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\ ~y Pldti Welvw' The girl's mother had remain there until she turns ~burnaICorrespondent allegedly been pis- 18 at which time she will i ~ STILLWATER - A Still- tel-whipped by the victim be back before the court on water girl, who pleaded no in the head a month before review to determine how she contest to first-degree murder he was killed, according to will finish out her time," the as a youthful offender, was court records, prosecutor said. sentenced Monday to 25 The victim, Marie Dwight Payne County Associate y~LrS' incarceration followed Smith Sr.,45,was an accused District Judge Stephen Kis- try probation for life, accord- mcthamphetamine trafficker tier ordered Monday that the ing to Payne County First facing 14 felony counts car- girl be placed at the Central &ssistant District Attorney rying as much as nine life Oklahoma Juvenile Center Kevm Etherington. prison terms plus 60 years or a comparable OJA facil- Makayla Dawn Brown, on conviction, court records ity, court records show. The .Whoisnow 16,was 14 when show. judge ordered OJA staff to ~he Wasaceused of using a The teenager, who has file a treatment plan for her 9 ~ pistol to fatally shoot been held without bail at a within 30 days. Ripley man in the head on juvenile facility, "will be The teenager was sched- April 19, 2016, court rectl~ headed to OJA (the Office uled to return to court on ~how. of Juvenile Affairs) and will Sept. 17,2018,forastatutory |y Van Mitchell JOurnal Corresl:x:mdont, R gional Airport $4 federal grant ommnemial airlines and gen- state grants for this project" ral aviation. Inhofe said in a statement. STILLWATER- Stillwa- In2013,theSlillwaterairport "Economic growth begins ~RegionalAirlxltlastweek received a $477,000 federal withinfrastmcture, andllook Brown annual review hearing, court records show. In ordering the girl to face the murder charge as a youth- ful offender, Payne County Special District Judge Kath- erine Thomas said in a written ruling filed last year, "The offense was committed in an aggressive, violent, premed- itated and willful manner," that resulted in death. 'q'he defendant has no prior delinquent adjudications or OJA placements. The defen- dant does have prior referrals to the Office of Juvenile Affairs for burglary of an auto, domestic assault and battery, resisting arrest, and habitual truancy" the judge noted in her ruling. "Her risk of offending is characterized as moderate and her amenability to treat- ment is fair" Thomas ruled in denying a defense motion that the girl be treated as a juve- nile, but instead ordered that she be certified as a youthful offender. The prosecutor had originally charged the girl as an adult. Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Agent Lynda Stevens wrote in an affida- vit that on April 25, 2016, she spoke to Kawali Mitch- ell Smith, who "reported Makayla came over to her house after Marie was found dead. Kawaii reported Makayla told her she was the one who killed Marie. "Makayla told Kawaii she shot Marie in the head. Kawaii reported Makayla was laughing when she told her she killed Marie. "Kawaii felt like Makayla was bragging about killing him:' the OSBI agent alleged in her affidavit. When OSBI agents arrived at the victim's home where he was found dead in his kitchen two days after the shooting, multiple items were collected including a 9 mm casing, hit the gun was not located, tl~ affidavit said. "Marie was on the west side of the kitchen bar and was searching for his' stash,' when as he was bent over, the girl shot him in the head,' the affidavit alleged. A witness said he could hear the girl's mother yelling, crying and being upset when the Victim was shot, the affidavit said. to s! "received a $4.5 million grant grant from the Department forward to seeing the bene ..... from the federal government of Transportation and began fit this project will have on By Van Mitchell to reconstruct two taxiways, woddng to attract an airline, the city and the surrounding Journal Correspondent Federal Aviation Admin- Last year, the airport began region by enhancing pas- PERKINS - Heavy Lgtrafion announced, offering twice-daily flights senger service and general rains and, poor drainage :'Weareveryexcite~tabont to Dallas, through American aviation activity." proved to be a head- ~e federal and state fund- Airlines. Johnson said the grant ache for several Per- ing for the completion of U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, includes 90 percent federal kins residents this spring tire Runway 17-35 Parallel R-Tulsa, said the grant will funding, five percent funding and summer when their Taxiwayandbypasstaxiway enhance the ability of Amed- from the Oklahoma Acre- homesreceived water p~ject" saidAirpoaDirectar can Airlines to provide com- nautics Commission and five damage. i= STILLWATER-Anyone kicks off Thursday with and audio visual material who enjoys the Stillwa- a Friends of the Library for.50 and children's books ter Public Library's l.xx- Member Preview from 5-8 for just.25. icon, children's summer pan. Anyone who purchased The sale continues and is programs or other events is a membership during the open to the public on Friday encouraged to drop by the 2017 calendar year is eligi- from 12-8 p.m. and Saturday Stillwater Public Library's ble to attend, but non-mem- from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday Fall Used Book Sale beinghers can quickly join at the is the popular $1 per bag held Thursday, Sept. 21 door for just $10. sale. Shoppers will be given through Sunday, Sept. 25. The Friends ofthe Library, bags