NEWS 2010

Free postings for news items, missing relatives, want-ads and family reunions and other announcements. To respond to any of these items, e-mail me and please include the item number.

News 1997-2005
News 2005-07
News 2008
News 2009
News 2010
News 2011
News 2012
News 2013
News 2014

10-11 NEWS

A memo sent by the then head of the U.S. interests section in Havana Michael E. Parmly was among those made public by the whistleblower site WikiLeaks. Fidel Castro almost died in 2006, according to the confidential U.S. diplomatic cable which contains a detailed description of the Cuban leader's medical condition from the moment he fell ill with a perforated intestine during a flight. The memo, sent in March 2007 by Michael, quotes a report by an unnamed doctor, who said the plane landed urgently when 84-year-old Castro started bleeding.He was diagnosed with diverticulitis or swelling of the colon and the doctor said. Castro needed surgery. But according to the report, Castro "capriciously" refused to have a colostomy, with the result that his condition deteriorated over time and he required further surgery. The cable says Castro sacked the head of his medical team after a Spanish doctor was brought in who told Castro he should have had a colostomy as recommended by his medical team in the first place.The cable goes on to note Castro's renewed lease of life since then. Michael ended his cable: "We are missing too many variables to be able to predict accurately how many more months Fidel Castro will live. Frankly, we don't believe anyone, including Castro himself, can state that with certainty."

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

  • Bill and Flo Parmelee, donations were made in their memory to the Freeman’s Holiday Fund in Kingston, N.Y., over the holidays.
  • Brian Parmelee, the Springfield, Ore., deputy fire marshal has been investigating a string of arson blazes around Albany since last fall.
  • Caitlyn Parmley, the basketball player contributed six points in Goreville, Ill., High School's 37-34 nonconference win over Herrin.
  • Cole Parmely, the sophomore wrestler from Oelwein High School is ranked fifth in the Iowa pre-season ranking for Class 2A, 103-pounds.
  • Dylan Parmley, he and fellow Edmond North, Okla., High School student Zachary Leasau took first place in the Policy Debate Division in a competition in the Moore High School tournament.
  • Jalen Parmele, the Baltimore Raven returned a Carolina kickoff 25 yards en route to a 37-13 victory.
  • Jan Parmalee, the keggler rolled games of 184 and 175 in the 50-plus mixed seniors division at Broadway Lanes at Fort Edward, N.Y.
  • Jessie Parmelee, left, the professional dancer from Phoenix performed in the Columbus, Ga., Ballet's holiday production of "The Nutcracker" in the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy.
  • Julia Parmelee, the gymnast from the Medina, Ohio, Gymnastics Academy was first on bars with a 9.55, beam (9.2), floor (9.35), and all around with a 36.7 at the Lake Erie Classic in Mentor.
  • Linda Parmely, the 61-year-old Arizona woman, had her driver's license suspended in Navajo County.
  • Madison Parmely, the Middletown, Conn., girl and her sister, Linsey Howell, who is 17 and was born with cerebral palsy, are doing better this year. Last year their mother, Kimberly Howell, asked the Brighter Christmas Fund for a three-wheel stroller that would provide greater comfort for Linsey. Insurance wouldn't pay for the $250 stroller, but the public came to her aid. A ramp was built at their home, and the stroller still works great. "I made a lot of new friends," said Kimberly, at left with her daughters. "Everybody was so wonderful, and people from places I didn't even know existed helped us. I appreciated everything so much."
  • Parmelee in Murrells Inlet, the troubled builder's Grand Strand, S.C., subdivision has been taken over by D.R. Horton and has already started building.
  • Pearl Parmelee, head of marketing at Mama Sita’s, a food company which produces seasonings and sauces to make Filipino dishes, was one of six San Francisco area recipients of a 2010 Humanitarian Award from the West Bay Pilipino Multi-Services Center. Pearl also has taught culinary classes at several University of California campuses.
  • Rick C. Parmelee, left, the lawyer has been named a partner at BlumShapiro in West Hartford, Conn. Rick joined the firm in 2002 as a member of its accounting and audit practice. He services the firm’s automobile dealer and employee benefit plan clients.
  • Robert Parmele, the Ryle High School senior helped the Union, Ky., school's swim team place fifth in the regional meet. Robert placed 10th in the region in both the 200 free and 100 breaststroke.
  • Roxanne Parmele, who had been human resources manager for Plainville Turkey Farm, didn't return media phone calls after it was announced that the Lysander, N.Y., farm would be closing. Ninety-eight jobs were lost.
  • Scott Ross Parmalee, the son of Ross and Cheryl Parmalee of Portland, Mich., was married to Ashley Erin Wiley, the daughter of Mike and Phyllis Stroud of Tigerville, S.C., and Rick Wiley of Seneca, S.C., on July 31 at Stallsville United Methodist Church of Summerville, S.C. A reception followed at the Redbank Club. Also in the wedding party were Cade and Shea Parmalee, siblings of the groom. The couple will make their home in Eliot, Maine.
  • Sequoia Parmelee, left, the McMurry University sophomore gets a sendoff from database manager Mike Stephens at the McMurry Pit Stop, which checks oil, tire pressure, windshield wiper fluids and washes windows -- all for free -- to students at the Abilene, Texas, school before they leave over the holidays. (Photo credit: Thomas Metthe / Reporter-News)
  • Taylor Parmley, the basketball player chipped in 11 points for Mishawaka, Ind., High School as the Cavemen romped to a 66-36 win over New Prairie.
  • Timothy Parmele, the 24-year-old Rochester, N.Y., man was overcome by carbon monoxide poisoning that killed his roommate. Firefighters removed Timothy and Heather Turpyn, 20, from the Ellison Street apartment. Two generators were found inside the home, said Rochester Officer Stephen Scott. Neither was operating when firefighters arrived, but there were elevated levels of carbon monoxide and all of the windows were closed. Timothy was treated at Rochester General Hospital and released.
  • Wendy Parmelee, right, the art teacher at Lawrence Dale Bell High School in Hurst, Texas, instructs her International Baccalaureate class. The district had to make cuts to pay for the advanced program. Texas lawmakers, more than ever, are looking at statistical models to help school districts stretch their education dollars.
  • William Parmley, the Folsom, Calif., resident and president of the Church of Latter-day Saints temple at Rancho Cordova, was interviewed for profile on the local Morman Church.

... and from Great Bend, Kan.: Fire Chief Mike Napolitano presented the 2010 Firefighter of the Year Award to Travis Parmley. "When he was a little kid and heard the sirens, he would run to the street to watch the firetrucks, and he would say, 'I'm going to be a fireman someday,' " said his mother, Jeanette. Travis has been with the department for 6 1/2 years. He also is a member of the hazmat crew and is taking classes at Barton Community College to become a paramedic. His father is Tim Parmley.

10-10 NEWS

A land swap will result in more space for the construction of a Parmly Billings Library. Once the transaction is complete, the City of Billings, Mont., will own the entire block where the library is located; the 500 block of North 28th Street. The City Council voted unanimously in favor of the agreement between the city, Billings Clinic, and Stockman Bank. Last month, the library received an anonymous $2 million donation to get the ball rolling on the new library. The city library is named for Parmly Billings, right, whose grief-stricken family funded the original library in his name when he died at age 25. "To have a lead donor start at twice the amount that has ever been given for a city project before is really kind of astonishing. I mean it's really exciting for us," said library director Bill Cochran. He said the library hopes to have design plans for public viewing in a year from now. The city will probably float a bond issue in 2011 or '12 to fund the rest of the project, with a total project cost in the range of $14 million. If voters reject the bond measure, the $2 million pledge may go unfulfilled.

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

  • Andy Parmley, the guitarist and his band, Measure of a Man, have been touring Europe with their brand of storytelling folk tinged pop and visiting some particularly weird venues. "In Austria we played in a slaughterhouse, which was really, really creepy," he said. "We actually slept in it as well, which was quite strange. ... There were still meat hooks in a couple of the rooms." Also in the band is Chris Parmley.
  • Bob Parmelee, chairman of the Bastrop County, Texas, Taxpayers Assn., was disappointed that voters in the Elgin Independent School District chose to join the Austin Community College taxing district. The initiative passed with 60 percent of the vote. "I think it’s too bad for Elgin," Bob said. "I think they will not be left with a good alternative. I think you’ll have a university to the north in Hutto and Taylor and one to the south between Bastrop and Smithville, and Elgin will have an introductory school." Bob's organization worked to defeat the proposition.
  • Bernie Parmalee, left, the former UPS driver and pro football player was named by Bleacher Report as one of the 100 Greatest Players in Miami Dolphin History. As Miami's primary running back for the '94 and '95 seasons, Bernie rushed for a combined 1,746 yards and 15 touchdowns. He played with the Dolphins for seven years before a three-year stint with the Jets and retired after the 2000 season. Currently he's the tight end coach for the Kansas City Chiefs.
  • Chris Parmelee, the 22-year-old outfielder who spent most of last season at Double-A New Britain, Conn., has been added to the Minnesota Twins' roster. He batted .275 with six home runs and 44 RBIs in 111 games with the Rock Cats; he also played in 22 games at Single-A Fort Myers, Fla., batting .338 with two home runs and 17 RBIs. He was drafted by the Twins in the first round (20th overall) of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft.
  • Cody Parmely, the running back scored touchdowns from four and two yards for Junction City, Kan., High School, but it wasn't enough for the Blue Jays, who lost to Wichita Heights, 18-15. Cody has been named to the All-Centennial League's first team.
  • Cricket Parmelee, the storyteller is among five who will appear at the Kensington Row Bookshop's annual Tellebration storytelling event in Kensington, Md.
  • Dakota Parmelee, the ninth-grader is on the Eagle Point, Ore., High School Honor Roll for the first quarter with a 3.5 to 3.99 grade-point average.
  • David and Michael Parmelee, the Boy Scouts from Troop 146 of the Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department, Shavertown, Pa., were among the 1,500 who attended Haunted Harvest Fest at Camp Acahela in Blakeslee, Pa.
  • David Parmley, the developer for Chesterfield Hotels seeking $3.2 million in tax money to support his project was told by the chairman of Columbia, Mo.’s Tax Increment Financing Commission that he must prove his financial projections are realistic. Chesterfield wants to tear down the Regency Hotel at 1111 E. Broadway and replace it with a 112-room hotel. In 2007, David's company demolished the Campus Inn at Stadium Boulevard and College Avenue and replaced it with a Hampton Inn & Suites.
  • David Parmley and Continental Divide, the band has two new hires and two new recording projects. Matt Wallace is coming on board to play bass, and Josh Hymer to play banjo. One of the new projects will be a secular bluegrass album, and the other a Volume II follow-up to Church House Hymns, his acclaimed 2007 Gospel release.
  • Dustin Parmely, the Blanco, Texas, seventh-grader ran in a PAT in a 36-0 win over Luling.
  • Eric Parmley, the DeRidder, La., High School head football coach saw the Dragons finish the season with the second consecutive winning record and a second straight playoff appearance. "It was a great year," Eric said of the 6-5 season. "Our theme was 'Step It Up,' and I thought the kids stepped it up well. They can't take a winning record and a playoff appearance away from you."
  • Jaxon Roger Parmley, the fourth-grader at Tzouanakis Intermediate School in Greencastle, Ind., has been named to the Honor Roll.
  • Kris Parmelee, right, the owner of Avec Moi, a catering and meals-to-go service in Indianapolis, is one of those using Indy's Kitchen, the only rent-by-the-hour commercial-licensed kitchen in Marion County. "It's given me the opportunity to test the market and build a customer base before taking the big leap," Kris said. "I knew the only way to get started was to 'just do it' but I couldn’t get financing to take the full leap. Indy’s Kitchen has allowed me to “just do it” and see what happens."
  • Lucas Parmely, the distance runner and his Sheboygan, Wisc., Middle School Runners Club took first place at the Cedar Grove Middle School Cross Country Invitational.
  • Michael Parmelee, the young singer is performing as one of the Von Trapp children in "The Sound of Music" at the Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.. (Note: Not sure which of the boys is Michael) Also in the cast are Toni Jo and Dave Parmelee. (Photo credit: Bill Tarutis / For The Times Leader)
  • Michael Parmelee, a singer with the Dallas, Pa., Middle School Select Chorus, performed at a benefit for veterans and their families at the school auditorium.
  • Monica Parmley, the mental health coordinator for the Portland, Ore., Public School District is helping Franklin High School students come to grips with its fifth death in five years. Although Franklin has seen a lot of loss, it’s common among many schools, she said. "Unfortunately, we have a number of schools that have been hit really hard with loss," she said. "Every school is impacted in different ways."
  • Patty Lee Parmalee, the runner finished first in her 70-to-79 age group at the Onteora, N.Y., Runners Club Grand Prix Series.
  • Robb Parmelee, the chef, at right with junior Jeffrey Seckinger, helped organize Clay High School's annual World's Finest Pie Sale, which gives students a chance to prepare pies, handle orders, and tackle other tasks while making some money for the culinary school program, which this year has 14 juniors and seniors focusing on the sale along with help from freshmen and sophomores in introductory classes at the Oregon, Ohio, school. "Everything that I try to do has a customer in mind," said Robb. (Photo credit: Jetta Fraser / The Blade)
  • Tara Parmely, the volleyball player had 12 kills for the Miller, S.D., High School Rustlers as they defeated Chamberlain, 3-1 for the District 12A championship.
  • Terry Parmalee, the feedstock development manager for Polyflow says the company has been awarded about $50,000 in grant development funding from the Edison Technology Assistance Grants program, which is funded by the Ohio Department of Development. The Akron early stage advanced energy producer converts mixed plastics and rubber into transportation fuel.
  • Todd Parmelee has been named vice president of operations for Golden Tavern Group, the subsidiary that operates Golden Gaming's 42 Nevada taverns. Todd Parmelee joined the company in 2004 and served as a tavern manager through 2005. From 2005 until rejoining Golden Gaming, he was the director of beverage for the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Todd previously held nightclub and restaurant general manager positions in Washington, Seattle and Las Vegas.
  • Tyler Parmelee, the Bacon Academy senior, right, celebrates after scoring what turned out to be the only goal of the game against Norwich Free Academy in the Eastern Connecticut Conference championship game in Lebanon, Conn. Tyler scored with just over 15 minutes remaining in regulation as the Bobcats (16-2) posted their 13th victory in a row. (Photo credit: Abigail Pheiffer / The Day)

