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16-03 NEWS
JASON J. PARMELEY

Thirteen people--including Jason J. Parmeley--are facing charges arising from the discovery of a large stolen property ring. Authorities have accused 42-year-old Jason of O'Fallon, Mo., of being the ringleader. According to the indictment, he used the Internet to obtain credit-card account numbers that individuals and businesses had with Home Depot, Lowe's, Menards, SunBelt Rentals and others. Using this information, Jason allegedly placed orders with the stores in the names of--and under the accounts of--the individuals and businesses. The orders often consisted of appliances, tools and construction equipment. The indictment charges that once the orders were placed, Jason dispatched drivers to pick up the items at the stores. The items were then sold at prices substantially below retail and the profits were then wire-transferred to Jason in Mexico, the indictment states. At least five of those indicted have plead guilty at the federal courthouse in Benton, Ill. Tony G. Robertson, 44, of O'Fallon, admitted that he worked as a driver for the conspiracy from 2012 through '15, picking up fraudulently ordered merchandise at retail stores and then delivering those items to Jason’s customers, and admitted that he engaged in money laundering by wire-transferring money to Jason in Mexico under a false name. The charges arise from an indictment that was returned last year by a federal grand jury in East St. Louis, Ill., and seeks forfeiture of the proceeds. The investigation is being conducted by agents from the St. Louis Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

These family members, listed alphabetically, appeared in recent news stories:

  • Chad Parmalee, right, the Michigan pastor conducted a memorial service for Mary Jo Nye, one of the six slain in Kalamazoo's mass shooting allegedly carried out by an Uber driver. "My time with Mary Jo has been only three years, but I count every minute of it a blessing," Chad told those attending his Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Battle Creek.
  • Chris Parmelee, the first-round selection of the Minnesota Twins has signed a minor league deal with the New York Yankees. The 27-year-old Californian played 32 games with the Baltimore Orioles last season, hitting .216 with four home runs. In Triple-A ball with the Rochester Red Wings, the left-handed hitter hit .314 with six home runs and 32 RBIs. He played in the Twins organization from 2006 to '14, appearing in 227 games at the major league level, hitting 24 home runs and recording 85 RBIs.
  • Greg Parmley, the International Live Music Conference chief oversaw the organization's 28th annual installment at The Royal Garden Hotel in London. About 1,000 delegates attended.
  • Jason Parmelee, finance director of North Smithfield, R.I., has been ordered by the Town Council to investigate the town administrator's use of town-provided fuel. One resident has sought to confirm rumors that the four-term administrator had taken the Ford Focus on a trip to Maryland through an access to public records request for her mileage and fuel records, and questioned her mileage entries at the town gas pump. "Politically, we couldn’t be further apart. But I respect her," Jason said. "An hour of every [council] agenda seems to be just about the fact that they don’t like her."
  • Jennifer Parmelee, the Wallingford, Conn., woman discovered a bag on the ground outside her car while getting ready to drive her 12-year-old daughter to school. "I turned around, looked in my van and realized everyone’s things were missing," she said. Among the stolen items were her daughter's and husband's karate bags, which contained about $500 worth of equipment. Jennifer said police were able to recover most of the items, except the karate uniforms. "She just earned her black belt this past weekend and that was over a nine-year commitment to her. That belt meant more than anything to her." Police reported a rash of break-ins that night in the neighborhood.
  • Ryan Parmely, the Upper Iowa University wrestler is one of six who earned their way into the NCAA Division II national tournament with their performances at the Super Regional Championship. Ryan (179 pounds) will represent the Peacocks at the nationals at Sioux Falls’ Denny Sanford Premiere Center.
  • Richard J. Parmley Jr., the New Mexico attorney has been asked to be appointed guardian ad litem to evaluate and report to the court a possible settlement in a school bus crash that injured two students. The parents of two students who were injured when a Farmington Municipal School District bus crashed last year near Red Valley, Ariz., are seeking a settlement from the district. Forty-four elementary students and two staff members were on the bus returning from a day trip to Canyon de Chelly National Monument near Chinle, Ariz. The petition lists the district and the New Mexico Public Schools Insurance Authority as defendants.
  • Samuel Parmley, left, the Bastrop, Texas, senior in Howard Payne University’s Research Problems in Chemistry has received $300 toward his studies. He is creating a library of narcotics with an ion-trap spectrometer, a system that could potentially aid law enforcement agencies.
  • Wayne Parmley, the Oshkosh, Wis., man was one of those attending the Fox Valley Trout Unlimited's annual Cabin Fever event. was one Mike Schaefers of Oshkosh had circled on the calendar. Held at the Grand Meridian in Appleton, the event showcased three presentations on trout fishing techniques and more than a dozen booths with fishermen showing off their fly-tying skills or the latest reels and rods. "Even if the Packers had been in a conference championship game this weekend, Cabin Fever would still be his weekend focus," Wayne said. "I'd still be here, but I'd be peeking at the game on my phone or turning a TV on at the bar."
  • Wendy Parmelee, the retired art teacher directed the Jump for Joy benefit to raise money to help needy families in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District. The event was hosted by St. Philip Presbyterian Church in Hurst, Texas.

