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12-12 NEWS

Tulsa athletic director Ross Parmley, 39, has been fired after he was named in an FBI investigation of a man accused of running an Oklahoma City gambling operation. University President Steadman Upham released a letter stating Ross "admitted he had not been truthful" about his role in the mess when he told him in October 2011 that he was cooperating in the federal investigation. In recently unsealed court documents, Ross is described as an "admitted gambler with [Teddy] Mitchell" who is scheduled for trial in April. "Ross told me that his involvement was solely due to a family connection to the person being investigated," Upham said in the letter. Ross was interim athletic director when that conversation took place; he became athletic director in January. The university says it is cooperating with an NCAA probe. Ross' attorney, Derek Chance, said his client was cooperating with investigators and that he wasn't a target of the FBI. "For obvious reasons, I specifically asked Ross if he had ever gambled on college or professional sports," Upham said. "He told me that friendly wagers during personal golf games constituted the extent of his betting activities. I took Ross at his word, as I had no reason to believe there had been any acts of impropriety or noncompliance." Upham said. Ross had been on administrative leave since Nov. 27. (See earlier story.)

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

  • Abbie Parmele, the artist's work at a Lafayette, Ind., gallery was singled out in a review by Tom Shafer: "These landscapes become somewhat hushed among the salon-style display. The artist uses a subdued color palette in these secluded compositions. Even though small in size, they project a tremendous sense of quiet isolation. Each landscape is visually calm and gentle to the eye. In one piece the artist produces a single tree located off center in the upper-right section of the composition, the tree branches just reaching the horizon. A very smooth application of oil paint blends seamlessly into brushes, rolling hills and a soft blue sky."
  • Allan Parmelee, the convicted arsonist's persistent requests for information about corrections officers, which eventually led the Washington Legislature to limit inmates' access to use of the Public Records Act, is in the news again. The state attorney general's office and the Department of Corrections each paid an open-government coalition $32,500 to settle a 2010 lawsuit. The Washington Coalition for Open Government argued the agencies attempted to cover up evidence that they had assisted a group of corrections officers who sued to stop the Department of Corrections from disclosing public records about them to Allan. In other words, the coalition claimed the state was secretly helping a group of state employees sue the state. The settlement was not an admission of guilt, officials said. (His obituary)
  • Andrew Parmelee, the Kenyon College junior midfielder, left, was named a first-team midfielder on the All-Ohio and Academic All-Ohio lists; he also was named to the All-North Coast Athletic Conference soccer squad.
  • Bruce Parmelee, right, the Chenango Bridge, N.Y., resident and former Iraq deputy country director for Cooperative Housing Foundation International, discussed the realities and lessons learned of post-conflict restoration efforts at Binghamton University luncheon in Johnson City, N.Y. Bruce returned home in June from an eight-month tour in Ramadi, Iraq, left, where he managed a community-driven infrastructure development program. During his 10-year affiliation with the foundation, Bruce has overseen or assisted with efforts in Iraq and the Middle East, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kosovo, and Liberia. "In the time I've spent working in foreign environments," Bruce said, "the most important thing to do is to listen to the local community, to listen to informal leaders, and formal leaders."
  • Cayden Parmley, the fourth-grader was named to the first-quarter honor roll at Hot Springs, S.D., Elementary School.
  • Dave Parmley, the chief of the Lake Dillon, Colo., Fire Protection District thanked Summit County voters for passing Measure 5A. "While we know that tax increases are never popular, we are gratified by the backing of the community in helping ... offset the budget cuts anticipated with the next round of property assessments," Dave said. The measure passed with 63 percent voting in favor of the mill levy increase.
  • David Parmelee, the Haddam-Killingworth, Conn., football player snagged a fourth-quarter interception as the Cougars defeated Morgan, 20-7. Said H-K Coach Dennis O’Rourke: "I’m happy that our defense played with some intensity ... and the interceptions by Parmelee and [Taylor] Kruck were big plays."
  • Eric Parmley, the DeRider (La.) High School football coach, right, saw his team advance to the second round of the Class 4A playoffs -- but not the way he would have liked. Trailing 10-6 with less than 30 seconds to play, Li'Jon Cordier's quarterback hit his man for a 7-yard gain at the 18. Just short of a first down, and with no time-outs remaining, the Chargers sprinted to the line of scrimmage and Cordier spiked the ball. But it was fourth down, and that mental mistake turned the ball over on downs to Eric's Dragons. "I hated for it to end like that," Eric said. "But it's part of the game."
  • Jalen Parmele, the Jacksonville running back played 26 of 62 snaps, carried five times for 15 yards and caught one pass for 8 yards in the Jaguars' 31-14 loss to the Detroit Lions. Jalen was put on the injured reserve list after injuring his groin in a 24-19 win over Tennessee. He had 45 yards on eight attempts before exiting.
  • Katelyn Parmelee, the Glacier, Mont., High School student was one of 67 at the school who were accepted into the National Honor Society.
  • Marge Palmerlee, the executive director of Degage Ministries was one of seven women honored at the YWCA Tribute Awards in Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • Paul Parmelee, the WHYY/First photographer was among those on a helicopter survey of the Delaware coast after Hurricane Sandy.
  • Parmele Street, the thoroughfare in Rockford, Ill., was closed between 10th and 11th avenues for railroad crossing repair by the Canadian National Railroad.
  • Richard Parmalee, the Danbury, Conn., man lived down the street from a house that had a tree sent smashing through its roof by Hurricane Sandy. "The owner told me he saw the trees in the back swaying during the storm and told his family, ‘Let’s get out of here.’ And then the tree in the front came down into the whole house." The home was destroyed but no one was injured.
  • Robert Edwin Parmelee, the 61-year-old Grants Pass, Ore., man, left, has been sentenced to six years and three months in prison on pornography and marijuana charges. Robert told a Josephine County court he wanted to bring more hits to his business website and discovered that users disseminating pornography were receiving half a million hits in two days on the file-sharing software Limewire. "As a marketer, I was looking for something that would help promote my products," he said. Investigators with the Southern Oregon High-Tech Crimes Task Force raided his home in June of 2011. Out of the library of 500 videos on his computer, eight were determined to depict child pornography; detectives say he also was sharing them online. Robert's attorney, Victory Walker, said that the videos weren’t explicitly marked as illegal and her client was unaware that by downloading them he was committing a crime.
  • Ryan Parmely, right, the Maquoketa Valley, Iowa, sophomore rushed for 224 yards and a touchdown in the quarterfinal of the Class 1A playoffs, but it wasn’t enough for the Wildcats as they fell to the Iowa City Regina Regals, 38-14. (Photo credit: Doug Hummel)
  • Susan Parmelee, the San Clemente, Calif., woman has joined the Community Market board. "I like that we’re trying to make groceries more local, to listen to what the community wants," Susan said. Previously she's been a part of a number of community initiatives, such as working in a homeless shelter and working as a counselor at Western Family Services.
  • Taylor Parmley, the Mishawaka, Ind., High School basketball player led her team with 22 points in a 67-59 victory over Washington.
  • Tre' Parmalee, the freshman Kansas receiver had the football batted away from him in the end zone on the final play of a 41-34 double-overtime loss to Texas Tech, putting an end to Kansas' best effort of the season and adding another defeat to the Jayhawks' stretch of 19 straight conference losses.