... and from Greenville, N.C.: Hundreds gathered to raise money at an Ironwood Golf Club benefit for Parmalee drummer Scott Thomas. The musician has mounting medical bills after being shot during an attempted robbery in September (see story below). "Recovery's going great," Scott says. "The doctor said, 'Have fun. Take it easy.' He took my VAC off ... so I'm here, hugging everybody, supporting everybody." Ironwood ran out of golf carts and had to rent eight more carts from another golf course. Organizers estimate that more than 150 players turned out. Scott's medical bills have topped $250,000. To help, visit

10-09 NEWS

Scott Thomas, the 37-year-old drummer of the Greenville, N.C., band Parmalee, right, is undergoing physical therapy for wounds he suffered during a Sept. 21 botched robbery. He was placed in an induced coma and put on a ventilator, underwent dialysis, and had three surgeries at Charlotte Medical Center after being shot three times -- in the leg, stomach and shoulder -- outside a Rock Hill, S.C., nightclub by would-be thieves. Investigators say two gunmen stormed into the band's RV demanding money after the band had finished a show at outside The Money nightclub near Winthrop University. Reports state that after the assailants opened fire, Thomas shot and killed Demario Burris, 22, and wounded Dytavis Hinton, 22, of Rock Hill, S.C., . Hinton has been charged with murder (because someone was killed during the crime), attempted murder, burglary, attempted armed robbery and possession of a gun during a violent crime. Numerous fund-raisers are under way to help Thomas with his mountain of medical bills. Michael and April Moore, the owners of Play Date in Kinston, N.C., are holding a benefit raffle; in less than a week 1,500 tickets were sold. "Just think about if this was someone in your family or one of your good friends and they needed help in a time of need," said Michael Moore. "You'd want to donate and help out." More than two dozen local businesses have pitched in too. "These are obviously very rough times for all of us right now and the public support has been amazing. We have set up a donation website to help with the medical bills, which I can only imagine will be quite substantial," said Josh McSwain, guitarist for the band. "Thanks again for all the kind words, prayers, emails, texts and financial support. We love you all and Scott will definitely pull through this." The band has postponed all performances until further notice. To help, visit

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

  • Abby Parmelly, right, a junior and political science major from Prosper, Texas, has been named a princess nominee of the Howard Payne University homecoming court. The student body selects the court by ballot. The court will be introduced at the Brownwood school's football game against Hardin-Simmons University.
  • Andrew Parmley, left, the London alderman nominated South African soccer star Aaron Mokoena for a Freedom of the City of London. The ceremony in the Chamberlain's Court at Guildhall will begin with an oath of allegiance and end by Mokoena being greeted as a "Citizen of London" and the presentation of a framed certificate. "I was impressed by what Aaron has achieved in his football career as captain of South Africa and Portsmouth FC and by his determination to ensure young people in South Africa have access to sport and education opportunities through his charitable foundation which he established in 2009."
  • Bernie Parmalee, the former NFL and Ball State University running back fell to third on the school's career rushing record as MiQuale Lewis passed him. Lewis is now just 502 yards away from champion Marcus Merriweather.
  • Bryce Parmely, the cross-country runner placed 33rd at the Wyoming State High School Cross Country Championships at Douglas. His Natrona County team claimed its first Class 4A boys team title in 28 years.
  • Catherine Parmele, right, she wrote notes of thanks to freshman orientation assistants at San Mateo, Calif., High School. (Photo credit: Austin Chua/Bearcats)
  • Chris Parmelee, the Minnesota Twins' draftee continues playing in the minors, this fall with the Peoria Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League. The infielder has been battling injuries.
  • Cody Parmely, the Junction City, Kan., High School football player rushed for 149 yards and three touchdowns as the Blue Jays raced past Topeka Highland Park, 30-7. He also crossed the goal line five times in a 67-7 shellacking of Topeka West.
  • Craig Parmley, the Marin County, Calif., superintendent of road maintenance said he hopes a $25,000 project on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard to reduce flooding will require less than a week of work.
  • David Parmelee, the 42-year-old runner from Manchester, Mass., won the 40- to 49-year-old men's division of the 10th annual Witch City Road Race, a 5K in Salem.
  • Danielle Parmelee, the Molalla, Ore., High School senior is one of 11 returning members of the Indians girls soccer team this season. Last fall was the squad's best as the girls compiled a 12-2-2 record, second place in the Capital Conference and a run in the state playoffs.
  • Don Parmley, the singer performed at the Susie Fire Department chili supper in Monticello, Ky.
  • Dustin Parmely, the Blanco, Texas, running back had a 28-yard carry and a touchdown as the seventh-grade Panthers blitzed the Sonora Colts, 34-0. He also had five carries for 35 yards in a 34-0 victory over the Warriors.
  • Eric Parmley, the DeRidder, La., head football coach watched his Dragons escape Westlake Stadium with a 23-20 win over the Rams to remain unbeaten on the season. A field goal with 17 seconds left on the clock proved to be the difference.
  • Jan Parmely, a fourth-grade teacher at Camelot Intermediate School in Brookings, S.D., praised colleague Sue Turnipseed who was named the state's Teacher of the Year: "Sue was a wonderful mentor to me then, and I still look to her for advice today. ... You couldn't ask for a person to work with who is more willing to help or to share ideas. Her patience is unbelievable." Husband Ronny Parmely works at the South Dakota State University's seed technology lab with Turnipseed's husband, Brent.
  • Jayce Parmley, the Neosho, Mo., third-grade gridder had five tackles in his team's 18-8 loss to Joplin.
  • Jeff Parmelee, the Indianapolis metropolitan police officer attended the funeral of Greenfield, Ind., Officer William Phillip, 32, who was killed by a hit-and-run driver while bicycling with two fellow officers. "I didn't know him personally, but I wanted to come to the funeral of a fallen officer who shares my love for bikes," Jeff said.
  • Jim Parmelee, left, the Massachusetts softball player had three hits, including a key double, but the BackOffice Associates 70s All-Stars were edged out by the Mesa, Ariz., Cardinals 18-17 in the championship game of the World Senior Games. The All-Stars will set their sights on the Tournament of Champions in Lakeland, Fla., in February.
  • Joni Parmelee, along with husband Michael Eber, has opened Mystic Moon bookstore in Scottsdale, Ariz. "My whole purpose is to be of service and give people the tools they need for spiritual growth," she said. The store is one of several metaphysical bookstores in the Northeast Valley.
  • Larry Parmelee, the Spring Arbor Township, Mich., resident helped save a number of classic cars parked in a building across the street from his home when a late-night fire raced through an apartment connected to a body shop on Moscow Road.
  • Mary Ann Parmelee, the La Canada-Flintridge, Calif., real estate agent, right, accused of torturing two loan modification consultants who had scammed her last year, accepted a plea deal and has been released from jail. According to several lawsuits, she and Daniel Weston built a real estate empire by bilking the banks and plundering the equity of friends and acquaintances. An L.A. Weekly cover story, "Torture, Lies and Louis XIII Cognac," reported that they lost everything in the housing bust, and turned to two loan modification consultants for help. Those consultants took their money but did nothing to stop the foreclosures. According to court testimony, Weston and an associate, Gustavo Canez, lured the two consultants to a business in Glendale, tied them up, pistol-whipped them, beat them with electrical cords, and threatened to kill them if their money was not returned. According to testimony, Mary Ann threatened to cut off one of the consultant's testicles with a paper cutter. She pleaded no contest to one count of making criminal threats and was released after serving about 11 months behind bars.
  • Morgan Parmalee, the St. Elizabeth Seton Elementary School student and her classmates visited Naples, Fla., Historical Society’s Palm Cottage to learn about the city’s history and heritage. "There was different technology then," Morgan said. "Computers were called typewriters."
  • Nancy Parmelee, the president of the Huntsville, Ala., Community Watch Association oversaw the organization's annual awards ceremony.
  • Nat and Margaret Parmley, the Weymouth, England, couple helped celebrate her father's 103rd birthday. Former greengrocer Jim Henderson surrounded by family, staff and fellow residents at the Trafalgar Care Home in the county of Dorset. "When he was 100, he was very grateful to receive the queen’s card," said Nat. "He was very proud of that, which he still has. His next aim is to get to 105." Henderson, who was born near Oldham, ran his own greengrocers in Blackpool, became a bus conductor and worked for the Atomic Energy Authority. He served with the Royal Signals in North Africa and Italy in World War II.
  • Patricia Parmalee, the Sioux City, Iowa, woman has objected to fliers tucked into her grandchild’s take-home folder that advertise a free meal and Christian music in the parking lot of Trinity Lutheran Church. "That has no place being distributed in our public schools," said Patricia who says the handouts violate the separation of church and state. State and local education officials say distributing the information is allowed by Iowa law and is a way for schools to serve students and the community. "Go out and knock on the doors around that church. Put fliers up on the telephone poles. Go to the businesses," Patricia said. "Don’t send it home with our schoolchildren."
  • Parmelee Farm, the 132-acre Connecticut farm purchased by Killingworth in 2000 has received $150,000 in state funds to renovate and develop the site as a historic, cultural and environmental education center. "The property has generated so much enthusiasm in Killingworth, because it has so much potential. It makes sense to do what we can to help realize that potential," said Gov. M. Jodi Rell in announcing awards from the Small Town Economic Assistance Program. See earlier story.
  • Parmleys Grove Baptist Church, the Monticello, Ky., congregation is in the process of building a new church.
  • Paul Parmley, the 35-year-old Turlock, Calif., parolee, left, was taken into custody after an hours-long standoff in Keyes. Paul was wanted on suspicion of evading a police officer during a pursuit and burglaries in the Merced area, officials said. The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department called in hostage negotiators and a SWAT team; the Modesto Police Department and California Highway Patrol also helped secure the scene. Paul surrendered after being forced out by tear gas.
  • Phil and Val Parmley, the dancers performed at Story Time at the Community Room in Berwick, Nova Scotia.
  • Rick Parmelee, co-chairman of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce's legislative committee, announced that his organization would host a forum for Connecticut attorney general candidates Martha Dean and George Jepsen.
  • Russell Parmele, the Greensboro, N.C., was the only zoning commissioner to back a dentist wanting to put up an office building at Friendly Avenue and Holden Road. By a 7-1 vote, the panel denied the request of Dr. W. Luke Johnson Jr. who had scaled back his plan to try to appease the community.
  • Sarah Parmelee, the Ferndale, Mich., woman has resigned her post on the Library Board of Trustees as her family is relocating to Huntington Woods.
  • Sean and Bonnie Parmley, the couple have bought the 1927 Mundelein, Ill., home of the late Ethel Untermyer. The four-bedroom, one-bath home on West Lakeview Parkway was purchased for $475,000.
  • Taylor Parmley, the volleyball player for Seneca, Mo., High School led her team with five kills, but it wasn't enough as the Lady Indians lost to East Newton in two sets, 25-23 and 25-18.
  • Tre Parmalee, the Roeland Park, Kan., football player scored two of Miege’s first three touchdowns on receptions of 27 and 89 yards in a 42-7 win over Turner.
  • Tyler Parmelee, the soccer player scored just three minutes into the game as the Bacon Academy boys team in Colchester, Conn., notched a 2-0 season-opening win over East Lyme.
  • Will Parmelee, the artist's works have been displayed at the River House Arts in Perrysburg, Ohio.