15-12 NEWS
ALEX PARMELEE

Alex Parmelee, the former member of the Upper Mountain (N.Y.) Fire Company, now living in Belize, is leading the charge to improve public health services in the Central American country. The 48-year-old Colorado native and MD was recently asked by Belize's Ministry of Health to start an EMS program in San Pedro. He's taking delivery of Upper Mountain's retired 1992 Ford ambulance, which will be San Pedro's very first. Alex described the nation's healthcare as "very basic," covering little more than immunization and minor surgeries. San Pedro residents take taxis, private vehicles or bicycles to get medical care; some even walk. The town of about 14,000 has also been using a pickup truck with a box in the bed to transport individuals. The plan, Alex said, is to bring this ambulance and another donated from Houston -- both filled with medical supplies such as defibrillators and ultrasound machines -- to Belize. "They’re going to be baffled when I come back and they actually see an ambulance," he said. Above, Alex, left, takes the keys from fire company President Greg Sitek.

These family members, listed alphabetically, appeared in recent news stories:

  • Andrew Parmerlee, left, the Rushville, Ind., policeman was recognized by his peers as the city's Officer of the Year at a recent awards banquet. and the “Safe Streets” award. Andrew, who also received the Safe Streets Award, has been with the 10-officer department for three years.
  • Bradyn Parmelly, the actor portrayed Adam Council in the Rockwall (Texas) Community Playhouse production of "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play."
  • Casey Parmerlee, right, the Muncie, Ind., Star Press advertising rep was the featured artist at The Fickle Peach tavern. The Ball State University graduate says that showing paintings in a bar brings benefits not necessarily found in more traditional venues. "You get so much more foot traffic," she says. "You just get so much more exposure."
  • Cindy Ann Parmley, the 40-year-old Stillwater, Okla., woman who also uses the surname Webb, has been charged with possession of controlled dangerous substance methamphetamine after a former felony conviction, and possession of drug paraphernalia. She could receive as much as a life prison term if convicted of her methamphetamine charge.
  • Cathy Parmley, the Johnson & Johnson executive, right, has been named vice president of operations for the Charleston, S.C.-based insurance company and will supervise internal policy workflows and allocation of resources for commercial and personal lines of business.
  • Corey Parmalee, the superintendent at the Oceana Golf Club, left, and Shawn Pranger won the Joe Foster Open at the Shelby, Mich., course in a one-hole playoff. (Photo credit: Marc Inglis)
  • David Parmalee, the Gate of Heaven Church confirmation class instructor said the "We Can Feed 5,000" food-drive project is the latest step in the Dallas area church's ongoing efforts to feed the less fortunate in the Back Mountain community. The class had collected 3,000 cans toward its goal of 5,000.
  • David Parmelee, the interim artistic director for KISS Children's Theatre in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., says developer and former champion drag racer Joe Amato has offered the theater space in the East End Centre that he purchased in 2014 for $3 million. "We have a wonderful new home thanks to Joe," he said. The nonprofit performing-arts organization was asked to vacate its site at the Wyoming Valley Mall to make way for a buffet restaurant. The theater has held at least 12 productions since vacating -- in churches and at colleges -- and hasn't missed a show yet.
  • Flo Parmelee, the supreme president of the Military Order of the Cootie Auxiliary was inducted into the National Assn. of Professional Women's VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She was recognized for her leadership in nonprofit management. Flo has shaped her career traveling around the country to visit hospitalized veterans and their families. The Cooties have been working with hospitalized veterans since the outbreak of World War II. "Being a daughter, wife and mother of veterans, I love these heroes for their unselfish sacrifice for our country and our freedom," Flo said.