... and from Killingworth, Conn., comes word that the local Chamber of Commerce and Lions Club will host a Christmas tree-lighting event at Parmalee Farm on State Route 81 on Dec. 8. The event, with horse-drawn carriage rides across the fields, storytelling with Santa, refreshments and crafts, will begin at 2 p.m. and conclude with the illumination at 4:30 p.m.

12-11 NEWS

The Carteret County, N.C., Sheriff’s Department confirmed that the body discovered near a wooded area near Newport is that of Goldie Hall, 90, who was declared missing more than a week earlier. A tip from Larry Parmley who lived nearby led to the discovery. Rhonda Hagan, 30, of Newport, N.C., has been charged with the murder of her great-aunt. Department detectives and State Bureau of Investigation agents found the body wrapped in a blanket in a wooded area about 300 yards northeast of the main gate of Garner Farms, near the Newport Flea Mall. Larry told authorities he had seen Hagan leave a nearby pasture the morning after firefighters put out a fire in Hall's kitchen. Hall's car and cell phone were at the house but there was no sign of her. Larry said it struck him as strange that Hagan was wearing a robe, shorts and either flip-flops or bedroom shoes. "She was covered with grass and weeds," he said. "She said she was back there working on fencing." Larry notified property owners Keith and Morgan Garner, who called the Sheriff’s Department, who then contacted Larry. "I walk my dog back there all the time. Sooner or later, the dog would have found her." Larry said he had known Hagan "from way back" and was stunned to learn of her arrest. Hagan was found to be indigent during the brief court hearing and a public defender was to be assigned to her.