10-08 NEWS

The Killingworth, Conn., Historical Society will create its first real headquarters and a museum in the Parmalee farmhouse to store and display local artifacts. Selectmen have unanimously approved an agreement to lease the 145-year-old farmhouse, purchased with 133 acres by the town in 2001, to the historical society for $1 a year. The 1847 Killingworth homestead, which belonged to Horace Linsley and Eunice Maria (Parmelee) Parmelee, is on State Route 81. Horace [1819-1898; Moses, Asahel, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] and Maria [1822-1905; Rufus, Cornelius, Josiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] were third cousins. The historical society will lease only the building and is responsible for renovating and maintaining its interior, while the town will continue to be responsible for the exterior of the structure. "It’s been a long time coming," said society President Robert Broach. "This is great for us, and we’re very appreciative of the town’s willingness to lease it to us." The group’s presence will come as the Municipal Land Use Committee continues work on long-term plans to restore the farm for community use, including educational programs, town picnics, cultural events and its popular community garden. For the first time the society will have a place to protect and publicly display its archives, most of which are stored in the Town Hall basement, Broach said. "It gives us a whole new approach. We’ll be able to bring them to one place and protect and catalog them. Part of the house will be a museum," he said. Broach estimated there are two years of work required to make the Parmalee farmhouse suitable for public use. Among Killingworth's founding families was Nathaniel Parmelee's, the eldest grandson of John Parmelee Sr.

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

  • Alan Parmelee, the Business Administrator of the Woodbine, N.J., School District was pleased that local schools have received a $300,000 from the state to help cover the cost of new boilers and pumps, lighting sensors and classroom lighting. The grant comes on top of a $1.4 million grant awarded by the state Schools Development Authority to pay for new windows, doors, ventilators, exhaust fans, sprinklers and a bathroom upgrade.
  • Andrea Parmalee's grandparents, the Rev. Donald and Hazel Moore, recently celebrated their 60th anniversary at Pacific Beach, Wash. Andrea and husband Ray live in Elizabeth, Colo., with their children Tanner, Brayden and Sienna.
  • Barbara Parmelee, office secretary for the 86th annual Bethlehem, Conn., Fair which will run Sept. 10-12. "One of the things our fair is noted for is our exhibits," Barbara said. "We have a lot of art; we have a lot of photography and dairy products. I think our fair is one of the leading ones in the area for people to exhibit their vegetables, fruits or hobbies."
  • Barbara Parmley, right, the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department official took part in an outdoor basic skills workshop. "Without events like these," Barbara said, "[recreation] expansion is not possible because you do not get to interact with the community and network with other people."
  • Bethann Parmelee, the junior at Clarkson High School finished 11th with a time of 22:51 in cross-country competition at the Cardinal Classic in Plattsburgh, N.Y.
  • Chris Parmelee, the slugger for the New Britain, Conn., Rock Cats turned a 5-4 deficit into a 6-5 advantage over the visiting Richmond, Va., Flying Squirrels with a two-out single to center field. The Cats won, 7-6.
  • Cody Parmely, the Junction City, Kan., High School gridder scored three touchdown runs as the Blue Jays ripped the Highland Park Scots, 30-7. Cody ran 31 times for 149 yards, including TD carries of one, three and six yards. "Cody was on, and the offensive line was getting some movement," Coach Randall Zimmerman said.
  • Corin Parmley, the go-cart racer won the third-place trophy at the annual King of the Hill Soap Box Derby over the Labor Day weekend in Florence, Ky. A total of 27 boys and girls participated.
  • Chuck Parmelee, left, the Iowa mixed martial arts fighter upped his record to 35-8 with a second-round win over Rocky Vercher at the "Fight Me MMA 1: The Battle Begins!" event at the Family Arena just outside of St. Louis. The 6-foot, 170-pound fighter is 31.
  • Cody Parmely, who sat out the end of last year's football season at Junction City, Kan., with his leg in a splint, will return to the Blue Jay squad for this, his senior year. At just 5-foot-8 and 175 pounds, Cody rushed for over 100 yards against 2009 playoff teams Shawnee Heights and Topeka Seaman.
  • Dave Parmley, the Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue chief is helping the Colorado community recover the costs of fighting a 2007 wildfire that started when Mark Mathis began to burn material from a salvage project on his Sierra Bosque property. Mathis, who was convicted of reckless endangerment, appeared in Summit County district court in an attempt to avert payment of several thousand dollars to the fire department. A judge ordered Mathis to pay the entire amount of the bill in restitution, but he and his attorney argued that the payment issue should be settled in civil court rather than in criminal court. "When someone has been successfully prosecuted and pleaded guilty, we feel we're on strong grounds to request full restitution for our costs to suppress a wildland fire, and not have that cost borne by the taxpayers of our district," Dave said.
  • Debbie Parmley, recently named vice president at Aloha Investment Group III, she will oversee all aspects of management, leasing, advertising, promotions and community relations for The Shops at Mauna Lani on the Big Island of Hawaii. "I will strive to develop a partnership between ownership, tenants and the community," Debbie said.
  • Don Parmley and Kentucky Five, the group appeared Labor Day weekend at the Parnell Fire Department's barbecue fund-raiser at Monticello-Wayne County Memorial Park.
  • Duke Parmelly, the Avila Beach, Calif., athlete was the overall winner of the second Tri-The-Bull Triathlon in Santa Maria, Calif. He had the only time under one hour -- 58 minutes and 38 second -- for completing the half-mile swim, 7-mile bike race and 3-mile run. He also won the 55-and-older division. "The weather was perfect for a triathlon," Duke said of the overcast skies and mist.
  • Gale Parmelee, a veteran radio programmer who originally joined Listener Driven Radio last year, has been promoted to the role of vice president of programming support. Gale will work with affiliate program directors to maximize ratings impact and with stations to write liners and imaging.
  • Gil Parmele, a Simsbury voter in the recent Connecticut primary, says bad behavior decided his vote: "I don't like the removing of signs." Gil was referring to how the campaign manager for GOP attorney general candidate Martha Dean was caught removing the signs of opponent Ross Garber.
  • Jace Parmley, the Neosho, Mo., third-grade gridder had seven tackles and had two fumble recoveries in an 8-0 victory over East Newton.
  • Jalen Parmele, the NFL player scored a touchdown on a 3-yard carry in the third quarter to help power the Baltimore Ravens to a 23-3 victory over the Washington Redskins. Although he totaled 32 yards, it appeared that he had a lane near the left sideline on a kickoff return, but couldn’t avoid a pair of Washington tacklers. "I was a little disappointed about that one. I was fumbling the ball around a little bit, so I couldn’t hit it like I wanted to. But give all the credit to the guys blocking hard on that one because it was good."
  • Jeanna Parmelee, the Montville, Conn., woman was taking in a fire that destroyed part of a strip mall near her home of 23 years. "Both establishments were family run," she said. "I really feel bad for the business owners. Everybody who were patrons knew how hard they worked to make these businesses succeed."
  • Jerry Parmley, the Navy veteran helped host the seventh annual All-Veterans-All Eras Family BBQ Picnic to between 350 and 400 vets and their families at Swensrud Park in Northwood, Iowa. "My wife and I started it and had a picnic," Jerry said. "The first year I think we had 21 people," Jerry said. "It’s our opportunity as veterans of the Vietnam War and era to show our respect to those veterans of other eras and other wars ... and thank them. That’s why we do it."
  • John O. Parmele Jr., a former Navy man, is running as a write-in candidate for City Council in Virginia Beach, Va.
  • Joshua D. Parmely, he and Megan A. Janonis, both of Wichita, Kan., have obtained a marriage license in Sedgwick County.
  • Kali Parmley, left, the senior from Bellefontaine, Ohio, is a member of the Wittenberg University Women’s Basketball squad.
  • Karan Parmele, president of the Mackinaw Historical Society, and husband Jerry were on hand when NASA Capt. Scott Altman put his thumbprint on a larger-than-life-size of himself before it was cast in bronze. The Tazewell County Museum and Educational Center in Pekin, Ill., commissioned artist Morgan Elser to sculpt the outdoor patina over bronze bust. "We’re just thrilled to be here today and so surprised that Scott is here. Scott’s presence is an added bonus — we’re just thrilled," said Karan.
  • Luke Palmerlee, a spokesman for the Evangelical Covenant Church in Chicago said that less than 24 hours after the church offered 300 free used hymnals for the asking – all of them were gone. The hymnals are going to seven local Covenant congregations and one Covenant conference camp, he said.
  • Lula Claire Parmley Fund, the endowment was recently established at Pasadena, Calif., City College with a $100,000 donation from Richard Hudson, Pasadena Junior College class of 1942, to enrich the school's library music resources. The fund is in memory of one of Hudson's former instructors at the college. "Lula Claire Parmley [right] made harmony classes a fascinating adventure for me," he said. "My later concentration on music at the Oberlin Conservatory and elsewhere was well served by her strong and encouraging instruction." The monies will be used to purchase any type of library music material, including books, periodicals, and audio and video recordings.
  • Lynda Parmely, the Beaumont, Texas, resident was found negligent in an auto crash that occurred five years ago by a Jefferson County jury. Belinda Richard filed suit in August 2006, alleging that on Nov. 9, 2005, Lynda "recklessly and carelessly" caused the collision by failing to yield the right-of-way. The did not specify how or where the incident occurred. Jurors awarded Richard $1,100 in past medical expenses, $300 in lost wages and $1,011.21 for the decreased market value of her vehicle. They did not award Richard any money for her alleged mental anguish.
  • M.D. Parmley, the pastor at First Church UPCI in Batesville, Ark., performed the wedding ceremony for niece Morgan Beth Camden of Locust Grove, who married Ryan Michael Stroup.
  • Marian Kay Parmely, the 53-year-old Waterloo, Iowa, woman had to be extracted from a wrecked car she was riding in just outside of La Porte, Iowa. Chester Lee Bailey, 51, also of Waterloo, was northbound on La Porte Road when his vehicle veered onto the right shoulder, according to a Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office report. Bailey then overcorrected, bringing his 1994 Pontiac Grand Am across the center line before attempting to correct his steering again, this time sending the car into the ditch. The vehicle rolled over on its top and slid along some railroad tracks for 30 to 40 feet, then flipped back over and came to stop. Bailey, who was suspected of driving under the influence, was taken to Covenant Hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. Marian was taken to Allen Hospital.
  • Matthew Parmelee has joined the St. Joseph County, Ind., Sheriff's Department. The recent academy graduate holds the rank of patrolman.
  • Matthew Parmley, the Oklahoma State University football fan from Tulsa was among those polled on Coach Mike Gundy's upcoming sixth season. While wins, bowl games and talent are all trending up, so are expectations. Referring to the school's big donor, oilman Boone Pickens, who regularly says that at 82 he doesn't plant small trees, Matthew said: "Mr. Pickens has put enough money in the program. He expects results."
  • Melissa Parmley, the Peabody, Kan., retirement home human resources director was quoted in a story about 96-year-old keggler and Legacy Park resident Dorothy Whistler who bowled a 190.
  • Mid Parmley, the Lacey, Wash., duffer aced the 91-yard, No. 3 hole at the Links Course at the Golf Club at Hawks Prairie with an 8-iron.
  • Parmalee, right, the rock band stopped at a radio station and performed its new song "Sorry."
  • Parmalee Trading Post, the Oscoda County, Mich., store had two break-ins within two hours of each other. Owner Mark Patullo said the initial entry took place through a window, but failed to set off the alarm. He said that two people entered the building and tried to enter the store’s safe. One of them returned later, accompanied by a different person, and set off the alarm. Less than $500 in merchandise, including liquor and cigarettes, was stolen. State Police are investigating.
  • Paul Parmelee, left, a physician with the Plymouth County, Iowa, Coroner's Office pronounced James Bruce Netley, 63, dead after a tree fell on him.
  • Pearl Parmelee, the head of marketing and promotions at Mama Sita’s USA has led culinary classes at several University of California campuses, teaching students on how to prepare Filipino dishes. "Our goal is getting people to recognize that Filipino food is good as well," Pearl said. "I really wish it was more mainstream, but it’s getting there."
  • Preston Parmelee, the Elkhorn South, Iowa, tennis player and partner Wayne Lemoine lost to South Sioux City's Guillermo Ortiz and Deric Hoch, 8-0, in doubles play.
  • Shannon Parmelee, the Taylor, Mich., resident donned a pink tutu to walk the 60-mile Susan G. Komen Michigan 3-Day for the Cure to raise funds for breast cancer research and support programs. "I walk for my grandma," she said. (Photo credit: Observer & Eccentric)
  • Steve Parmelee, the Snowmass, Colo., resident warned the Town Council that there will be consequences to raising taxes "during an economic collapse." Voters in November will decide the fate of a property tax to help purchase the Droste property and fund transportation for the town. Residential property owners would see increases of about $65 per $1 million worth of value; commercial property owners about three times as much. The tax would sunset after seven years, with the transportation funding portion expiring in five years. Steve said businesses would have to raise prices to cover the expense of the tax, and the government would lose revenues such as property taxes on the lots and building permit fees because the Droste property was not being developed. "I’m not saying it’s all negative, but there are tradeoffs."
  • Todd Parmelee is a member of the Golden Gaming Group, a fantasy football league in Las Vegas. Two draft parties were held at the Sierra Gold Tavern, one group paying $75 each to buy into a league. "We set up the draft kit so they can come in and basically everything is one-stop shopping," said Todd.
  • William Parmely, the student from Spokane, Wash., has been named to Gonzaga University’s spring semester dean’s and president’s lists.

