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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Local Habitat for Humanity development director Don Parmely was on the job in May, 2005, as Florida recovered from Hurricane Ivan, which damaged or destroyed more than 80,000 units in the Panhandle. Don was mentioned in an Associated Press story on Women Build, which is in partnership with his organization and the Lowe's chain of home improvement stores to build homes there.
SCHOOL BOARD CHIEF
Trustees of the Westport, Conn., School District voted Mary Parmelee chairwoman of the Board of Education in December, 2004. She had been the board's secretary.
DEFENSE DEPARTMENT PROJECT
The Proforma Corp., the Southfield, Mich., enterprise architecture firm , announced in May, 2005, that it is the first vendor to achieve certification in the Department of Defense's Architecture Repository System initiative, which was developed to facilitate the storage and retrieval of the department's architecture data. Truman Parmele, project manager for the assistant secretary of defense's Network Information and Integration organization, praised the company: "ProVision utilizes an intelligent methodology that provides a cohesive, yet easily adaptable enterprise architecture plan," he said. Parmele said the department is striving to provide officials with the right information, at the right time, in the right format. Benefits of the standardization will include reuse of data; consistency that facilitates integration; the ability to use tools interchangeably; and better support for analysis and decision making.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Don Parmely, Habitat for Humanity development director, helped oversee Women Build, a Mother's Day event in Pensacola, Fla., and eight other cities that gives women a chance to help build homes for needy families. Female crews have built 650 Habitat houses in the United States. The annual event is a partnership of Habitat and the Lowe's chain of home improvement stores. While the walls go up fast, it will be months before the houses in Pensacola can be finished because subcontractors for electrical and heating-air conditioning work are scarce thanks to a backlog of hurricane repair and reconstruction work, Don said. Hurricane Ivan damaged or destroyed more than 80,000 units in the Florida Panhandle.
CHEROKEE PRODUCTION CO.
Pexcon, an oil and gas exploration and development company based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., announced in March, 2005, that it has signed a letter of purchase for working interests in oil and gas projects owned by Cherokee Production Co., a private oil and gas producer based in Goliad, Texas. Cherokee Production President Bill Parmley said he is "looking forward to working with Pexcon as they bring to us the ability to raise capital and complete several of the projects we have under lease agreements."
Valocity, the nation's fastest-growing valuation solutions provider, announced in March, 2005, the addition Marie Flores Parmele as account executive for sales and client services. "Marie is a valuable addition to Valocity," said Jeff Krider, senior vice president and director of business development for the Memphis, Tenn., company. "Marie's background in client services positions her as a valuable resource to our team. We believe that Marie will make a strong contribution to our sales and client service efforts, while continuing to strengthen relationships with our existing clients." The company's flagship product, Instant Access, is a Web-based appraisal process and data storage system that enables clients to efficiently order, track, receive and store residential property information and valuation reports, Parmele comes to Valocity from WebMD, where she spent more than six years as a director of client services and sales. She holds a bachelor of science from the University of Texas in Arlington.
NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL
Notre Dame football Coach Charlie Weis has named Bernie Parmalee as assistant coach for tight ends and special teams for the '05-'06 season.
MIAMI DOLPHINS NEWS:
Former Miami running back Bernie Parmalee will move from running backs coach to tight ends coach in the Dolphins' second coaching shakeup of the preseason. The team announced in April that Joel Collier is out as offensive coordinator for medical reasons and will be replaced by Chris Forester, who was hired in February as tight ends coach. Collier returns to his old position of running backs coach, which he held the previous six seasons.
Alissa A. Parmelee of Rockville, Md., finished the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 19, 2004, with at time of 4 hours, 24 minutes, 30 seconds on the course of 26 miles, 385 yards to place 9,097th. Congratulations, Alissa!
MIAMI DOLPHINS NEWS:
Former Miami Dolphins running back Bernie Parmalee has been promoted to the team's new running back coach. Parmalee replaced Joel Collier in early February, 2004. Parmalee spent the last two years with the Dolphins as an offensive assistant. He also spent a few seasons with the New York Jets.
Marty Parmelee, born about 1941 or '42, attended John Burroughs Senior High in Burbank, Calif., and graduated in 1960, majoring in business: Your High School yearbook has been found, recently purchased on E-Bay. The new owner would like to return it to you. Mike Surwill of Mississippi would like to return it.
00-02 REUNION, LONG BEACH, CALIF.
About 20 descendants of John Parmelee gathered at the Queen Mary in Long Beach on Feb. 27, 2000, to meet one another. Here are some pictures of those Southern California families.
00-01 BIBLE MYSTERY
One of our cousins has found a Bible belonging to Fanny Parmelee (1845-1875; Timothy, Jeremiah, Timothy, Mark, Job, John, John) that also contained eight portraits that we'd like to identify. This cousin would also like to give the Bible to a descendant. If you can help I.D. the people in these pictures or are interested in the Bible, e-mail me.
99-01 FOR SALE
Neon sign -- pink neon on a white background -- that was used on a Toledo, Ohio, restaurant for five years is for sale. It's 16 feet wide. Originally cost $1,600 -- asking $400 OBO plus shipping from Toledo. Email or phone Robb & Patty Parmelee at (419) 389-1410.
98-01 TRANSLATION WANTED
I have about 30 pages of typewritten family records from France and Belgium but don't know the language. If you'd be interested in translating the phrases for me, I'd appreciate it. E-mail me and include your mailing address.
Your daughter is looking for you. Frederick was originally of Lansing, Mich., would now (2007) be about 64 years old. He has not been seen since mid-1988, when he left to go "out West" to fulfill some religious visions. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact her at email@example.com.
KANSAS FAMILY REUNION
The descendants of James Mabie Parmele (1862-1898; Walter, Moses William, James, Moses, Hezekiah, Joel, John, John) and his wife, Evelyn Hewes, have scheduled a reunion in Columbus, Kan., on the Saturday and Sunday of the holiday weekend. The family has reserved the fellowship hall of the 1st Christian Church and plans outings to a few of the local cemeteries to pay their respects to their pioneer ancestors.
For more information: e-mail Rick and Mary Jane Parmele, P.O. Box 402, Columbus, Kan. 66725
KENTUCKY FAMILY REUNION
About 125 descendants of
Pvt. John Parmley (1762-1848; Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel,
Nathaniel, John, John) and his wives, Rebecca Cross and
Elizabeth Pitman, met in Monticello, Ky., for their 18th
annual reunion. They
For information on the next reunion, contact: Nicholas Humble, P.O. Box 2396, Cleveland, Tenn. 37320.
97-01 SEEKING OHIO COUSINS
Looking for children and cousins of the following four siblings to correspond with: Gardiner Philander Parmelee, born 1902:
-- Agnes Rebecca Parmelee,
E-mail Phyllis Parmelee Cramer.