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Payne CounO,'s Oldest NewSpd ! By Patti weaver ~lpurnal Correspondent STILLWATER - A Stillwater man with an extensive criminal record in New Jersey was arraigned Tuesday from the Payne County Jail on ii first-degree manslaugh- ter charge alleging that h~e was driving under the influence of intoxicating d-rugs when his Mazda fatally struck a pedes- trian crossing the street at Perkins Road and Eighth Street in Stillwater at 9:05 p.m. on Sept. 26. Julio Ceasar Perez, who has also been known as Alexis Perez, 39, remains held on $50,000 bail pending an Oct. 10 court appearance, a jail spokesman told the Jour- nal Tuesday afternoon. If convicted of causing the death of 48-year-old Delores Horton of Still- water, Perez could be imprisoned for 12 years to life, due to his crimi- nal record, according to the manslaughter charge filed Tuesday by Payne County First Assistant District Attorney Kevin Etherington. Perez, who is currently on probation for domestic violence in Stillwater, has prior felony convictions from Hudson County, N.J for burglary and receiving stolen property in 2014, robbery in 2008 and burglary in 2006, court records show. When Stillwater Police Officer William Cluck, who is a drug recogni- tion expert, was called to the accident scene, Perez"was visibly shaken and very emotional about the accident," an affidavit said. "Perez was very talk- ative, very fidgety and kept asking for a drink of water," according to Cluck's affidavit. "I asked Perez if he had taken any drugs today and he first said no, but then admitted that he used methamphetamine," around 9 p.m. the previ- ous night, Cluck alleged in his affidavit. Perez also admitted to smoking marijuana around 1:30 p.m. and taking prescription medi- cation around 10 a.m the affidavit alleged. "I attempted to admin- ister standardized field sobriety tests, but Perez was too emotional," Cluck wrote in his affi- davit. After Perez was arrested at 9:56 p.m. for driving under the influence, he was transported to the Stillwater Medical Center where a sample of his blood was taken, the affi- davit said. The drug recognition expert alleged in his affi- davit that he believed Perez was under the influence of Stimulants and marijuana and unable to operate a motor vehicle safely. Two weeks before the fatal accident, Perez had been charged with knowingly concealing about $1,800 worth of electronic equipment that had been stolen from his neighbor on Sept. 7, court records show. In that case, a Per- kins man said that "his friend and barber, Julio Perez, contacted him on Facebook Messenger and said that he was trying to sell an Apple MacBook laptop," an affidaVit by Stillwater Police Offiv cer Christopher Hummel alleged. "Julio drove to his house in Perkins and sold him the laptop for $40," but when the buyer powered it up, he saw the name of a woman; from whom it was stolen, the affidavit alleged. When a search warrant was served at Perez's residence in Stillwater on Sept. 10, "numerous items of stolen property were recovered," includ- ing electronic equip- ment stored in suitcases below a trap door in the living room, the affidavit alleged. , A month earlier, Perez had been charged with threatening to punch his girlfriend to death and resisting arrest from two Stillwater police offi- cers on Aug. 6 at his residence, court records show. At the time, Perez was already on probation for punching the same woman I~ PEREZ, Page A3 Dq pt off flu shots STILLWATER -The older When more people 291 deaths and 4,819 hos rfo Payne County Health are vaccinated against the pitalizations between Sep- SHS Choir to pe rm in London oo. mont a.o.o . tember2017andMay2018. flu vaccine Monday, Oct. 1. for flu to spread in families, In addition to getting a flu Int ti 1 Ch 1 Fe ti 1 schools andcommunities, shot. publichealthofficials erna ona ora s va the stillwater office, will The flu vaccine is formu, recommend the following By Van Mitchell wonderful to perform the International Choral provide flu shots 8~4 p.m, lated each year to keep up prevention tips: Journal Staff Writer anywhere but the LNYDP Festival on Jan. 2, 2020. Monday thru Friday, The with flu viruses 'as they Adopt a healthy lifestyle -~STILLWATER - Thou- and Concert Series is a"This opportunity came Cushing office will offer a change Also a yearly flu by eating nutritious foods, ~nds of miles and an one-of-a-kind musical about as a result of the special flu clinic on Monday, shot is needed because a exercising regularly, and ocean separate Stillwater adventure. For some stu- personal relationship October 1 and Monday, person's immune protec, getting a full night's rest. High School and London, dents this will be their between Scott Jackson October 8 from 8-11:30 aan. tion from being vaccinated Wash hands frequently England, but that hasn't first time on an airplane (our orchestra teacher) and 1-4 p.m. for flu shots decreases after a year, and using soap and water, or stopped the two from and for many more, theand Mike Lowery, the only. )MC-terthespecial~ yearly vaccination provides alcohol-based products such creating a musical con- first time out of the USA. Oklahoma reP for the and times above fit/shots the best protection :against as hand geis when hands are nection. And the performances London New Year's willbeprovideddurittggen,the flu through the eatire flu not visibly soiled. Two representatives are augmented by amaz- Day Parade organiza- eralclinic:hours.' S~wa, Season. Usetissuestocovercoughs of the 2019-20 London ing historical tours of tion (Youth Music of the ter clinic hours are Monday "We are encouraging and sneezes, then dispose of New Year's Day Parade heritage sites such as World),"Ayers said. "He thruThursday8-11a.m.and everyone to get their flu them and wash your hands and International Choral Westminster Cathedr~d, encouraged Mr, Jackson 1-4 p~m: and Fridays 8-11 vaccination and we,hope Festival visited Stillwater Windsor Castle, Bucking- to submit /m application a.m. dinic' fliig: 6ff0i.t:'to:im( kg ~eo~t last week to offer a formal ham Palace, the Tower of five years