  • Grady Parmley, the Perry, Okla., resident was among those who recently dodged tornadoes that knocked out power to thousands of customers. "You hear the wind just barely come up then all of a sudden just almost like a freight train on the south side of our house," he said, "and all you can hear is that porch being peeled off the side, and it happened like I said in about 15 seconds. And then it was over with."
  • Jeff Parmley, the 4-H educator, and Jaron and Jevon Parmley, all members of the Ottawa County, Okla., club, attended the Multi-County Camp in Chouteau where they took part in a cooking challenge and built a boat out of cardboard boxes and duct tape, among other events.
  • Karen Parmelee, geo-hazards awareness coordinator of the Oregon Office of Emergency Management hosted a tsunami awareness education program for members of the hospitality sector. Owners and workers were given information about preparing themselves and visitors for a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake and possible tsunami. About 30 hotels along the Oregon coast are participating in the program, she said.
  • Lucas Parmley, the Sheboygan Lutheran cross-country runner finished 55th in Boys Division 3 of the Wisconsin state championships while his team placed 28th.
  • Meredith Parmalee, the Northeastern University senior and Albany High School graduate, right, finished the New York City Marathon with a time of 4:50:57.
  • Nick Parmley, the Mundelein (Ill.) High School hoopster defends against Warren’s Jayson Dorsey during tournament play. Warren walked away with a 78-38 win, dropping the Mustangs to 0-4 for the season. (Photo credit: Steve Lundy / Daily Herald)
  • Rob Parmelee, the Lower Makefield, Pa., resident was among those who turned out at William Penn Middle School for a meeting on the upcoming Scudder Falls Bridge improvement project. The $370 million Delaware River span will replace the Interstate 95 bridge linking Pennsylvania and New Jersey. "I don't like the tolls they're going to start," he said, "but otherwise the project is definitely needed."
  • Robb Parmelee, instructor of Oregon, Ohio's Clay High School culinary program's 18th annual pie sale, says preparations have been a "great lesson on the importance of the ingredients." A national pumpkin shortage -- half as large as usual -- had his students looking at alternatives. Students discovered that large pumpkins were too watery, and small ones had flesh that was "too bland with too much moisture." Pennsylvania Dutch crookneck squash, however, turned out to have made an excellent pie. Similar research for apple pies yielded a combination of 40% Granny Smith and 20% Ida Red, with the remaining 40% containing a mix of Melrose, Winesap, Northern Spy, and Empire apples. "So many others lose their special flavor once baked" with the sugar and spices, Robb said.
  • Steve Parmley, the lighting director lit the Playcrafters Barn Theatre's production of "Holmes for the Holidays: The Game's Afoot" in Moline, Ill.
  • Tiara Parmley, the Saskatchewan girl is among the 13 newly certified baby-sitters who have completed in the Canora Wheatland Lioness Club's course.
  • Tre’ Parmalee, the senior Kansas State Jayhawk wide receiver scampered 27 yards into the end zone after catching a pass in his final collegiate football game. The Kansas State Wildcats went on to win, 45-14.
  • William Jason Parmely and Jessica Lauren Parmely, the Madison, Wis., residents, 34 and 29 respectively, right, were booked into the Madison County Jail on charges of trafficking in cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police and members of the Street Crimes Unit discovered a marijuana-growing operation in a storage building at the residence on Metaire Lane. Police confiscated 50 marijuana plants, along with an amount that had been harvested and ready for distribution.