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

  • Amber Parmelee, the Leslie, Mich., pet owner's dog, Inko, was among the undead taking part in the third annual Downtown Lansing Zombie Walk, a benefit for the Greater Lansing Food Bank.
  • Andrew Parmelee, the junior midfielder scored the lone goal as the Kenyon College men's soccer team defeated Oberlin College. At 33:57 into the first half, Kenyon's Alex Christoff sent in a crossing pass from the left side. When the ball neared the goal, Andrew Parmelee got off his feet and headed it into the Oberlin net, his first goal was of the season.
  • Alisha Parmerlee, left, the ESL teacher at Brookview Elementary in Waukee, Iowa, was one of 1,000 teachers to win an OfficeMax's A Day Made Better Award and $1,000 in school supplies for her classroom. She was nominated for the award after she spent her summer tutoring students for free in an empty unit of SunPrairie Apartments, meeting with five students every week for two hours to work on math, reading and English. "Most of our parents can’t drive," Alisha said. "By going to their home, I was able to take away the transportation obstacle and work
    with the kids."
  • Cody Parmley, the Cedar Point, Kan., youth was elected vice president of the Peabody, Kan., Achievers 4-H Club for the '12-13 year. Cody also placed 10th in light crossbred market barrow at the Kansas Junior Livestock Show in Wichita.
  • Corin Parmley, the Cedar Point, Kan., youth was elected secretary and council representative of the Peabody, Kan., Achievers 4-H Club for the '12-13 year. Corin also placed sixth and eighth in meat goat, and 10th and 13th in crossbred market lamb at the Kansas Junior Livestock Show in Wichita.
  • David D. Parmley, the 37-year-old McGill, Nev., man was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery, false imprisonment and interference with a telecommunication device. He was booked into the Pine County Jail and bail was set at $25,000.
  • Jayde Parmely, the Natrona County, Wyo., High School senior earned a 6-1, 6-2 straight-sets victory against Laramie junior Ann McInroy for the No. 2 state tennis singles title. Jayde's team, the Fillies, won their second state title in a row.
  • Joan Parmley, the secretary of the Tupton Events Committee helped organize a fancy dress Halloween party at the Village Hall in the northeast Derbyshire, England.
  • Justin Parmeley, the Cape Coral, Fla., High School football player scored on an eight-yard pass in the second quarter from Trey Daniels in a 24-17 win over city archrival Marine.
  • Kelli Parmley, right, the doctoral student has been named executive director of Bridging Richmond, a regional partnership based at Virginia Commonwealth University that seeks to ensure student success through a cradle-to-career approach. She previously worked at the State University of New York's budget office. She has a master's in public administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse.
  • Olivia Parmelee, the volleyball player had nine kills and six digs for Haddam-Killingworth, Conn., in a 3-0 victory over Cromwell.
  • Raymond and Andrea Parmalee, the photographers who specialize in outdoor settings have moved their business, P5 Photography, to Poulsbo, Wash., from Elizabeth, Colo.
  • Richard S. Parmely, the 29-year-old Saugerties, N.Y., man has been charged with drunken driving and criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, both misdemeanors; and failure to keep right, an infraction. Richard was released with a court appearance ticket.
  • Roschenne Parmalee, left, the Vandercook Lake High School counselor's effort to get the local Drama Club funding through a contest on NBC-TV's "Smash" series was a success. The all-volunteer theater department was one of 10 finalists that will receive $10,000 in funding, two $600 teacher stipends, two visits from a Broadway acting coach, the rights to perform a school musical and a $500 technical budget.
  • Russ Parmele, right, the Greensboro, N.C., zoning commissioner agreed with the rest of the board that a Groometown Road property has "the feel of a commercial quarter" in approving a rezoning request. The staff had recommended a denial, but Russ said that although development would intrude into an otherwise residential area, "You've got to kick-start that development to some degree. Clearly it's been stalling out for several years, for many reasons."
  • Ryan Parmely, the Maquoketa Valley, Iowa, High School football player ran for a game-high 182 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries to lead the Wildcats to a 28-10 victory over Bellevue. He also had two interceptions on defense.
  • Sean Parmelee, the Penfield, N.Y., High School baseball player and his team helped move books in the public library's annual used-book sale which raised $29,000 over five days.
  • Tre' Parmalee, left, the Kansas wide receiver's fourth-quarter pass is intercepted by Oklahoma defensive back Javon Harris. The Sooners drubbed the Jayhawks, 52-7, in Norman, Okla.
  • Tyler Parmelee, the sophomore soccer player from Colchester, Conn., scored the game's lone goal in the tenth minute as the Suffolk University men's team topped Lesley University. Tyler grabbed a loose ball takeaway and boomed a shot from 25 yards out for his second goal of the season.