... and from Colorado: A $1.7 million road project in Turkey Creek Canyon on a 3-mile stretch of U.S. 285 from the Morrison exit to the Parmalee Gulch interchange. Improvements that included rock mitigation, concrete median barrier construction, guardrails and shoulder improvements, began Aug. 23 after a landslide, the Colorado Department of Transportation said. 

10-07 NEWS

Dianne and Dave Parmley of Grand Island, Neb., have opened Just Desserts, a shop that specializes in cakes for all occasions, but Dianne bakes other desserts for sale every day -- brownies, lemon and other fruit bars, cheesecake cups, turnovers, cream puffs, and a small line of Greek pastries, including baklava. The Greek pastries are in honor of her husband's cultural heritage. Dianne says she will also provide special holiday baking, such as pies and cookies. "We can do specialty items or special requests, but we need at least between 48 and 72 hours," she said. Dianne is the head baker, and Dave and a part-time employee provide the extra help. She learned her love of baking from her mother and grandmothers, working alongside them in their farm kitchens, learning all the secrets of making good desserts. It's that farm freshness that Parmley wants to capture with her bakery -- a return to those traditions that made grandma's kitchen a very special place. Dianne also worked for 17 years in a grocery store bakery. "I got out of that, but I still had my love for baking," she said. "I still wanted to bake. That was my dream." The path she took to make that dream come true started with a bike ride through the streets of downtown Grand Island with her husband. "We saw a couple of buildings, and my husband told me, 'Be careful what you dream for,' " she said. Before they knew it, they found the right location. The couple and some friends did the remodeling to turn the building into a bakery. The Parmleys lives upstairs. Just Desserts, at 206 N. Locust St., is open 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays; and closed on Sundays and Mondays; (308) 384-2764. (Photo credit: Scott Kingsley / Grand Island Independent)

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

  • Abby Parmely, the Abilene, Texas, resident has been named to Howard Payne University’s dean’s list for the spring semester.
  • Ann Marie Parmalee, our condolences to her and husband Hank of Norwalk, Conn., on the death of her father, Nicholas W. Andriopoulos, 86.
  • Bailey Parmelee, the Greenville, Mich., High School athlete was named to the OK White All-Conference Girls Track Team.
  • Beth Parmley, the Joplin, Mo., tennis player and Anne Ranz halved their singles matches as Joplin won just enough singles matches over Springfield to retain the Women’s Horton Smith Cup.
  • Bob Parmley, he and his creamery partners Alan Mandle and Maurice Walton have been commended for one of their cheeses. Appleby Creamery’s Eden Valley Organic Brie was named winner of the soft-cheese category at the annual Fine Food North West Awards in Westmoreland, England. In a bid to improve the artisan methods behind the product, Bob spent time in France studying that country’s cheese-making techniques.
  • Brenda Parmalee, the Floridian has been cast in a leadership role with Pilot Club of Fort Pierce and the St. Lucie County Education Foundation.
  • Brenda Parmley, the Quiz Bowl coach who sponsored three teams, including the one cited for most sportsmanship, was presented with the Chair's Award at the 16th annual Arna Bontemps African American Heritage Quiz Bowl on the Louisiana State University's Alexandria.
  • Catie Parmelee, the outfielder reflected on the Whitehall, Mich., High School varsity softball team's amazing list of accomplishments. Since 2007, she and four other seniors own a 52-4 West Michigan Conference record, three league titles, and a 32-game conference wins streak--that’s over two seasons without a loss. They hold a 114-35 overall record, earning a 34-4 record last year, and currently hold a 29-5 overall record. "I feel pretty confident we can get it done," said Catie, "and I feel glad we’re all together. If just one of us wasn’t in this, I’m not sure we’d be here at all. We’re together in this."
  • Chip Parmley, the Bill’s Electric worker, left, pulls the bottom half of a new light pole into place to connect it with the upper half outside Tiger Stadium in Bentonville, Ark. The 1- to 4-ton poles are being recalled by the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission because several have collapsed. (Photo credit: Jason Ivester / Arkansas Democrat Gazette)
  • Chris Parmelee, the minor league baseball player has been kicked back up to the New Britain Rock Cats in Connecticut. His exile to the Fort Myers, Fla., Miracle was a short one. "No matter where I'm at, I'm going to help whatever team I'm on to win," said Chris. A Twins first-round pick in the 2006 draft, he's been hitting .186 with three home runs and 13 RBI in 28 Double-A games.
  • David Palmerlee, the Sheridan, Wyo., attorney is representing ranch owner Russell Gordy in a controversial land swap proposal. The Houston-based Gordy, who is trying to consolidate his holdings, has withdrawn his plan to exchange 6,353 acres of deeded land northeast of Hat Six Road near Casper for 14,019 acres of state trust land between his Falls Ranch on Muddy Mountain and Hat Six Road. More than 250 people, mostly sportsmen and landowners, opposed the proposal at a Casper public hearing.
  • Dianne Parmalee, the artist is teaching a needle felting workshop this summer in Bethlehem, Conn.
  • Evelyn M. Parmley, she sold her Hopkins Road property in Amherst, N.Y., to Marcia C. Jordon for $131,000.
  • Gavin Parmley, the actor portrayed hero Seymour Krelborn in Pensacola Little Theatre's recent production of "Little Shop of Horrors." Said one critic: "In Parmley's hands, Seymour is every bit the sappy milquetoast he is meant to be, but this comes with a generous helping of angst. Parmley lets us see Seymour's agony has he somehow musters the courage to stay his tragic course whenever timidity or good judgment threatens to derail him."
  • Harry Parmelee, the Florida golfer scored a 58 as Low Net, Flight B in Northeast County Men’s League action at the Fairwinds Golf Course at Fort Pierce.
  • Ian Parmley, the relief pitcher earned the save with three scoreless innings as the Everett, Wash., Merchants defeated the Seattle Studs, 6-1, in Pacific International League play at the University of Puget Sound.
  • Jaxon Parmley, the young farmer was awarded the rookie division showmanship title at the Swine Grand Drive at the Putnam County Fair at Greencastle, Ind.
  • Jean Watson Parmly, at 95 the organization's oldest member, and daughter Suzanne Parmly, will be honored with other charter members of Guild of Creative, an arts cooperative offering exhibition space, in Shrewsbury, N.J.
  • Jerry Parmeley, a member of the Centralia, Mo., Board of Aldermen and former mayor, did not make the cut for a seat on the Boone Hospital Center Board of Trustees. The County Commission has selected three finalists out of 10 applicants.
  • Joan Parmley, events committee secretary, was pleased with the turnout for the Tupton Carnival. About 2,000 turned out for the Derbyshire village's seventh annual event. "And all the hard work paid off," Joan said. "It was an absolutely brilliant day. A big thank you must go to local people, the organizers and the participants." Diane Parmley is one of the committee's two treasurers.
  • Kade Parmelly, the fifth-grader at Wylie Intermediate School in Abilene, Texas, received a Citizenship Award for the sixth six-week grading period.
  • Kerstin Parmley, the poet was one of six candidates from the University of Missouri's Master of Fine Arts program to read their work at Poetry at the Point in Maplewood, Mo.
  • Laurie Parmely, the attorney for Blue Cross Blue Shield says the health care provider is disappointed with the $4.5 million verdict reached by a Pontiac, Mich., jury which found that her client interfered in a physical therapy company's business. TheraMatrix Physical Therapy sued Blue Cross Blue Shield in 2008 for breach of contract regarding a deal the company had with Ford and for interfering with the company's negotiations with Chrysler. TheraMatrix was seeking $15 million in damages. "We don't think it actually reflects the facts as presented to them," Laurie said of the jurors. "We will review the record and find if there are any grounds to appeal."
  • Lucille Parmelee, on the left with Grace Donley, take in one last lunch at Shrank's Cafeteria before it closes for the summer. "It always looks so clean and pretty here," says Lucille, 87. "I feel at home here." The former owners of the Battle Creek business will return and reopen this fall. (Photo credit: Kevin Hare / The Enquirer)
  • Marcy Parmley, right, has qualified as championship agent at Farmers Insurance in Bakersfield, Calif. The designation reflects outstanding overall performance in terms of sales volume, client retention and profitability. She was among 180 agents invited to attend a championship conference in San Diego.
  • Mark Parmelee, the cross-country cyclist from Waterford, Mich., placed second in the short track race for men 19 to 29 at the SolVista Bike Park at Granby, Colo.
  • Mark and Annette Parmelee, the Shavertown, Pa., couple who are co-owners of Cook & Cook Auctions in Plains Township will assist in an auction in April to help raise funds for a nonprofit agency in Georgia. Scheduled to attend are a couple from Plains, Ga. -- former President and Rosalynn Carter.
  • Martin Parmley, the veteran batsman helped Grantham return to its winning ways. Batting first, Grantham’s innings were held together by Martin who batted throughout the afternoon for his unbeaten 103. No other batsman could make a significant contribution in South Lincs & Border League Division One cricket.
  • Mason Parmelee, the Newark Valley High School graduating senior received a $1,000 scholarship from members of VFW Post 1371 in Owego, N.Y. Mason will be attending the University of Rochester to study pre-med.
  • Michael Parmale, left, the member of Boy Scouts Troop #146 was on hand to accept the presentation of an American flag from Jackson Township Supervisor Chairman John Jay Wilkes Jr. on behalf of a local Pennsylvania congressman at the dedication of a new flag pole at Recreation Park on Flag Day.
  • Michael Parmelee, the Dallas, Pa., student at Gate of Heaven School participated in "Scout Invasion Day" for spring recruitment.
  • Nichole Parmelly, the Arapaho County spokeswoman has been promoting the county fair in Aurora. "We’re one of the few counties in Colorado that has four tractor pulls throughout the fair, Nicole said.
  • Parmalee Farm, the 132-acre town-owned property in Killingworth, Conn., is to receive funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for storm damage this year that collapsed a barn and did other damage in town. Trench work is also scheduled to be done and electricity will be introduced to the farmhouse. The 1847 Killingworth homestead, which belonged to Horace Linsley and Eunice Maria (Parmelee) Parmelee, is on State Route 81. Horace [1819-1898; Moses, Asahel, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] and Maria [1822-1905; Rufus, Cornelius, Josiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] were third cousins.
  • Parmalee Hall, right, the Colorado State University dormitory and Braiden Hall will undergo $26 million in renovations and additions. Each will get a fourth floor, adding 124 beds to each building, along with study lounges.
  • Parmly Billings Library, the Billings, Mont., institution lost a handful of books deposited in the outdoor book drops after floodwaters entered the basement’s southwest corner. The water entered the library near an emergency exit and receded through floor drains. Some downtown businesses were also hit by the storm.
  • Paul Parmley, business representative for the Teamsters Local 760 in Washington, said he can see the potential cost savings benefit of recently installed real-time, GPS units on Douglas County vehicles, but he doesn’t agree with county officials wanting access to 24 months of data to locate violations. He said he'd be fine if the county wanted to use the data to check on a specific incident, "but I don’t support them having random access to search for infractions." Nearly 50 units were installed on snow plows, graders, dump trucks and vehicles used by some of the planning, supervisor and inspection staff.
  • Peter Parmelee Jr., the 1977 graduate of Roger Ludlowe High School, was one of several recalling good times at Rawley's Drive-In. "It was quick, you could sit and watch your food cooked, and most of all, they were great [with] hot dogs. Had mine with mustard, relish and onion and, if I could afford it, I would get a fry." The Fairfield, Conn., drive-in opened in 1947.
  • Terri Parmly, the golfer placed second in the Fourth of July flag tournament's women's division at Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
  • Wesley Parmelly, the fifth-grader at Wylie Intermediate School in Abilene, Texas, was named to the A Honor Roll for the sixth six-week grading period.