14-06 NEWS
EMMERT "JESS" ORVAL PARMLEY

Hours before the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944, Emmert (Emmert Orval Trimble, John Reed, John, Richard, Ephraim, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John) a 20-year-old paratrooper, jumped into the dark French countryside to help the World War II Allies secure vital bridges and foil the advancement of Nazi reinforcements. He recalled watching with fascination as German tracer rounds rose into the night sky, searching for their planes. "I remember how those tracers kept going off around us," said the Antioch, Calif., veteran who suffered a gunshot wound to the neck seven days after the invasion. "There was orange, white and blue rounds going through the air. It was kind of pretty. ... For the first few days, I thought it was a total disaster. Nothing went according to plan. There was a lot of confusion. At one point, I found myself in a bomb crater with a lieutenant colonel. It was just us two. He didn't know where he was and was scared to death, too. And here I was waiting for him to tell me what to do." Emmert, now 90, was not up for this year's commemoration in Normandy, but he did mark the 50th anniversary by jumping out of an airplane over France. He enlisted Dec. 22, 1941, at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., and served with F Company, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. His decorations included the EMEA Campaign Medal, the Purple Heart, and the Presidential Unit Citation.

These family members, listed alphabetically, appeared in recent news stories:

  • Abigail Parmelee, the Rensselaer, N.Y., resident was named to the dean's list at Hartwick University, Oneonta, N.Y.
  • Al Parmlee, the Lake Placid, N.Y., man had nothing but praise for the Fire Department after a blaze erupted in the basement of his home, left. "They saved my [stuff]," he said. "I got music equipment in there. They were on the spot in less than five minutes." (Photo credit: Matthew Turner / Adirondack Daily Enterprise)
  • April Palmerlee, the Ranwick, New South Wales, says her four children have their own mobile phones, but it's rare for them to hear the phone ring or answer calls. "It’s more for them being able to contact me." She was at an event in Sydney, Australia, that unveiled a watch designed for kids that's fitted with a GPS tracking device. "I feel like [parents today] are on top of their kids all the time, so they don’t develop a sense of independence the way we did," April said.
  • Ashley Parmelee, right, the Lakewood, Ohio, seventh-grader was awarded a Kindle Fire HD tablet for her excellent attendance at Harding Middle School.
  • Austin Parmely, the Oelwein (Iowa) High School wrestler was pinned in the 106-pound class title match of the 2A sectional tournament by Connor Cleveland.
  • Bernie Parmalee, the former NFL player has been named to the University of Kansas football staff's quality control for special teams. He spent three seasons as the Kansas City Chiefs' tight ends coach, five seasons at Notre Dame, and two seasons as an assistant coach with the Miami Dolphins. He played for Miami and the New York Jets.
  • Brian Parmley, the assistant principal is scheduled to resign his post in December as part of a settlement with Rapides Parish Schools Superintendent Nason "Tony" Authement. Brian says the agreement cleared him of charges failing "to conduct observations and/or evaluations" of staff members.
  • C. Lee Parmley, left, the physician has been named chief of staff of Vanderbilt University Hospital. He previously served in various leadership roles at the school's Medical Center Medical Board, chaired the ICU Medical Director's Forum, and directed the Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Fellowship program.
  • Chris Parmelee the Minnesota outfielder's three-run homer broke open a close game in the sixth inning, and the Twins went on to beat the Boston Red Sox, 6-2, in spring training. Shortly after the first of the year, he had a cyst removed from his right wrist. "It was putting pressure on a nerve, so it was bothering me when I would swing," he said. "So they took it out, cauterized it and it was simple."
  • Chris Parmley, the Illinois state trooper testified in the reckless-homicide trial of a driver accused of letting his semitrailer truck slam into several emergency vehicles, killing a Hudson firefighter. "It looked like the Titanic coming through the accident scene," said Chris, whose patrol car camera recorded the incident. He told the McLean County jury he talked to the trucker after the accident. "I asked him, 'Do you know how fast you were going?' He said, 'Not more than 50 mph.' " the trooper told the jury. The driver walked around his truck to check for damage, Chris said, but did not inquire about possible victims. Mansur Shakirov, 29, of Spokane, Wash., was found guilty and faces a possible 14-year prison term.