they can fill with books l~ousandsofbooks, movies who organize and run the of their choice There is no :~ndandios will be on sale to sale, hope to keep books limit on the number of bags fifise money to purehase new affordable and in the homes purchased. The bag sale library books and equipment of Stillwater community takes place 1:30-4 p.m. and to fund library pmgram- members, so item pricing The book sale consists ruing, remains very low. Hardbacks mainly of donations brought The semi-annual event sell for $1.00. paperbacks ~ SALE, Page A4 to drainage problems. "During the heavy rain, we had a few houses get water in them," he said. "I am working with. FEMA, the state Emergency Management office, Dave Lester and and he and city'Sfihah~ director are reviewthg their options of where the money might come fr0m~ "I'm pretty sure the plan of action wilr,~e' very expensive," Ernst said. "It won't be a quick our engineers. We are fix. We are going to start. trying to'come up with putting in for grants to do Qary Johnson: "We have mercial service at the airport, percent local funding. And,City Manager Bob money to do a drainage the repairs." : b0en working on this project "Tlmse improvements will He said work on the taxiway Ernst is working with study of the area and Ernst said he hopes~ti~ f~r the past several years, enhance transportation safety project should begin later engineers along FEMA see what we can do to have the drainage studyi !! The funding will allow th and l appreciate the work of thi~sfall. , and Perkins Emergency remedy Some of those, conducted later this year sllips of paveme, nt ~ meet Cnlry Johnson and the entire Wehaven t set a start date Management Director problems. It appears that and work on a drainage~ FAA standards critical to S~illwater community for their yet," he said. It is a much Dave: Lester to find a drainage wasn t taken solution done in the next Ernst sa~,~the C~ty ~sErnst sa~d the. :drain: grantTmadmg. "~ Fi;I dsof: rary en b Fall lkmgt r e!Lgr:: age ssuecncernsareas "Therearestillalot~: neering fir~~'hdui~'f "along Kirk Street and east moving parts invol~d~,!6~!: drainage s~dy for the of Third Street. Hesaid he said."We aretrying to Sale starts today east/southeast quadrant the engineering study find a solution that works of the city which is prone would cost about $10,000 and that is permanent." Pumpkin Jubilee will be open daily and runs through Oct. 31 with a host of activities. Second annual Pumpkin Jubilee Music in the Gardens raises funds for Department of Music ,. -STILLWATER - Music benefiting the Department dith Woodward Gardner. i i~ the Gardens, scheduled of Music and its exciting "The event's backdrop at from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. fumm at OSU. Tickets are the vibrant OSU Botanic 24 at the OSU Botanic still available for $100 each Garden illustrates the inter- O.arden, is an open-air con- and can be purchased at connectedness of the visual cert and event celebrating OSUgiving.com/Music-in- and performing arts at OSU the community of artists, the-Gardens. Sponsorship and the momentum gen- i)~rformers, composers and opportunities are also still crated by an increased second annual Pump- for business." scholars who comprise the available, dedication to music, per- kin Jubilee, a joint effort Department of Music at "The Department of formances and access to between Highland Park begins next Saturday STILLWATER - A for sale and we'll be open There will be a 3 p.m. per- formance of the Stillwater The patch, open daily High School orchestra on and free to the public, runs Oct. 15. the arts in Stillwater," they United Methodist Church through Oct. 31 with a host Each Saturday offers a added, specifically ref- and the Stillwater Noons of activities on the agenda, children's story time from erencing The McKnight Lions Club, literally gets Hours are noon-7 p.m. Sun- 1-2 p.m. on the grounds. Center for the Performing a rolling start next week. days through Thursdays and It climaxes Oct. 31 with Arts being constructed on The firstbatch of pumpkins 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays and Trick or Treat at the Patch campus, are scheduled for a 3 p.m. Saturdays. from 5:30-7 p.m. Music in the Gardens is delivery Sept. 30 to High- Among highlighted events The products are provided hosted by the OSU Friends land Park UMC at 524 N. include a pancake breakfast ~ Pumpkin Patch Fund of Music, a group of vol- Stallard. Oct. 7 from 8-11 a.m. in Raisers from Farmington, unteers dedicated to the "Once /hey come off off the church's fellowship N.M. Yerby, amemberof advancement of music edu- the truck," said co-chair hall and free carriage tides Highland Park, said they cation at Oklahoma State. Tom Yerby, "they will be from 4-8 p.m. that evening. TREAT, Page A43 Qklahoma State Univer- Music has enriched lives sity. through music education, Vocal and instrumen- performance and research .tal performances will be for generations, and we're highlighted at various loea- gathering to celebrate that. tiDns throughout Oklahoma For more than 100 years the State University's beautiful department has influenced Botanic Garden, blending the lives of Oklahomans i sfght and sound, and students from across " The event will include the nation and world," ~ine and heavy hers d'oeu- said the event's co-chairs, vre, with proceeds directly Carol Stewart and Mere- Classified, B8 [ Comics ll~A7 [ History A6 [ Obituaries A2 [ Opinions A4 ] Public Records A8 HI m a,~==llU= t=, ==1 III 8 04879 08865~ -- : What to Watch TV listings, soap updates, trivia, and horoscopes. " " Tetevistod Guide Inside f