hours of intensive training at EquiTouch® Systems, Inc. in Loveland, Colorado. Equine massage therapy is an adjunct therapy that can benefit the physical and emotional well being of horses. Equine massage seeks to improve the blood and lymph circulation of the horse to speed the removal of metabolic waste products from muscles. By skilled massage of the horses’ muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints, their flexibility and sense of well being can be increased. Whether a horse is used for competition, or as a partner in enjoying the great outdoors, equine massage helps the horse Jim and Sandy Smith offer equine massage. to perform and feel its best. Sandy Smith massages her horse Dottie. The Smiths emphasize that massage therapy is not a substitute for proper veterinary care. Prior to providing massage for a horse, the Smith’s will consult with the horse owner’s veterinarian to make sure that there are no contraindications to massage. The Smiths commented that they purchased two of their own horses as yearlings from friends in Eden. Offering equine massage services is a side activity for the Smiths. Sandy is an assistant professor at the University of Utah College of Nursing, and a licensed nurse practitioner, while Jim is a manager of business development for a defense firm in Salt Lake City. Appointments for equine massage can be made by calling the Smith’s at 801 561-2661 or 801 541-4512.