  • David Palmerlee, the Buffalo attorney has been elected president of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees. David, who served as the board's vice president for the past two years, was appointed as a trustee by Gov. Dave Freudenthal in 2005, and by Gov. Matt Mead to a second term in 2011. His term on the board expires in 2017.
  • Eric Darnell Parmlee, the 33-year-old, right, is wanted in North Dakota on suspicion of delivering of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school, and driving under the influence.
  • Jalen Parmele, the former Jacksonville Jaguar running back has signed with the Arizona Cardinals for the upcoming NFL season.
  • Jeff Parmley, left, the candidate for the Wyandotte, Okla., school board, won overwhelmingly with 63 percent of the vote in a four-way race. Jeff had 200 of the 316 votes cast, outdistancing Heather Sherwood with 20 percent, Steve Dixon with 10 percent, and Janette Arnold with 6 percent.
  • Joe Parmley, the interim director of the McCracken County Animal Shelter says that because the temporary facility was a road department building, it's difficult to clean by Humane Society standards. All of the animals must be taken out of their cages while the cages are disinfected, he says, and takes longer than usual because the building only has one drain. An appointed task is being formed to discuss options for the shelter.
  • Justin Parmeley, the Cape Coral, Fla., High School senior attended graduation ceremonies at Alico Arena with father Todd in the audience. "It's been a long journey," Todd said. "He did well. It's sad but happy at the same time."
  • Lindsey Parmley, the future farmer and his teammates from Neosho High School won the Agronomy Career Development event at the 86th Missouri FFA Convention in Columbia. Lindsey placed sixth out of 228 participants. Individuals evaluated crop production and factors that influence the quality of seed and forage crops.
  • Luke Parmelee, the Greenville (Mich.) High School wrestler lost his 130-pound class Division 2 district title match to Luke Spotts.
  • Mark Palmerlee, the recent University of Oregon business school grad has opened first coffee kiosk -- in New Braunfels, Texas. On the Grind Coffee, a drive-through shop on North Walnut Avenue, was followed by a second location, and a third is in the works. "I took a vacation trip here and fell in love," Marks said. "I moved out here a month later." That's barista Fred Corpening on the left with Mark. (Photo credit: Laura McKenzie / New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung)
  • Mark Parmelee, the attorney at Greenberg Traurig LLP was one of four who were elevated to shareholders in the New York City and White Plains international law firm. Mark previously was a former assistant district attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s office.
  • Mark Parmley, the chef at Houston's El Big Bad bar will leave for duty in Alaska this summer, working aboard Joshua Martinez's food truck. Martinez operates the brick-and-mortar establishment Goro & Gun.
  • Michael E. Parmly, the former head of the United States Interests Section in Cuba is advocating that the United States return the naval base at Guantanamo to Cuba.
  • Parmele Park, the Moore, Okla., green space is in its final planning stages. The park, just north of 12th Street on Janeway Avenue, will include a playground, sprayground, walking trail, pavilion, and restroom.
  • Parmley 1-1WH, an oil well in the Woodford, Okla., formation operated by Devon Energy, has shown an initial gross rate of 445 barrels a day.
  • Parmly Billings Library, second incarnation of the Billings, Mont., library, left, is about to be torn down. Exterior demolition work will begin along the side nearest the new library. The work should take 2 1/2 to four weeks. The original 1901 building was outgrown by 1969, when the library moved to a former hardware store, and is now the Western Heritage Center museum.
  • Paul Parmley, the social media strategy expert has been hired by the Omnicom-owned public affairs firm Mercury as a consultant. He will be director of the firm's Sacramento, Calif., office.
  • Paul Parmley, a business representative for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, is assisting several unions as they negotiated with the Okanogan County, Wash., commissioners. Workers say higher health insurance costs have amounted to a salary cut while the commissioners say the employees chose more expensive coverage.