... and from South Carolina: Alvin Greene, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate is being investigated by the State Law Enforcement Division with the blessing of state party Chairman Jay Parmley, right. Officials are trying to figure out where the unemployed military veteran got the cash to run for office. Greene, who lives with his father and waged no visible campaign, says he saved up the money to pay the $10,000 filing fee, but many in the Democratic Party aren't so sure about that. "When this is over, I think we will be able to say if Alvin Greene, this was his own money fine, but many people believe it was not and if it's not then those people need to be prosecuted to fullest extent of the law," said Jay.Greene stunned the party establishment June 8 when he defeated Vic Rawl in the primary -- 59% to 41% -- to see who would face Republican U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, the heavy favorite in the fall. Rawl contended he lost because of problems with electronic voting machines, including people who tried to vote for Rawl but whose ballots showed Greene's name checked instead.

10-05 NEWS

A drunken Travis Parmelee, 36, of Jacksonville, Fla., was stunned with a Taser and taken into custody May 7 after he refused to stop heckling Tiger Woods on the 11th hole of The Players Championship at the Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Travis, who was released from St. Johns County Jail the following day, has been charged with disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest without violence. Bond was $1,500. Security guards on duty at the second round of the golf tournament told Travis to stop yelling several times before calling the sheriff, who dispatched deputies to make an arrest. Sheriff's Capt. Dave Messenger said Travis became more combative as officers tried to calm him down. When he resisted being taken into custody, he was Tasered once. Messenger said that Travis had been drinking. (Photo credit: Bob Self / Florida Times Union)

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

  • Alex Palmerlee, the ranch manager was to lead a sold-out guided walk through secluded Bray Canyon on Audubon California's Bobcat Ranch near Winters, Calif.
  • Allan Parmelee, the inmate was wrongly denied the opportunity to argue for the release of the personnel files of his Department of Corrections guards, which he had sought in 2004 through a public-disclosure request, the Washington Supreme Court has ruled, 5-4. He had said he wanted the files so he could find "a couple big ugly dudes to come to Walla Walla for some late night service on these punks." Allan, a former legal assistant sent to prison for torching the cars of two lawyers, filed 788 requests with the Department of Corrections in one five-month period in 2005, officials said. (His obituary)
  • Amber Parmelee, the flutist was one of nine South Seneca County's musicians to have been selected to perform with the Richard A. Herfort Lions Youth Band in Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Andrew Parmley was one of the warm-up acts for Pete Doherty at the Inside Out club in Darlington, England.
  • Ashlyn Parmley, the track team member at Baxter Springs, Kan., High School won the 110 hurdles and placed second in the 300 hurdles at the CNC track meet at John R. Hughes Memorial Stadium.
  • Bailey Parmelee, the Greenville, Mich., High School runner place third in the 400- and 800-meter races at Muskegon with times of 1:02.94 and 2:36.46, respectively.
  • Beth Parmley, the golfer shot a 356 to place fifth in the Greater Joplin, Mo., Women’s Golf City Championship at Schifferdecker Municipal Golf Course.
  • Caitlyn Parmelee, the Waverly, N.Y., resident received a Bachelor of Arts from Nazareth College in Rochester, N.Y.
  • Carlon Parmelee, the Michigan baseball player's two-out two-run home run in the top of the sixth scored the game-winning runs for the Greenville Yellow Jackets in a 5-4 victory over Grand Rapids Catholic Central.
  • Carol Parmelee-Blancato, right, the former interim superintendent is one of many named in a lawsuit filed by the parents of a Watertown High School student who reported suffering a burn from spilled soup. Michele and Anthony Petrie are suing on behalf of their son, Oliver. According to the suit, Oliver was in the grinder line on May 27, 2008, purchasing his lunch, when an employee bumped into his tray while serving him, causing his soup to spill on his left forearm. The boy suffered a second-degree burn, the suit says, and scarring, permanent sun and heat sensitivity to his left arm, a shock to his nervous system, lost time from school, severe mental and physical pain, emotional stress and psychological trauma. Other defendants are the Board of Education, its chairwoman and vice chairman at the time of the incident, a former superintendent, the high school, the principal, the cafeteria director, the school nurse, a teacher, and the town of Watertown.
  • Catie Parmelee, the Whitehall, Mich., Viking softball player had two hits in a 7-2 win over the Mona Shores Sailors.
  • Chris Parmalee, the minor league baseball player has been sent back to the Class A team at Fort Myers, Fla., by the Minnesota Twins.
  • Corin Parmley, the attendee of the annual Spring Fling in Florence, Kan., won a Wagon Wheel gift certificate. Melissa Parmley won a Doyle Creek Steak House dinner for two.
  • Danielle Parmelee, the Molalla High School duffer and her team topped off an undefeated season with a state championship at Eagle Crest Resort golf course in Redmond, Va., defending state champions St. Mary's Academy of Medford, by just three strokes.
  • Dave Parmley, he and 13th Floor Design Group co-owner Eric Ruffing have helped produce a hipper take on the alphabet for kids with "Alternative ABCs." The Ladera Ranch, Calif., duo's board book features original, colorful, and graphic illustrations and typography. F is for Flames ... and D is for Duuuude!
  • David Palmerlee, the University of Wyoming trustee has been chosen treasurer of the board.
  • Emy Parmley, right, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Parmley, was married to Gary Keeling, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Keeling of Loveland, Colo., at Thunderhead Lodge at the top of the Steamboat Springs, Colo., gondola. The bride is a 2000 graduate of Summit High and is employed by Routt County in the GIS Department. The groom is a 1991 graduate of the Campion Academy in Loveland. He is employed with the U.S. Forest Service. The couple resides in Steamboat Springs.
  • Gary Parmley, the angler and partner Willie Jameson had yet another massive total catch at the Caistron Trout Fishery near Rothbury, Northumberland, England.
  • Gayle Parmelee, The associate professor emeritus and coordinator of the Loyola Preparatory Ballet Program helped stage a performance featuring the "Prologue" from Tchaikovsky’s "The Sleeping Beauty" ballet, at Loyola University New Orleans as part of National Dance Week.
  • Hank and Ann Marie Parmalee, our condolences to them on the recent death of her father, Nicholas William Andriopoulos, 86, of Norwalk, Conn.
  • Ian Parmley, left, the utility player was named to the All-Tournament team after his Bellevue, Wash., Bulldogs fell to Lane Community College, 8-6, in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges baseball championship. (Photo credit: Bill Wagner / The Daily News)
  • Ingram C. Parmley, the Class of 1958 member was inducted into the Martin Methodist College Hall of Distinction at a jubilee dinner at the Pulaski, Tenn., school.
  • Jayce Parmley, the Neosho Wildcat baseball player had two hits and knocked in four runs in a 12-12 tie with the Frontenac Heat at the third annual Gas House Gang Classic in Pittsburg, Kan.
  • Jennifer Parmelee, the spokeswoman for the U.N. World Food Program says an emergency in Niger has prompted the program to more than double its assistance to drought victims. In February, a military junta removed longtime President Mamadou Tandja. She says that with a new government in place, providers are better prepared than they were five years ago. "By almost any measure, it is the world’s poorest country," Jennifer says. "Years of deprivation have left them extremely vulnerable to any crisis. ... The last time, it was a plague of locusts, and this time it’s drought."
  • Jerry Parmeley, a member of the Centralia, Mo., Board of Aldermen and former mayor of that town, is one of 10 applicants for a seat on the Boone Hospital Center Board of Trustees. The County Commission has selected three finalists from a that group but has not said who they are.
  • Jesse Parmely, the Miller High School junior won the shot put with a throw of 39 feet, 3.5 inches at the South Dakota Class A girls state meet.
  • John Parmley, the assistant U.S. Attorney announced in San Diego that a man responsible for the importation of as much as 66 pounds of heroin from Mexico has been sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison.
  • Josh Parmelee, general manager at Ideal Bar & Grill in Santa Cruz, Calif., said his Beach Street eatery was staffing up for the expected arrival of thousands of cycling aficionados watching the Amgen Tour of California.
  • Josh Parmeley, the student from Topsail High School in Hampstead, N.C., and his electric vehicle class collected 11 trophies in the SMARTT Challenge competition in Raleigh, N.C., against high schools from as far away as Iowa and Florida. Josh and Jeff Harris took first in range (53 miles); Josh and Ryan Stone took third in troubleshooting; Josh, Ryan and Aaron Hackett were second in the autocross; and the team won the auto design.
  • Kaelyn Parmalee, she fired a shot just wide of the post for Vernon United’s U15 girls in a 2-0 loss to the Penticton Pinnacles in British Columbia soccer action.
  • Kathy Parmley, the first-grade teacher from Hygiene Elementary in Longmont, Colo., is retiring after five years in the classroom.
  • Kenton Parmley, the slugger's three-run homer with two outs in the top of the ninth was the difference in the game as Southeast Missouri won a 13-11 slugfest over Central Arkansas. He broke Southeast's single-season record in runs scored this year with 65. He was hitting .385 with 11 homers, nine doubles, 40 RBIs and 12 stolen bases to tie for the team lead. He is a quarterfinalist for the Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Award.
  • Lauren Parmley, right, the 18-year-old Folsom, Calif., senior was a member of the first graduating class of Vista del Lago High School. She was involved in art, drama and writing throughout and said Vista gave her an opportunity to grow and create with her talents. "Most of the programs were new and we had to work out some of the kinks, but being able to lay out the traditions was amazing," she said. "I’m excited to be graduating, but there are a few things that I’m really going to miss like class and friends." Lauren plans to attend Folsom Lake College this fall and major in literature.
  • Matthew C. Parmley, left, the 24-year-old Sheboygan man will continue to register as a sex offender, a Wisconsin appeals court has ruled. Matthew was 18 when he had sex with a 14-year-old girl. The appeals court adopted a new rule for interpreting a law that exempts offenders who are less than four years older than their victims from registering. The three-judge panel decided that the age difference is to be calculated by comparing the birth dates, not the calendar year ages, of the two. He had pleaded no contest to second-degree sexual assault of a child, was sentenced to five years' probation and ordered to register as a sex offender. He had asked last year to be exempted from registration, saying he served his probation without violations.
  • Nick Parmelee, the racer placed third behind Dustin Ash and Robert Ewing at the 40-lap NASCAR Super Late Model feature at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
  • Parmalee Bridge State Forest Campground, the Oscoda County site was closed for well repairs by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment.
  • The Parmele Bed & Breakfast, the Plattsmouth, Neb., landmark hosted the second annual Art In the Yard Show over Memorial Day Weekend.
  • Randal Parmley, the seventh-grader was one of four Barren County, Ky., Middle School students to receive an award for becoming Community Emergency Response Team members.
  • Robin Parmley, the president of the Loomis, Calif., Teachers Assn. and her fellow instructors president, agreed to take three additional furlough days for this year and 10 furlough days for the 2010-11 school year in a labor agreement that cuts pay, but brings back all terminated teachers and programs, including music and phys ed.
  • Russell Parmelee, the 50-year-old owner of a foreclosure-related business, will face PepsiCo Inc. service technician Robert Baker, 44, and charter school teacher Eric Mockerman, 31, for a four-year seat on the Godfrey Lee Board of Education in Wyoming, Mich. Russell resigned his seat last year and was sentenced to 12 months' nonreporting probation after pleading no contest to charges of disorderly contact in a conflict with a 16-year-old Lee High School student, and to making harassing phone calls to the mother of the boy's girlfriend. (See earlier story.)
  • Shawna Parmelly, the English teacher at Cooper High School in Abilene, Texas, was one of 42 honored at the 17th annual "Spotlight on Teachers" program at the Civic Center. Asked what she liked best about teaching, the 17-year veteran quickly replied: "The kids."
  • Susan Parmele, the Champlain Valley, Vt., High School ballplayer added two hits for the Redhawks in a 10-3 loss to Mount Mansfield.
  • Tanner Parmley, the Wiley, Colo., High School senior was one of 260 to have been named a Daniels Scholar and will receive a college scholarship.
  • Taylor Parmley, the volleyball player from Seneca, Mo., High School was named to the Big 8 All-Conference Honorable Mention team and the All-Area second team.
  • Terri Parmly, Alice Temm and Ann Dombrowski tallied a 74 to win a best ball handicap tournament at Dalhousie Golf Club at Cape Girardeau, Mo.
  • Terry Parmelee, the supply designer, right, and Joe Hensel, chairman of Polyflow of Akron, Ohio, are taking recyclables destined for a landfill--plastics, rubber, carpeting and Styrofoam--and convert them into a chemical liquid gas that can be refined into diesel, gasoline and a chemical intermediate that can be used to make plastics. (Photo credit: Ed Suba Jr. / Akron Beacon Journal)
  • Tre Parmalee, the athlete from Penn High School in Mishawaka, Ind., won the long jump with a leap of 19 feet, 11.5 inches in an 11-team track and field meet. Penn placed third with 90.5 points, 9.5 behind the winner, St. Joseph's.
  • Zach Parmley, the soccer player scored one of Bonney Lake, Wash., High School's goals in a 2-0 win over White River.
... and from Jefferson County, Colo.: A 60-ton boulder fell onto U.S. 285 in Turkey Creek Canyon, below Parmalee Gulch. No vehicles were hit or ran into the rock when it fell just before 6 p.m. and blocked both southbound lanes. It took four hours for highway workers to move the boulder enough so that traffic could get by. The Colorado Department of Transportation will have to blast the boulder to remove it. ... Update on repairs.

