Elden Leon Elder

Elden Leon Elder, 71, of Sams Valley, died Mar. 4, 2012, at his home. He was born in Grants Pass and graduated in the Class of 1958 from Eagle Point High School. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1963 and was proud to serve his country. A career logger, he also had many…

Wayne Milkowski

Wayne Milkowski, 83, of Sams Valley, died May 17, 2011, at Arrowhead Ashley Manor in Medford.Arrangements by Conger-Morris.

No decision yet on Sams Valley school

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Proposal to turn Sams Valley Elem into K-8 magnet school

A banner stretched beyond both doors of a crew-cab pickup on March 8. Strategically placed, its bold letters resonated to hundreds upon their arrival at  Central Point Elementary’s building: “Save Sams Valley School!”   Inside the structure, a cordial exchange between Board members and concerned citizens ensued. First on his agenda, lifelong resident, Dalton Straus…

Sams Valley residents meet to counter school closure

{gallery}/03_08_11/samsvalley{/gallery} On  Feb. 23, 8-year-old Mollie Terkelson brought a printed notice home from her third grade class at Sams Valley Elementary School. Grandma Marlene Terkelson read in dismay her first inkling of  Central Point District’s possible cost-cutting measures: Severe budget shortfalls may require closing Mollie’s school this June. The notice advised community members of a…

Stephanie Gast

Stephanie Gast, 65, of White City,-Sams Valley, died Oct. 13, 2010, at her home. She was born May 20, 1945, in San Francisco, and lived on east Evans Creek in Sams Valley. After graduating from college, she worked as an RN and in her free time, she was an artist extraordinaire. She leaves behind her…

Lenore Carol Gebhard

Lenore Carol Gebhard, 74, of Sams Valley, died Feb. 6, 2010, in Medford. She was born March 14, 1934, in Milwaukee, Wisc., to Leonard and Dorothy King.  She attended Eugene High School and Oregon State University where she graduated in 1957 with a degree in education.She met and married her husband of 53 years, Vernon…

Edgar Pleasant

Edgar Pleasant, 87, of Sams Valley, died July 24, 2009 in Central Point. Mr. Pleasant was born Apr. 4, 1922 in Piggott, Ark., to Sheely and Rosa Pleasant. He resided in Sams Valley from 1946-2009. On Jan. 16, 1946, in Olympia, Was. He married Ruby Marie (Schulz). She preceded him in death in Dec. 1990….

Camelina seems to be just about the perfect crop

The time may be rapidly approaching when the familiar phrase- you can’t grow anything on this desert land except rocks- will be one for the history books.      Finding something that will grow with little or no water or fertilizer that will turn a profit has long been a challenge for landowners. But there…

Bill Johnson

Bill Johnson, 74, of Sams Valley died Dec. 29, 2007 at his residence. Conger-Morris, Central Point Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

George J. Fredenburg

George John Fredenburg, 90, of Sams Valley, died Dec. 27, 2007 at Farmington Square in Medford. He was born July 12, 1917, in Sams Valley to John Lewis and Hazel Clark (Silver) Fredenburg, on the family homestead that his grandparents built. His family were some of the early settlers in that area. He often found…