12-10 NEWS

Retired air traffic controller Jim Parmley turned 103 at The Village at the Woodlands Waterway senior living center in Montgomery County, Texas, with live music, refreshments and a birthday cake. Executive director Sherry Graham, with microphone, proclaimed Aug. 25 "Jim Parmley Day" at The Village. "He’s such an inspiration,” said Veronica Martinez, resident programs manager who presented him with a plaque. "He can remember names of residents and staff better than some of us can." Jim, who worked as an air traffic controller for nearly 40 years, dances from time to time and continues to paint for his wife, Sally, at right. Among Jim's gifts was a new musical keyboard which he plans on learning how to play it, and he continues to paint for his wife, Sally. He quit smoking in his 60s, and encourages other people to drop the habit along with chewing tobacco. And, he says, "above all else, choose a loving spouse." (Photo credit: Jonathan Garris)

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

  • Allan Parmelee, the incarcerated arsonist has won the latest round in his request for Franklin County, Wash., jail employee personnel records. The state Supreme Court ruled that the Court of Appeals incorrectly decided last year that Allan's identity be considered when determining whether to grant his public records request, and sent the case back to Franklin County for reconsideration. At the time of the requests, Alan was held at Aberdeen's Stafford Creek Corrections Center because of a 2004 conviction for two counts of first-degree arson; he never has been jailed in Franklin County. He was sentenced to 24 years in prison for firebombing cars owned by two attorneys who had opposed him and an acquaintance in court proceedings. Alan says he wants the records because he is a freelance journalist investigating corruption. (His obituary)
  • Andrew Parmelee, the chef is rolling sushi again now that Hana Sushi has reopened at the Plaza in Ashland, Ore. A fire, allegedly set by a homeless man in a stairwell, scorched the restaurant and other businesses in March.
  • April Palmerlee, race director of the of the Centennial Park Ultramarathon in Brisbane, Australia, says one attraction of multilap ultramarathons is the sense of camaraderie they engender. "In this kind of race you can see how everybody struggles and works and how hard it is for everybody across the board," April said of the competition in which runners try to run 29 laps of the park -- 100 kilometers -- before the sun sets.
  • Barbara Parmelee, the office secretary for the annual Bethlehem, Conn., Fair promised "something for everyone" at this year's 88th edition. Barbara has been involved with the fair since she got married and moved to Bethlehem 39 years ago, and she started out by exhibiting. "Once you win that first ribbon, you’re hooked."
  • Brian Parmley, principal at Glenmora, La., High and Elementary schools, says Rapides Parish public schools is looking for someone who is honest, open-minded and can unite the district as new superintendent. Brian wants "somebody that can come in and bring this district together, somebody who will lead through collaboration and not just compliance."
  • De Parmelee, left, the golfer and the three other members of her Silver Lake Ladies Assn. team took second place with 7 under in the Wendy’s Charity Challenge Pro-Am in Jackson, Mich.
  • Dilbert Parmelee, the 63-year-old Roseville, Calif., man died the day after a fight with another inmate in the Placer County Jail. Dilbert, who was being held on an unnamed parole violation, was taken to a hospital and underwent surgery, but died Aug. 31. The sheriff and district attorney were discussing whether charges would be filed.
  • Jay Parmley, who resigned executive director of the North Carolina Democratic Party after a staffer accused him of sexual harassment, is entitled to unemployment benefits, an appeals referee for the state Employment Security Commission has ruled. Jay's resignation was forced and was "solely due to political reasons" and not for misconduct or poor job performance, referee Mia Bass ruled. The decision reversed an initial determination that Jay was disqualified from receiving weekly benefits of $522.
  • Jayde Parmely, right, the senior Natrona County, Wyo., High School tennis player was top seed at the North Regional tennis tournament in Gillette. The Fillies are defending their state title. (Photo credit: Kyle Grantham / Star-Tribune)
  • Kristine Parmeley, the Kennerly, Mo., Elementary School kindergarten teacher led her students on an annual scavenger hunt to help them become familiar with the school's key locations.
  • Macaela Parmely, the daughter of Scott and Katie Parmely, and Zephannia Thompson were married at Rapid City, S.D. The newlyweds, left, reside in Fairburn, S.D.
  • Patty Lee Parmalee, the 72-year-old runner from Wallkill, N.Y., was the oldest to complete the Dutchess County Classic half-marathon in Freedom Plains, N.Y., running 2:13:31.20.
  • Ryan Parmely, the Maquoketa Valley, Iowa, punter kept Clayton Ridge pinned back in their own territory all game long, as the Wildcats won the Class 1A, District 5 opener, 14-7. Ryan punted seven times, averaging 34.4 yards a punt.
  • Truman Parmele, the retired Air Force colonel who runs a coffee shop in Ashland, Va., says Medicare is among his top concerns this election. "[Republican vice presidential nominee Paul]Ryan’s a bit scary," he said, but added that he agrees with Ryan on gun ownership rights. Truman said he has yet to make up his mind in the presidential race.
  • Randall Parmley, right, the TV sportscaster made guest appearances on the Evansville, Ind., IceMen’s fourth and final summer show.
  • Roy Parmley, the late Lapel, Ind., man's estate is the target of a civil suit filed by the mother of woman he is suspected of killing. Terri Wiles of Anderson had filed a civil suit against Roy in July when he was still believed to be at large; his body was found in August in a rural area. Wiles' suit has been amended and separate claims have been filed on behalf of her and the estate of her daughter, Amanda, who was fatally shot June 9 in her home. Wiles' attorney says the suit seeks to get "as much money" from Roy's estate as possible. (Previous story.)
  • Ryan Parmely, left, the sophomore linebacker had 18 carries for 190 yards and three touchdowns, including a 66-yard score, to lead Maquoketa Valley over Starmont, 28-8, in the season-opener for both teams at Delhi, Iowa.