10-04 NEWS

Jennifer Parmelee [Alfred "Fred" Gray, Foster, William Goodell, Jared Henry, James, James, Phineas, Isaac, Isaac, John, John], spokeswoman for the United Nation's World Food Program, says the coupon-distribution program in Haiti is working to prevent strong young men from forcing themselves to the front of food lines after the recent earthquake. The agency, Jennifer said, "is aware of reports that our coupons have been resold, and we’ve also heard allegations of forgeries. However, all evidence from our cooperating partners who are managing the distributions ... is that this is not a widespread issue." Now, with hundreds of thousands leaving Port-au-Prince for the country, the program will have add distributions in the rural areas, requiring new assessments and strategies. "You can't just drive into a town and start handing out food," Jennifer said." And relief efforts are shifting, she says. "As we move beyond emergency food assistance to a longer-term food security strategy, the focus will be on investing in Haiti’s human capital.This new strategy includes boosting local agriculture production and supporting local markets across the country as well as providing safety nets for the most vulnerable."

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

  • Alan Parmelee, the business administrator presented a leaner annual budget to the Woodbine, N.J., Board of Education in response to a $223,000 reduction in state funds for the 2010-11 school year and the need to keep taxes at 2009-10 levels.
  • Amanda Henderson Parmelee, the Lenoir-Rhyne University student has been named to the dean's list at the Hickory, N.C., school. She's from Cashiers, N.C.
  • Andrew Parmelee, the actor was singled out for his performance as Michael in the rock musical "tick, tick ,,, BOOM!" at Cassidy Theatre in Parma Heights, Ohio. "He clearly embodies the role of the ambivalent character, who is interested more in his fancy car and lifestyle than in being creative," says critic Chuck Polifiaco. Andrew is on the far right in the cast photo.
  • Athena Parmalee, the Cross County, Ark., woman, right, was one of three people facing drug charges after a routine traffic stop. Officers said that a search of the car turned up alcohol, meth, and drug paraphernalia. George Golden, Tommy Joe Catlett and Athena were charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver meth, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Bill Parmelee, the chief financial officer for National Gypsum Company in Charlotte, N.C., is the treasurer-elect of the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research.
  • Bob Parmelee, the Tea Party activist has filed for a place on the May council ballot in Bastrop, Texas, and will face Joe Beal, who is seeking reelection to a second two-year term. Bob was ejected for being disruptive at a gathering last fall at Bastrop's Kerr Community Center which featured Rep. Lloyd Doggett, a Democrat.
  • Brian Parmelee, the deputy fire marshal helped investigate a blaze at the Country Waffles Restaurant in Springfield, Ore. "You could say it's good in a way that nobody was in there," Brian said, "But if somebody had been working, they probably would have seen the fire a lot earlier. They would have been able to call us early on or use the fire extinguisher themselves to put that fire out."
  • Cathy Parmelee, the Juneau artist's mixed-media collages were shown at the Juneau Artists Gallery. Cathy, who has lived in Alaska since 1981, is the newest member of the cooperatively run gallery. At right is one of her works.
  • Chance Parmly, the Fluvanna County (Va.) Public School athlete placed third in the pole vault at a meet at Liberty University in Lynchburg.
  • Charlie Parmalee, the avid outdoorsman, left, was named winner of this year's Verlen Kruger Award, which goes to a person who has supported and promoted conservation and paddle sports in Michigan.
  • Chris Parmalee, one of 14 nonroster Minnesota Twins players invited to spring training has been optioned back to the minors. He'll be playing for the Rock Cats of New Britain, Conn. He had been first baseman for the Fort Myers Miracle in Florida, and before that played for the Beloit Snappers and the Gulf Coast League Twins.
  • Cody Parmley, the Monticello, Ky., High School junior varsity basketball player was honored at a recent awards banquet for his shooting. He was presented an award for Highest Field Goal Percentage.
  • Eric Parmelee, the Seymour, Conn., High School basketball player sank a 3-pointer and went 1 for 2 at the foul line in the Warriors' 56-43 loss to Ansonia.
  • Gavin Parmley, the dancer was a part of the ensemble of The Curtain Call Productions' staging of "Victor/Victoria" in the Pensacola, Fla., Little Theatre Mainstage.
  • Heath Parmley, the Baldwin (Kan.) High School grappler in the 171-pound weight class went 1-2 at the Class 4A state wrestling finals in Topeka.
  • Henry William Parmalee III, the Los Angeles man is engaged to wed Caroline "Casey" Mary O'Connor. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Parmalee Jr. of Norwalk, Conn., and a 1994 graduate of St. Luke's School and a 1998 graduate of the University of Connecticut. She is the daughter of Dennis O'Connor of Port Huron, Mich., and Mr. and Mrs. James Beyer of Sandusky, Mich. She is a 1995 graduate of Deckerville Community High School and a 2000 graduate of Western Michigan University. An Aug. 6 wedding is planned in Santa Monica, Calif. The honeymoon couple will reside in Los Angeles with 3-year-old daughter Chloe.
  • Ian Parmley, the Bellevue Bulldog baseball player is safe at third, right, to the chagrin of Todd Dalrymple of the Olympic Rangers. The Bellevue, Wash., community college won the first game of a double-header, 14-6, but lost the second, 5-4. (Photo credit: Aaron Gould / The Olympian)
  • Jalen Parmele, the 220-pound running back from Midland, Mich., has signed with the Baltimore Ravens. A critical special teams contributor last season, Jalen totaled seven special teams tackles and averaged 31.4 yards on nine kickoff returns.
  • James Parmelee, the Fairfax County, Va., resident urged the Board of Supervisors not to hike property taxes. Supervisors are considering a 7 percent increase close a $257 million budget gap. "These increased fees, these increased taxes, are just a drip-drip-drip, pushing peoples budgets further into problems," James said at the first of three public hearings. "I'm optimistic that they could balance the budget without raising taxes, but I'm not optimistic that they will."
  • Jeff Parmelee, an associate professor of biology at Simpson College, told students in an e-mail that he was resigning from teaching and taking a leave of absence for the rest of the semester. "I can say with certainty it was with great sadness that I resigned from the college," Jeff said. "President Byrd graciously accepted my resignation and allowed me to part with the college and take care of myself." He was teaching comparative anatomy, human anatomy and a senior colloquium this semester. Jeff came to Simpson in 1999 after receiving his master’s degree from Illinois State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. (Feature story.)
  • John W. Parmley, the Watertown, Wisc., resident is vying for the District No. 3 seat on the Jefferson County Board of Supervisors in the April 6 election. He' challenging incumbent Greg David. John worked at Durant Eaton from 1964-94 as a designer and draftsman. “I am running for this position to give voters a choice. I do not like it when only one name is on the ballot," John's statement of candidacy reads. He and his wife, Janet, have four grown children and six grandchildren.
  • Justin Parmalee, the Kansas City, Kan., Community College baseball player had two singles for the Blue Devils in an 11-1 victory over Ottawa.
  • Kaelyn Parmalee, the Vernon United soccer player, at left in the stripes, was one of three members of her squad who connected on shoot-out goals as the Vernon United U15B girls earned the bronze medal at the Icebreaker Soccer Tournament at Beasley Park in British Columbia's Lake Country. (Photo credit: Vernon Morning Star)
  • Katie Parmalee, the Whitehall High School softball player had two hits for the Vikings in a recent 12-2 victory over Muskegon Oakridge, 12-2, in West Michigan Conference play.
  • Kenton Parmley, the Southeast Missouri State sophomore shortstop, right, connects with the ball in a 12-11 win over Missouri State at Capaha Field in Cape Girardeau. (Photo credit: Kristin Eberts / Southeast Missourian)
  • Kristene Parmley, the 17-year-old has graduated from the Stanislaus Military Academy in Turlock, Calif.. Said her mother, Angel: "Her mood swings were bad. When I'd pick her up from school, I never knew if she'd be on something [drugs]. And we'd get into fights, physical fighting. Now, I pick her up from school, she's always in a good mood." Kristene's struggles were the result of conflicts with her estranged father, Angel said. She rebelled and started hanging out with destructive friends with whom she no longer is in contact. "I question where she would be if she didn't come here. Would she be strung out on the street?" Angel said. "I don't know of a school that would have helped her like this school did."
  • Lucretia Louise Parmelee, she and Margaret Ann Brierley sold their two-bedroom, one-bath home in Ballard, Wash., to Cara Marie Forrler and Randal C. Richardson. The 1,070-square-foot house, built in 1941, sold for $420,000.
  • Mason Parmalee, the Newark Valley, N.Y., High School senior was a second-team all-division pick in the Interscholastic Athletic Conference South Large School Division in boys basketball.
  • Michael Parmalee, the Gate of Heaven pupil was a member of the junior varsity forensic team of fifth- and sixth-graders that recently participated in a competition in Pennsylvania..
  • Michael Parmly, the veteran American diplomat assisted worked behind the scenes of the Russo-U.S. nuclear arms talks in Geneva. President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed the treaty recently in Prague.
  • Michelle Parmley, the Lawrence, Kan., mother, in a story about the danger of loud toys, says her children, ages 6 and 3, have been the recipients of such thoughtful gifts and says she’d much rather share the love than have such noises fall on deaf ears. "We’ve had grandparents who bought the music set with the drums and everything," she said. "They think that’s hilarious, and we’ll just say, 'Well, we’ll just bring it with us when we come to visit.'"
  • Parmalee, the rock band shared the state at a St. Patrick's' Day benefit concert in Myrtle Beach, S.C. A portion of the proceeds went to assist the Horry County Special Olympics.
  • Patricia A.G. Parmley, the environmental scientist has joined the Central and North Louisiana Office of Providence in Lecompte. The company provides multidisciplinary engineering and environmental consulting services to businesses, municipalities and federal agencies. She specializes in the National Environmental Policy Act process.
  • The Robert Parmelee Award is named after the late coach at Middletown, Conn., High School, who coached swim teams from the 1950s to '80s. Son Russ is a first-rate swim official who does many Middletown and Xavier meets.
  • Ross and Heather Parmley, the couple were among those attending the Tulsa, Okla., Mental Health Assn.'s "Carnivale" fund-raiser at Reynolds Center arena.
  • Scott Parmele was quoted in a story about the proliferation of pizza parlors in Irondequoit, N.Y. "I’ve been to most of them around here," Scott told the local newspaper while washing clothes at a self-service laundry. "We get a pie maybe once or twice a month. I like them. It’s all New York-style pizza."
  • Seth Parmley, 14, left, and Aniesa Ricketts listen as Angy Alldredge gives a tour of the Courier & Press pressroom. The Evansville newspaper was one of 80 businesses that hosted 1,100 eighth-graders from 11 schools as part of the Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana’s Job Shadow day. (Photo credit: Molly Bartels / Courier & Press)
  • Tanner Parmley, the Wiley, Colo., High School senior received an honorable mention to the Class A state basketball team.