ago and Mr. hours are TueSdays and etoindividuaisw m invitation for choir stu- London, Shakespeare's Jackson invited me to join Thursdays8-11 aan.and 1-4 it more accessible,': said pan. and Fridays 8-11 aan. Flu shots will be provided at no :out of pocket cost to recipients Those with insur- ance are asked to provide the'n: card showing coverage. Flu vaccination is recom- mended each year for every- one 6 months of age and Payne County Regional Director Kelli Rader. "The last season was especially devastating and we want to ensure that as many people as possible can receive the added protection that the flu vaccine provides." Last flu season there were immediately. When tissues are nOt read- ily available, cough into your sleeve, not your hands. Stay home from work, school and other public places when feeling ill. For more information, call the Payne County Health Department at (405) 372- 8200 or Payne County Health Department Cushing Office (918) 225-3377. Old Globe Theatre and many more. So there are nerves as well, but mostly excitement!" Ayers said they choir will perform an individual concert in one of London's historic venues (St. John's Smith Square Church, Southwark Cathedral or Cadogan Hall) the end of December 2019, march as large balloon handlers in the New Year's Day Parade from Piccadilly to Parliament Street (a two- mile route) and, finally, join a massed choir of 350 voices and the London Youth Philharmonic for dents to participate. Stillwater High choir director Dana Ayers said the SHS choir will per- form alone and as a 350- plus member choir while being accompanied by Britain's Young Musi- cians Symphony Orches- tra during the grand finale concert in the Westmin- ster Central Hall The Stillwater High orchestra is performing ~t.here this New Year's .find the choir was last there with the orchestra in 2015-16. "We are incredibly excited," Ayers said. "It's PERKINS - The Per- kins-Tryon Board of Educa- tion, during Monday night's regular monthly meeting, approved the district ' s 2018- 2019 Estimate of Needs and Sinking Fund schedule. Superintendent James Ramsey briefed the board on the numbers that were prepared by the district audi- tors. He said the General Fund had $1,344,444.77 to use when the current school with the orchestra. Our two groups traveled to London together and per- formed over winter break of 2015-2016." Ayers said this is the fourth time in five years an SHS performing ensemble has been invited to per- form in London by this organization. Last year the SHS band was invited to participate in the Paris New Year's Day Parade by the same organization. "I think it speaks incred- ibly well of our high stan- dards of artistry and musi- cianship, the high degree 'I~ CHOIR, Page A3 Ramsey added. ' One area he was pleased to report was the ovemU millage level was down slightly from a year ago. Th~ 2018-2019 millage stood at ~.26 mills. Last year it was 24.05 mills. The reduction is duelln part to increased construction within the dislrict that helps.reduce the tax burden of property owners. The board also heard a report on the FY2018 audit report. Chuck Crooks from the firm of DBEW Profes- In other action, the board approved a request to declare middle school computer sur- plus property. Later in new business, 21 computers and monitors from the elemen- tary school were also deemed surplus property as was sev- eral T-posts and barbed wire that encompassed the site of the new Upper Elementary School. The property will be disposed of as per policy A Memorandum of Under standing for the transcription of mathematics, science and sional Group told the board computer science Academic s woman I By Patti Weaver Journal Correspondent STILLWATER - A Perkins woman has been placed on seven years' probation with extensive conditions for embezzling $60,659.46 between Aug. "1,2014, and June 10, 2016, while she was employed as the office manager for PC Steel Buildings at 801 S. Perkins Road in Stillwater. Along with pleading guilty to embezzlement, District Judge Stephen Kistler in accordance with a plea agreement with the prosecution. As probation condi- tions imposed on Sept. 27, Wynn was ordered to continue individual coun- seling including for her The embezzlement year started. He added that gambling problems, pay was reported to Stillwater number was much better the remaining restitution of Police Detective Richard than a year ago. $44.591 at $535 per month, Leport on June 23, 2016, The Building Fund also there was no findings that Credit Options at Merid- undergo random drug test- by a co-owner of PC Steel had a nice increase as well. would warrant immediate ian Technology Center for ing, perform 50 hours of Buildings where Wynn The document reported attention, the current school year was community service within had been employed as $209,240.66 was available Following an executive ses- approved. This enables stu- 12 months, and pay $1,100 office manager from Dec. whichwas about $41,000 sion, the board approved the dents attending Meridian to in assessments along with 17, 2012, until June 21, more than a year ago. How- employment0fanothet assis- receive high school credit for court costs. 2016, an affidavit said. ever, Ramsey said any major tant high school band director classes taken. Assistant District Attor- A financial audit of repairs or replacement of and middle school director. Also approved were Amanda Pearl Wynn, 40, ney Jeremiah Gregory the business found that equipmentl would, greatly Named to the position was General Fund encum- Who previously lived in said that the original 96 forged checks totaling, reduce that number.Tim Yuri Cerino. The board also brances and change orders Cushing, admitted last amount of restitution, $60 659.46 were made Child Nutrition Fund also approved the employment of of $1565,183.76; Build- week to forging a $2,750 including interest on payable to Wynn, along started the year. with a: small SaraRebeloasanelementary ing Fund encumbrances of "et eck on the business's loans that the business with two forged checks surplus of$322 47. 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