... and from Billings, Mont., comes word that construction is under way on the new Billings Parmly Library. The new facility is expected to open in the fall of 2013; the old building will be demolished to make room for a parking lot. The original library, which still stands, was built by Frederick and Julia (Parmly) Billings [Eleazer, Eleazer, Jehiel, Stephen, Stephen, John, John] in memory of their son, Parmly Billings, right.


12-9 NEWS

While awaiting final DNA results, Madison County, Ind., Sheriff Ron Richardson is confident the partially decomposed body found Aug. 5 is that of murder suspect Roy Lee Parmley. The clothes matched what Roy was last seen in, had graying hair tied in a ponytail and was found with two shotguns--including one in his hand--and a handgun, Richardson said. "The detectives on this case are confident it's Roy and would be shocked if it's not," the sheriff said. Roy is accused of fatally shooting Amanda Wiles, 31, in front of her mother and his ex-girlfriend, Terri Wiles, on June 9. According to a probable cause affidavit, Roy had two shotguns and was waiting for the two women when they walked into Amanda Wiles’ home. He attacked and bound them, according to the affidavit, and then told Terri he wanted to take away something she loved before shooting her daughter in the head. Authorities, who were searching for Roy for weeks, received numerous tips and filmed an episode of "America’s Most Wanted" that focused on the case. The man's body was found at the base of a tree by three deer hunters about 250 to 300 yards south of County Road 100 South, in a fence line between two fields, about one mile from Roy's home and three miles from Amanda Wiles' home. Richardson said search parties not made it that far south. No identification cards were found on the body; Roy's wallet was found at his home. His obituary.

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

  • Aleaha Parmeley, who is entering seventh grade at St. Clair, Mo., Junior High School, was one of two local winners in the sixth- through eighth-grade category of an online healthy-choices contest. She used her cartooning skills to create a color-pencil entry, "I Art Class," giving fruits and vegetables happy, healthy appearances, and junk food scowls and grouchy personas.
  • Alissa Anne Parmelee, the Bethesda, Md., scholar received the Dean’s Award for having the highest cumulative grade-point average in Anne Arundel Community College's physician assistant certificate program. She bested 33 students for the honor.
  • Chris Parmele, the Landers, Calif., man and 10-month-old grandson Christopher Parmele were among those enjoying the Yucca Valley Summer Music Festival. "He loves bouncing with his grandpa to the music."
  • Chris Parmelee, the Rochester, N.Y., Red Wings' first baseman was named International League Player of the Week. He batted .517 (15 for 29) with three doubles, five homers and nine RBI in six games the week of July 30 to Aug. 5. The 24-year-old, who was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the first round (20th overall) of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, is hitting .367 with 12 homers, 34 RBI, a .480 on-base percentage and a .687 slugging percentage in 40 games with the Red Wings.
  • James Parmley, a retired major in the New York State Police, had little to say about a new investigation into a 1997 confrontation south of Albany between officers and Native Americans. Deputy Superintendent James Fitzgerald, then the head of internal affairs, told inspector Salvatore Valvo to call his investigation. Valvo wants to reopen the case: "If these guys [the state police] did nothing wrong, why do we the taxpayers have to give the Indians $3 million?" Said Jim: "Obviously, I disagree with what he said. He's not really a credible person for you to be interviewing."
... and from Athens, Ga., comes word of chef Matthew Palmerlee's efforts to use a sustainable seafood company as his main provider at The Branded Butcher. He says he keeps oysters from several coasts in stock when he can, using Sea2Table. Recent offerings at his restaurant included bivalves from Virginia, New York, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Matt says customers often ask for the biggest oyster he has, which often means an Apalachicola, a variety found in the Gulf of Mexico. Matt won’t offer oysters raw, only baked, and serves them with homemade saltines made with copious amounts of butter, as well as hot sauce, mignonette and cocktail sauce, all made in-house.