... and from Olympia, Wash.: A unanimous state Supreme Court ruled that the state Department of Corrections must pay convicted arsonist Allan Parmelee’s attorney fees. The case stems from a July 2005 letter he wrote to then-prison secretary Harold Clarke. Allan complained about the treatment of prisoners at Clallam Bay Corrections Center, writing that he had discovered what was causing all the tension at the prison: "Having a man-hater lesbian as a superintendent is like throwing gas on (an) already smoldering fire." Allan was cited for violating an arcane 1869 criminal libel law and given him 10 days in isolation. Once out of the hole, Allan appealed his infraction. The Court of Appeals decided in his favor two years ago, ruling that the criminal libel statute was unconstitutional. Last year, the Legislature removed the law from the books. Allan remains in prison for firebombing the car of his ex-wife’s lawyer. He has filed hundreds of public records requests demanding judges, lawyers and jailers’ personnel records, photos, addresses, work schedules and birth dates. And he once threatened to tear out a court reporter’s fingernails. (His obituary)

10-03 NEWS

Donna Karan manager Marlo Donato Parmelee is glamorous, smart ... and suffering from multiple sclerosis. As the company's U.K. support manager, it's Marlo's job to ensure that no imperfection mars the brand's sumptuousness. "I tell everyone I have MS," she told interviewer Catherine O'Brien, "but I also tell them that if I can wear heels, then anyone can." At 37, Marlo of London has the incurable neurological disease that attacks the nervous system and can cause numbness, double-vision, muscle spasms, loss of balance and acute bouts of pain. Her illness was diagnosed five years ago after she struggled for months with symptoms that -- she says half-jokingly -- forced her out of 4-inch heels and into a pair of trainers. "Sometimes I lose my center of balance, but if that happens, I grab the stair rail and fake it." Like many people who learn they have a chronic illness, she read the stories of others. Some were helpful, some less so. When she failed to find a narrative that conveyed with raw honesty exactly what she was going through, she decided to write it herself. The result is "Awkward Bitch: My Life With MS" (AuthorHouse), a no-holds-barred memoir that reveals her bleakest moments. See the complete interview with Marlo in our Features section. (Photo credit: David Yeo)

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

  • Ashley Parmly, the Lakes, Ill., High School basketball player score nine points in the Eagles' 49-47 win over North Chicago.
  • Bernie Parmalee, the former NFL running back has joined the Kansas City Chiefs staff as a tight ends coach.
  • Brad Parmley, the DeRidder, La., High School Dragons defensive coordinator, and his father, Head Coach Eric Parmley, watch as lineman Daniel Lyles signs a letter of intent to play for Henderson State as Daniel's mother beams. "It’s very exciting anytime they get a chance to further their playing career and get a college education," Eric Parmley said.
  • Brian Parmley, the Glenmora Elementary School principal reviewed the sixth-graders' Walk through History, role-playing prominent men and women since the time of cavemen. "They did a phenomenal job. A lot of work went into it; a lot of the costumes are homemade," Brian said.
  • Caitlyn Parmley, the Goreville, Ill., basketball player scored eight points in a 45-37 loss to Cobden.
  • Christen N. Parmley, the 22-year-old Bourbon, Mo., woman was killed in a head-on crash with a big rig on Missouri's Interstate 44. The trucker, Dorinel Dorosan, 47, of Belleville, Ill., was not injured. Her obit.
  • Dan Parmelee, the Lafayette, Ind., good Samaritan was part of a TV news snowstorm story after the Tippecanoe County Coroner reported three deaths all related to shoveling. "Few years ago I drove past here snow was real deep. [An elderly woman] was struggling a little bit, So I helped her shovel and I helped ever since," said Dan.
  • Darian and Emanuel Parmele, the Midland, Mich., brothers -- are playing for the Michigan Tech Huskies.
  • David Parmley, the president and owner of Covered Wagon Tours in Hornell, N.Y., got a phone call telling him his red 1993 Sierra pickup was ablaze. The truck -- which didn't have a battery or engine and hadn’t been operable in more than a year -- had been used for parts. No arrests have been made.
  • Deb Parmelee served as one of the event chairwomen at the Le Mars, Iowa, Area Chamber of Commerce's evening in the '60s. "You will be taken back to an era of peace, love and harmony," she said.
  • Eric Parmelee, the Seymour, Conn., High School, basketball player was a catalyst pushing the Wildcats in the right direction, dishing off an assist to pad Seymour's 20-12 lead over Naugatuck with 3:53 to go in the half. Seymour won, 54-42. He contributed seven points in a 56-53 upset of Ansonia.
  • Gavin Parmley, the Floridian served as a co-director in the Pensacola Little Theatre's staging of Claire Boothe Luce's "The Women."
  • Heath Parmley, the Baldwin High School wrestler and the Bulldogs took sixth at the Gerald Sadowski Invitational in Holton, Kan. Baldwin got thirds from Heath in the 160-pound class.
  • James Parmly, the booster of Spirit of Syracuse, encouraged Barbara Wright to join the New York city's chapter Sweet Adelines International. On Valentine's Day members don red jackets and travel in groups to deliver singing valentines to unsuspecting targets.
  • Jim Parmelee, the Eastham, Mass., senior softball player and his BackOffice Associates 70s All-Stars cruised to a 16-5 victory over the Northern California Renegades – the team that beat them in the final of the World Senior Softball Championship in October – to cap an undefeated tournament run in the Tournament of Champions invitational in Lakeland, Fla. Jim was also named to the all-tournament team.
  • Jeff Parmly, one of the coaches of Lakes (Ill.) Junior Eagles basketball team saw his squad win the Lakes Tournament Championship by defeating Warren, 36-34. On the team of sixth-graders is Ryan Parmly.
  • Jeremy Parmely, the Middleton, Tenn., man and his family were assistance over the holidays from the Jackson Sun's Brighter Christmas community outreach program. Money is tight for Kimberly Howell, center, whom he has lived with for seven years, and daughters Linsey Howell, 16, right, and Madison Parmely, 6.. Linsey has cerebral palsy, and the family needed a three-wheeled jogging stroller to comfortably transport her. (Photo credit: Devin Wagner / The Jackson Sun)
  • Kristah Parmley, the kegler became a singles qualifier at the Camelot Bowl in Portage, Ind.
  • Lindy Parmley, manager of the Weymouth and Portland Tourist Information Centre, helped create an area audio holiday guide to the English resort more accessible to vision-impaired visitors.
  • Mark Parmelee, the actor took on the role of a scheming producer in "Believe," the musical that served as the 62nd annual Washington School Show in Westfield, N.J. The annual musical is written, produced and performed entirely by the district’s parents and is the school’s most lucrative fundraiser.
  • Michael Parmly, spokesman at the U.S. mission in Geneva, says that American and Russian nuclear arms control negotiators have resumed talks in a final push to conclude an overdue treaty on cutting strategic weapons. "We hope that the remaining negotiations can be concluded quickly but will not make any predictions about when we will finish," Michael said.
  • Pam Parmley, director of the Collin County, Texas, Special Education Cooperative, is overseeing the demise of the program. For more than three decades, some county school districts have pooled resources through the cooperative to provide education specialists, such as physical therapists, occupational therapists and diagnosticians. Now the six remaining districts have decided that they can handle that work themselves. Pam would not comment on the employment prospects for herself and her staff of 55.
  • Sharon Parmley, the shopper was quoted in a story about a man arrested for masturbating in a Sioux Falls, S.D., parking lot. "If someone was watching me and doing that," she said, "my first reaction would be go and say something to 'em, but not anymore I'd probably run."
  • T.J. Parmele, he and co-owner Wei Du have received mixed reactions to the opening of their gun shop downstairs from Tina's Hair Salon, in Herndon, Va.,
  • Tom and Judy Parmley, our condolences upon the death of her mother, Evelyn Mary Bauman, 92, of Dayton, Ohio.
  • Troy Parmely, the 22-year-old Junction City, Kan., man faces felony counts of drug possession with intent to distribute after the car he was driving was stopped by Pauls Valley, Okla., authorities. Charges against him and his passenger, Juan Colunga Jr., 25, Killeen, Texas, were filed in Garvin County District Court. Officers who pulled the car over after an improper lane change noticed several air fresheners inside the vehicle. K-9 Officer Benny sniffed out 10 pounds of marijuana in a back pack stored in the trunk. The street value is estimated to be around $16,000
  • Tyrone Marcel Parmley, the 35-year-old man was arrested by New Bern, N.C., police on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, disruptive behavior, and resisting a public officer.

10-02 NEWS

Fresh out of high school, Lt. James W. Parmelee deferred college to serve his country in World War II. After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1951, he became an Air Force pilot who conducted reconnaissance flights during the Cold War. A biographical clipping from an unknown publication describes James as "at ease in any situation ... friends with the world ... endless self-confidence and ability ... would like to fly a brilliant-red jet plane, and trout fish in off hours ... insists Michigan is the playground of the gods." James was based at Sembach Air Base, about 80 miles southwest of Frankfurt, Germany, and flew one of two "jet photo" squadrons. On a flight in 1954, his plane crashed in Obora (German: Thiergarten), near what was then the border of East Germany and Czechoslovakia. His family knows little about the mission; his military record states death from an "aircraft accident." In January, brother David Parmelee established a scholarship in James' honor to support engineering students at the Seymour and Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Mich.. The family holds out hope that with today's technology and the Internet, clues will surface about James' last flight.

