Jury convicts man of 1978 murder of jogger at Camp Sherman 15 years later, in 1993.

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November 28, 1918

Before the ink was dry on the armistice agreement, America began turning to the problem of getting back to a peace footing. Its solution will require the best work of our wisest minds. The demobilization of the immense army will be gradual, and the men will be returned to civil life in the order of their importance in peaceful pursuits and with proper regard to the ability of industries to absorb them.

The National Association of Manufacturers gives assurance that every man will find awaiting him the place he left when he went into the service, and there is little doubt that there will be work for all. Innumerable projects that were suspended owing to the demands of the war will be resumed at once, and the demand for labor on these public and private enterprises will be enormous.

The department of war put a sudden stop to the sending of drafted men to the army camps and notified men between the ages of 32 and 46 to return their questionnaires unfilled. The men below 21 now in the camps may be retained there for a time, for the training and possibly to replace some of those who already have been in service in Europe.

As for the army on the other side, it is likely to be there for a good many months yet, for there will be a big job of policing to be done. The Navy and Marines still are taking recruits. Their part in enforcing the armistice and peace terms will be a considerable one, if present plans are carried out.


November 25, 1943

A Boy Scout troop and a Cub pack is a definite part of the boarding school program within the Boys' Department at Warm Springs Agency.

The local Boy Scout troop has an enrollment of 24 boys who are busily engaged in passing tenderments.

One overnight trip, camping on the Deschutes River, has been taken already this fall, with all members but one participating. The boys stated that it became quite cold before morning, but that they still enjoyed the trip and passed several of their outdoor requirements. The troop meets every Monday evening in the gym for a two-hour session.

This is the first year in the history of the school, that a Cub pack has been attempted. This includes boys from 9-10 years of age. This is a junior organization of the regular Boy Scouts.

Three dens have been organized with a total enrollment of 24 Cub Scouts. They meet every Tuesday evening with each den meeting held at some of the employee's homes.


November 28, 1968

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in cooperation with Jefferson County, the Oregon State Department of Agriculture and the Oregon State Game Commission, is now placing lethal bait stations in Jefferson County for the control of predatory animals for the protection of livestock and game.

Warning signs are posted at the station and at strategic points within the area.


November 25, 1993

After five and a half hours of deliberation Monday evening, a seven-man, five-woman jury found Roger Dale Beck guilty of two counts of aggravated murder and three counts of murder in connection with the 1978 death of Kaye Jean Turner in Camp Sherman.

He could draw a possible term of life in prison, which has a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years. Sentencing has been set for 2 p.m., Jan. 3, at the Jefferson County Courthouse.

Jefferson County District Attorney Bill Hanlon said suspicion cast on Turner's husband, Noel Turner, by Beck's attorney, Craig Coyner III, had been disproved.

"Noel was totally exonerated from any involvement. There was not one shred of evidence that he had any knowledge of inappropriate conduct by his wife," Hanlon said referring to Coyner's revelation that Kaye was having an affair at the time of her death.

"Coyner's claims were totally speculative, slanderous and irresponsible. They were just a smoke screen to cloud the issue and the evidence blew the smoke away," Hanlon emphasized.

Beck is the second man convicted for Turner's death. In October, his friend, John Ackroyd, was convicted and will be sentenced in December.

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