12-8 NEWS

The crash happened about 1:30 p.m. at Tualatin Valley Highway and Murray Boulevard in Beaverton, Ore. The back of the car caught fire immediately after it was hit by a semi truck. And Mike Parmelee, a local soldier with the 82nd Airborne, and two Washington County sheriff's deputies pulled out the driver and passenger before the fire could spread. "I don't like to see bad things happen to good people," Mike said. "I've been a lot of places. When I come home, I feel like these are my people – that and just doing the right thing." He was stopped at a red light when looked into his rearview mirror. "I could see this truck coming up probably about 45 miles per hour, and he wasn't stopping." he said. The truck clipped Mike's SUV and pushed it into the left-turn lane before striking a second vehicle. "The truck hit the front hood, went over that, and then spun around. And then the trailer hit the back," he said. "I saw the car just burning, like instantly. I saw it after it spun around, a whole bunch of gas went in the air and landed on the car, and the trunk was on fire." Mike pulled the passenger to safety while the two deputies grabbed the driver. The two people pulled from the car were expected to be fine but were taken to a hospital as a precaution. The trucker, who was not hurt, was cited for running a red light.

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

  • Andrew Parmelee, a senior vice president with PNC Bank in Peoria, Ill., says that women have made strides in the business world, but continue to lag behind men when it comes to saving. "Women must focus on planning for retirement, because, on average, a female retiring at age 65 can expect to live another 19 years--three years longer than a man retiring at the same age."
  • Barb Parmelee, the avid reader now leads a women's book club that meets the first Tuesday of each month at an Upper Arlington, Ohio, restaurant. "We read all kinds of books, both fiction and non-fiction," Barb said. "We have a nice lunch and a good discussion."
  • Chris Parmelee, the baseball player was recalled from Triple-A Rochester to play first base for the Minnesota Twins while Justin Morneau is on paternity leave.
  • The Rev. Danny Parmelee, center, joins the Rev. Paul Stevens and children’s ministry director Becky Stevens of Epikos Church in the sanctuary of their new West Allis, Wisc., satellite church, reborn from the old Paradise Theater. The church invested $2 million in the purchase and renovation so it can expand from its east side location. The evangelical, nondenominational Christian church began in Danny's two-bedroom flat off Brady Street. in 2004. (Photo credit: Kristyna Wentz-Graff)
  • Dylan Parmley assisted with the set, prop and lighting design for the Breckenridge, Colo., Elementary School production of Shakespeare's "The Tempest." The cast included Austin Parmley as Trinculo. (Photo credit: Mark Fox / Summit Daily)
  • Holly Parmelee, right, the New Canaan, Conn., woman co-chaired a barbecue event to support parking lot improvements for the local public library.
  • Ian Parmley, the Liberty University outfielder has been named to the 2012 Eastern College Athletic Conference Division I Baseball All-Star Team. The Maltby, Wash., native also earned a place on the Virginia Sports Information Directors All-State first team after hitting .312 with 66 runs scored, 26 RBIs and 30 stolen bases this past season. He is playing for the Short Season Class A Vancouver Canadians of the Northwest League.
  • Jalen Parmele, the 26-year-old running back who starred at the University of Toledo is back in the National Football League after a one-year absence, signing a one-year contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The 5-foot-11, 225-pound Parmele played 24 games with the Baltimore Ravens from 2008-10.
  • Jay Parmley, the former executive director of the North Carolina Democratic Party, may be headed for the Democratic Governors Assn. Adriadn Ortega has sued the state party, charging that his November 2011 firing was retaliation for voicing complaints about alleged sexual harassment by Jay.
  • Jeff Parmley, the Oklahoma State University Extension educator said the Ottawa County wheat harvest was well under way. "It looks real good," he said of the 20,000-acre crop. "A lot of it is running between 70 and 80 bushels [per acre]. I think we are going to be about 65 for an average." He and his father, Randy Parmley, maintain a herd of more than 350 Angus and Simmental near Wyandotte, Okla.
  • Justin Parmelee, left, the 19-year-old Madera man is one of three facing felony charges--suspected of breaking into a vacant home and vandalizing every room. All three were booked into the Madera County jail on suspicion of burglary, vandalism and conspiracy. Bail was set at $100,000 each.
  • Kaeloni and Kolby Parmely, the New Underwood High School students participated in the Sturgis, S.D., Regional Rodeo -- Kaeloni in the girls' breakaway roping, and Kolby in the boys' tiedown.
  • Karla Parmelee, the choral director at Kilgore, Texas, High School saw three choir members earn awards at the UIL State Solo & Ensemble competition.
  • Kenton Parmley, the former Southeast Missouri shortstop has signed with the Frontier League's Gateway Grizzlies. The Goreville, Ill., native ranked among the top 40 in the nation in total bases (26th), hits (36th) and home runs (36th), and made his mark in NCAA history with a 47-game hitting streak which tied for third all-time.
  • Marcy Parmley, the Bakersfield, Calif., woman has qualified as a "championship" agent by Farmers Insurance.
  • Parmalee, left, the country rock band from North Carolina premiered its first single, "Musta Had a Good Time" live on AOL's The Boot. The song was No. 51 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart.
  • Tanner Parmely, the Wiley, Colo., junior has been awarded a $500 management and marketing department scholarship at the Fort Hays State University College of Business and Leadership.
  • Travis Parmley, has been promoted to the rank of fire captain in the Great Bend, Kan., Fire Department after eight years in the department. "My dad [Tim Parmley] was a volunteer fireman in Florence; I grew up around firemen and EMTs," he said. Great Bend has two stations with 24 firefighters. Eight firefighters work each shift.
  • Troy Parmalee, a member of the Perry-Morrice Chamber of Commerce executive committee, is helping oversee the Michigan group's merger with the Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce.