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

  • Alex Parmley, the former acting director of the Weymouth and Portland Borough Council informed a decades-old organization that raises money for charities that it could no longer use the authority’s North Quay offices for its meetings. Alex wrote Weymouth’s honorary Court Highclere of the Ancient Order of Forester that the decision was made because of health and safety fears, and because the council could not rent out rooms, despite having accepted £43 per quarter from the court for the use of its offices since the 1970s. The towns are in Dorset, on the coast of southwestern England.
  • Andi Parmley, the Great Bend, Kan., woman was matron of honor at the wedding of her sister, Dianne Reanne Shipman, and James Edward Cyr. The couple were married in Florence, Kan.
  • Andrew Parmelee, the Glastonbury, Conn., soccer player scored the game-winner with just 7 seconds remaining in the game to give his team a 1-0 win over Westhill.
  • Ashley Parmly, the Lakes High School basketball player lead the Eagles of Lake Villa, Ill., with 10 points to a 42-30 win over Round Lakes.
  • Brett Parmelee, president of Lambda Chi Alpha at the University of Denver, lead a team of 90 volunteers who collected 100,000 pounds of food for families in need last fall. "It’s something incredible to see a group of college guys, who people wouldn't usually think people have philanthropy on their mind, come together," said Brett.
  • Chad Parmlee, right, the sergeant presents a jersey to Brooker T. Washington (Okla.) High School lineman Calvin Barnett, who was selected to the 10th annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo credit: Michael Wyke / Tulsa World)
  • Chris Parmalee, the Windemere View fourth-grader, far left, was among those celebrating 100 percent attendance during state testing in Wavery, Mich. (Mary Jo White / Lansing State Journal)
  • Chris Parmelee, the Fort Myers Miracle first baseman was one of 14 nonroster players for the Minnesota Twin invited to spring training.
  • Chris Parmlee, the Hillsboro High School senior center was named to the Northwest Oregon Conference's First Football Team.
  • Craig Parmley, the superintendent of road maintenance for Marin County, said public safety was behind the removal of a 150-year-old cypress tree in Tamalpais Valley, Calif. Authorities said the tree was diseased. Craig said officials were not willing "to risk a potential accident when we have a report from an arborist saying that the tree is an imminent hazard. We are trying to protect people."
  • Damion A. Parmelee, the 20-year-old Hudson Falls, N.Y., man was charged with drunken driving after rolling his Jeep in the Northway's northbound lanes in Warren County, N.Y. Damion told deputies he swerved to avoid a deer. His blood alcohol level was 0.13, authorities said. Damion was released and ordered to return to Queensbury Town Court at a later date.
  • Danielle Parmelee, the Molalla (Ore.) High School soccer player assisted Claire Thomas on a goal in the Indians' 3-3 tie against the La Salle Falcons in a rainy, cold game.
  • Dave Parmley, the Lake Dillon (Colo.) Fire Protection District's fire chief is hoping an apartment complex built for trainee firefighters can be turned into affordable workforce housing for the wider community. "Last year [2008], we had a hard time getting full use of the building," Dave said, describing the six-unit structure in Dillon Valley. The structure was built in 2002 when the department had a "robust" residential firefighter program. Since the department can no longer fill the apartments with firefighters, the district's board has decided to try and sell the building for $1.25 million and has approached the Summit Combined Housing Authority to see if there is any interest. Dave, at right in the foreground, said proceeds from the sale would be used to pay down the district's debt. (Photo credit: Bob Berwyn / Summit Daily.
  • Debbie Parmely, the West Valley, Ariz., woman whose truck and dog were stolen from a Costco store was reunited with her 12-year-old border collie Cydney. Someone from Avondale brought the dog to the Maricopa County Care & Control facility a day after the theft. Debbie was heartbroken when she reported the theft: "I don’t care about the truck. It was my dog that was inside.” Her 2005 Ford F-350 truck was also found--in Casa Grande.
  • Debra Parmley, the Tennessee author's first novel, "A Desperate Journey," has been released by Samhain Publishing. The Western historical romance was a finalist in the Bobbi Smith Creative Writing Challenge and the American Title II contest.
  • Gisela Parmelee, the Fort Pierce, Fla., cellist, bottom, rehearses Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major with fellow Treasure Coast Symphony musicians at Forest Grove Middle School in Fort Pierce. The symphony is starting its 25th season. (Photo credit: Matthew Ratajczak)
  • Heath Parmley, the Baldwin High School senior is eagerly awaiting the start of the Bulldogs' wrestling season. “I’ve been waiting for this since the end of football,” Heath said. “I was one win from going to state last year and I was sick. So, hopefully, this year I’ll be healthy and I can go to state.” He will represent the Baldwin City, Kan., team in the 160-pound class.
  • Ian Parmley, a University of Missouri student, right, gets some help tying the end of a hat he knitted from Sarah Bowman as Garrett Newcomer makes a scarf. Both men volunteer with Paquin Tower which offers a variety of programs for the elderly and people with disabilities. Brown is the recreation specialist at Paquin, a public housing residence for people with disabilities and the elderly. (Photo credit: Don Shrubshell)
  • Janie E. Parmley, the Vanderbilt Home Care Services administrator has been named to the Council on Aging of Greater Nashville, Tenn.
  • Joni Parmale, the South Albany (Ore.) High School senior soccer player was praised by rival Coach Erik Ihde after West Albany's 7-0 victory. "I've got to give a lot of credit to South. I thought they played fantastic defense," Ihde said. "Parmale, I thought, was fantastic.
  • Kris Parmele, the artist's works were included in Caught in the Moment, a show of figurative realist art from Portland, Ore., and national painters and sculptors at the Genre Art Advocacy Center.
  • Logan Nicole Parmele and Caleb Allen Burns were married Sept. 18, at the Rogue Valley Country Club in Medford, Ore. Logan, an ophthalmic photographer, is the daughter of Stewart and Cindy Parmele of Medford; Burns, an auto dealer a warranty administrator, is the son of Allen and Susan Burns of Central Point; and Christina Urton of Medford. Her sister Amber was a bridesmaid, and brother Colin was an usher.
  • Mary Ann Parmalee, the Aiken, S.C., woman was a judge at the Interscholastic Equestrian Association Point Show at Evermore Farms in Statesborough, Ga. Ten teams from Georgia, Florida and South Carolina competed.
  • Mary Parmelee, right, with daughter and co-owner Amy Obarsky, has opened a boutique in Lakeville, Ind. The shop, A Mary Hart, at 111 S. Michigan St., carries baby things, sizes infants to 2, that Mary has knitted -- hats, booties, sweaters and mittens -- as name-brand items for women. "I called it Mary Heart because it was always my heart’s desire to have my own shop," she said. Mary has a background in retail sales, working at L.S. Ayres in Scottsdale Mall, the Company Store at University Park Mall and Talbots in Mishawaka. (Photo credit: Ida Chipman / Tribune)
  • Mason Parmelee, the Newark Valley, N.Y., basketball player scored 19 points in the Cardinals' 57-54 victory over the Tioga Tigers.
  • Michael Parmele, a member of the Annapolis, Md., Board of Supervisors of Elections, said an "innocuous clerical error" led to postings of how many voters were at the polls in November by party in several precincts. Apparently someone used a form left over from the primary election which lists hourly totals by party, but in the general election only the number of people who voted by the hour are supposed to be revealed. Michael said he's not sure if what happened was illegal, but it was improper.
  • Michael Parmelee, the 38-year-old Belleville, N.J., man was arrested after a motor vehicle stop on Route 3 near East Rutherford. He has been charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, driving under the influence, refusal to submit to a breath test, reckless driving, careless driving, speeding, failure to maintain lane, driving with a suspended license and possession of drugs in a car. Officers said he was doing 101 mph in a 55-mph zone. His 2005 Volkswagen truck was impounded.
  • Michael E. Parmly, who served as the top U.S. diplomat to Cuba, is now a spokesman for the U.S. mission in Geneva.
  • Millie Parmelee, the Enumclaw, Wash., opera fan is among those who travel to a cinema in Federal Way to see the New York Metropolitan Opera's monthly HD broadcast. "I just love it," Millie said during the "Tosca" intermission. "The price is great, and it’s really interesting to watch backstage." Now in its third year, the Met Live in HD shows are seen by 2 million people at thousands of theaters in 42 countries.
  • Nancy Parmelee, the Huntsville (Ala.) Community Watch Association president addressed a crowd at Grissom High School auditorium after a string of recent crimes in South Huntsville. The meeting was a move to get reacquainted with those who live nearby. "Our parents and grandparents knew each other in their neighborhood, now we know the cars in our neighborhood better than the people," Nancy said.
  • Paul Parmley, representative for the Teamsters Local 760, which represents public employees throughout central Washington, says his organization assembled a crisis response team to assist representatives from Wenatchee Valley College, WorkSource, SkillSource and the Washington State Labor Council to help the 163 Chelan County employees deal with their layoffs.
  • Perry Parmely, the Scottsdale, Ariz., man and Patrick Fields, co-owners of the Old World Brewery in north Phoenix, are hosting up-and-coming rock bands in their 7,000-square-foot industrial warehouse as well as fire up their own band, Viper Militia, from time to time. They opened the brewery last year and began distributing their beer to outlets last summer. They also serve the hand-crafted brews from a tiny taproom in the industrial area near Phoenix Deer Valley Airport.
  • Rebecca Parmeley, left, the Thousand Oaks, Calif., hospital worker feels the sting of a flu shot as fellow employees of Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center line up for their H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccines. (Photo credit: Karen Quincy Loberg / Star)
  • Rhiannon Parmelee. the Seattle driver was one of hundreds who have been ticketed on two long blocks of handicapped parking near the Seattle Center. Motorists say the spots have what look like normal pay-to-park signs, but at night and on Sundays, the two blocks are handicapped parking only. "I found a ticket for $250 on my windshield when I got back," said Rhiannon in late October. She said there were no usual handicapped parking signs, no painted sidewalks, or painted wheelchair markings. In mid-November, the city added more handicapped signs on the two blocks. Rhiannon says she'll fight her ticket in court.
  • Robert Parmelee, the Fort Worth Transportation Authority member was reappointed chairman of the board. The city is moving closer to begin construction of a streetcar project.
  • Robert Edward Parmley, 44, has begun an eight-year sentence in the Johnston substance abuse felony punishment Facility in Winnsboro, Texas, after being found guilty on two counts possession of 1 to 4 grams of a controlled substance in Harrison County.
  • Roxanne Parmele, seated at right in the red dress, is among those listening to the chairwoman of the Baldwinsville YMCA Board of Managers outline the status of the new Y in Syracuse, N.Y. Fundraising continues and the organization has received a commitment for financing from a major lender
  • Sarah Parmele, the Ferndale, Mich., resident retained her seat on the Library Board in a recent election with a 35 percent showing.
  • Shalia Parmalee and son Douglas, 9, were among those at the Manatee County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office’s annual Flight to the North Pole gift-giving event for families with special-needs children. "It is just a wonderful time," Shalia said. "They are so caring here. It means a lot to the community that our law enforcement does this kind of thing for us."
  • Sylvia Parmelee, the American Diabetes Association Battle Creek Committee member helps work on events throughout the year to raise funds and awareness about the growing problem of diabetes in Calhoun County, Mich.
  • Tanner Parmely, the Wiley Lady Panther had a game-high 15 points, including 12 of the 14 points her team scored in the fourth quarter. The Lamar, Colo., school defeated Las Animas, 42-37.
  • Terry Parmley, the Michigan City, Ind., flyer lent his Cessna 172 to help Burton "Bud" Ruby celebrate a milestone birthday. Ruby had learned to fly in 1945. "I told my wife, June, 'One thing I would like to do for my 90th birthday is to see if I can still fly,' Ruby said, "and she said, 'Go for it.'" Ruby and his passengers took off and landed at Joe Phillips Field without incident.
  • Wendy Parmelee, the Harrisburg, Pa., woman says a mammogram caught her breast cancer early and finds new screening recommendations disturbing. "Had another year gone by who knows what treatment regimen I'd be in? But I don't think I would have had such a positive result," Wendy said. There were no lumps or bumps, she said. "I could not feel it. It was not in a position where physicians could feel it, so my breast exam alone it would have gone undetected."
News 1997-05 News 2005-07 News 2008 News 2009 News 2010 News 2011 News 2012 News 2013
News 2014 News 2015