  • Paul Parmley, he and Brittany Chord, right, both of Sacramento, Calif., have announced a June wedding date at Anselmo Vineyards in Shingletown, Calif.. The bride-elect is the daughter of Traci and Mike Chord of Redding, and an '06 Sacramento State University graduate. She is a spokeswoman for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. Paul is the son of Bruce and Mary Parmley of Washington, D.C., and an '05 Cornell University graduate. He serves as director of digital social media at Mercury Public Affairs.
  • Ron and Brenda Parmly: Our condolences to the Goreville, Ill., couple on the death of her mother Edna Eva (Baltzell) Tellor, 88.
  • Ross Parmley, the former Tulsa University athletic director has been sentenced to 27 months in federal prison for illegal gambling and money laundering.
  • Russell Parmele, left, the Winston-Salem Dash group sales representative has been promoted to group sales director. The UNC-Chapel Hill alumnus has been an integral part of the minor league baseball team’s sales team 2009.
  • Ryan Parmely, the Maquoketa Valley High School junior became the Iowa state wrestling champion in the 220-pound division at the Class 1A state tournament, defeating Vinnie Harvey of St. Edmond. Ryan finished the season with a 52-1 record.
  • Tanner Parmley, Beiger Elementary School third-grader gets some help from Stacy Brown, this year's Mishawka, Ind., Teacher of the Year. (Photo credit: Robert Franklin / South Bend Tribune)
  • Taylor Parmley, the Mishawaka (Ind.) High School senior shook off a scoreless first quarter to tally 23 points in the Cavemen's 59-50 victory over Washington in the Class 4A girls basketball sectional. Taylor was named the Northern Indiana Conference MVP. (Photo credit: South Bend Tribune)
  • Tim Parmly, the Fairfax City, Va., veterinary technician says he'll continue to fight for more humane treatment of dogs after the City Council decided not to reform its dog tethering laws. Tim had asked that tethering be banned after his neighbors brought home an 8-week-old puppy about a year ago that ended up spending 10 to 12 hours at a time chained in the backyard, starting with that first night. "They would just go off and leave it, with the expectations that if it started pouring down rain, I would bring it inside," Tim said. He said the family had asked his advice on acclimating the puppy to its new home, but it became apparent that the wife didn't want the dog, but the husband and four kids did. Animal Control made visits to the house, but after observing plenty of water, space for the tethered dog to move around, and a doghouse, the officer observed no violations. Tim offered to buy the dog for $500, but said the family was angry at him for filing the complaints and wanted nothing more to do with him. The police chief said the city receives far more complaints about untethered dogs than of improperly tethered dogs.
  • Will Parmelee, the Greenville (Mich.) High School senior, left, helps the Yellow Jackets win a district wrestling title, by pinning Fremont's Jesse Empie in the 130-pound class. (Photo credit: The Daily News)
  • Zachary D. Parmley, the Leadwood, Mo., 17-year-old suffered minor injuries when the 2000 Pontiac Sunfire he was driving struck a tree. The Missouri Highway Patrol said he failed to negotiate a curve on Route M north of Scout Camp Road. Zachary, who was wearing a seat belt, was taken to Washington County Memorial Hospital for treatment; damage to the auto was extensive.

 ... and from Glendale, Calif., comes word that the last defendant in a saga involving the torture and kidnapping of two loan-modification agents has been sentenced to six years in state prison. Daniel Weston, 56, is one of five who were convicted after agreeing to plea deals in a scheme to torment loan agents Lamond Dean and Luis Garcia over a financial dispute. Weston's co-defendant and partner, Mary Ann Parmelee, right, already pleaded no contest and was ordered to five years' probation. The pair reportedly sought the agents' help in modifying a loan for their La Cañada Flintridge home, but it was eventually foreclosed. They said they believed nothing was done to save their home and wanted their money back. A meeting was set up with the agents in 2009 in a residential office, where things went awry. Weston and Gustavo Canez, who has since been sentenced to six years in state prison, allegedly carried out a gruesome attack on the agents as Mary Ann and another couple who'd sought a loan modification watched.

... but wait! There's more! After bowling for 64 years, 83-year-old Ellis Fairbairn of the Parmalee Memorial senior league, rolled his first 300 game at Sunset Lanes in Kirkwood, Ore.

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