... and from Killingworth, Conn., comes word that the state attorney's office has thrown out a complaint filed by two local residents who accused town officials of keeping information about Parmelee Farm "secret." In a letter sent to Michael Board dated June 12, Middlesex State’s Attorney Peter McShane said that a lot of questions were raised by the complaint but "there is no evidence that any of our criminal statutes have been violated." Board, with assistance from former First Selectman Gerald Lucas, filed the complaint in February, alleging that the Board of Selectmen violated the town charter when it signed a 99-year, $1-per-year lease in 2010 with the Killingworth Historical Society for the historic farmhouse. The pair also accused officials of withholding critical information about the lease deal during a December 2011 town meeting, during which residents overwhelmingly approved the lease. The homestead belonged to Horace Linsley and Eunice Maria (Parmelee) Parmelee. Horace [1819-1898; Moses, Asahel, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] and Maria [1822-1905; Rufus, Cornelius, Josiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] were third cousins.

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A local nonprofit has purchased the flood-damaged Parmalee & Howe Building in downtown Wilmington, Vt.. The Wilmington Fund, working with the Preservation Trust of Vermont, purchased the building on the corner of Routes 9 and 100, from Stern Holding Company Inc. for $200,000. Board Chairman Dan Kilmurray said his organization wants to renovate and lease the space within the multiunit building and then sell it. "Long-term we’re not interested in being landlords," he said. "We’d like to have our assets liquid to continue to help other business owners." Contractor Scott Reed, of Whitingham, Vt., was hired to start basic renovations and flood mitigation of the building. Wilmington suffered more than $13 million damage when Tropical Storm Irene flooded the area in August, destroying hundreds of homes and businesses. The 1930 brick building with its arched windows, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, first housed a drug store with a soda fountain; later occupants have been a hardware store, an upscale clothing boutique, and a coffee shop. Kilmurray added that the village economy won’t work without tenants in this building: "It’s incredibly visible. Anyone that comes into the town gets a bird’s eye view of the building. It needs to be occupied." While some downtown businesses have reopened recently, many others don’t have the financial resources to rebuild and repair their damaged buildings. (Photo credit: Nancy Eve Cohen / Vermont Public Radio)

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

  • Bailey Parmelee, left, the distance runner who set records with the Greenville, Mich., Yellow Jackets track team has received an athletic scholarship to Central Michigan University. She will run cross country in the fall and indoor and outdoor track for the Chippewas.
  • Bryce Parmelly, the UC Santa Cruz men's tennis coach saw his team come up on the short end of a 7-2 score at the 2012 ITA Division III National Men’s Team Indoor Championship. The Slugs fell to the Emory Eagles in the championship after upsetting No. 2-seeded Washington University of St. Louis, 5-4, in the semifinals.
  • Chris Parmelee, right, who made his major league debut last season with the Minnesota Twins, returned to Chino Hills, Calif., High School to see his No. 10 jersey retired. He's the school's all-time leader in home runs, slugging and on-base percentages and stolen bases. As a pitcher, he leads all Huskies players in wins and strikeouts.
  • Chance Parmly, the pole vaulter won the indoor title at the Virginia High School League AA championships at Lynchburg, Va. He won his second straight championship by finishing at 15 feet, which tied the league AA record, set in 2003.
  • Corin Parmley, the percussionist was among the Marion, Kan., Elementary and Middle School students who participated in the Southern Plains Honor Band held at Andover Central High School.
  • Debra Parmley, the author's new bodice-ripper, "Dangerous Ties," has hit bookstores.
  • Greg Parmley, right, the manager of Trilling Tru Value Hardware was shocked when Milwaukee comic actor John McGivern and his crew came to the Sheboygan, Wis., store to tape an episode of taping an episode of "Around the Corner with John McGivern." "They really caught us off guard," Greg said. "They went up and down the aisles to experience the Trilling effect. [McGivern] cut his own key and we sent him home with it and he thought that was pretty cool."
  • Ian Parmley, the Liberty University left fielder had three hits in the Flames' 13-1 drubbing of Coppin State.
  • Jay Parmelee, left, bids on an autographed Dallas Cowboys jersey at the Flavors of Austin benefit. The event raised money for The National Multiple Sclerosis Society and was hosted by University of Texas football alum Earl Campbell in honor of his son Tyler’s diagnosis (Photo credit: Marisa Vasquez / Daily Texan)
  • Kati Parmley, the Girl Scout was among those taking part in a Martinsburg, W.Va., ceremony to honor the organization's centennial.
  • Landen Parmelee, the Le Mars swimmer has qualified to participate in the Iowa YMCA State Swim Meet. Landen is a member of the school's 200-yard free relay team.
  • Oliver Parmely, the Horry County, S.C., Sheriff's Department lieutenant, on the right, and other local officials are promoting an upcoming gun buyback program. "Something has to be done," Oliver said of recent gun violence that includes six homicides so far this year in the county. "Do we really expect the violators to come out and bring the guns? We’re hopeful. Everyone has to receive the message it’s time to stop the violence."
  • Ryan Parmely, the Maquoketa Valley, Iowa, freshman wrestler gave Cade Jones the toughest match on his way to the ultimate championship. Ryan had only lost twice in 53 contests. Jones was behind, 4-3, in the third period with seconds remaining when he caught a double leg on Ryan and dropped him with three seconds remaining.
  • Timothy Parmelee, the 49-year-old Cheektowaga, N.Y., man was sentenced to 15 years in prison and a lifetime supervised release by a U.S. district judge for receiving child pornography. Prosecutors said he had more than 100 images of child pornography, and 35 videos when he was arrested. Some of the images depicted children as young as 5.
  • Will Parmelee, the 125-pound-class wrestler from Greenville, Mich., High School pulled out a 1-0 decision over Austin Slick-Linn in the Division 2 team state quarterfinals at Kellogg Arena, but the Tecumseh Indians rallied to defeat the Yellow Jackets, 30-29.

... and from Killingworth, Conn., comes word that former Selectman Jerry Lucas and Watchdog partner Michael Board addressed concerns about the Parmelee Farm complex's financial impact on the town. The farm off State Route 81 in Killingworth. Under the terms of the lease signed in 2010, the town is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the 150-year-old farmhouse and its surrounding area, which is intended to be restored and used as the Killingworth Historical Society’s headquarters. The house, observers say, is in such a deteriorated shape that it could cost $700,000 to make inhabitable, grossly exceeding the estimate provided by the historical society when it applied for the lease. "I want to stress that we are not against the restoration project itself," Lucas said in a statement after the meeting. "The problem is that the price tag is far beyond what we’ve been told." The homestead belonged to Horace Linsley and Eunice Maria (Parmelee) Parmelee. Horace [1819-1898; Moses, Asahel, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] and Maria [1822-1905; Rufus, Cornelius, Josiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] were third cousins. Previous story.

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Silversmith Samuel Parmelee's [1737-1807; Joseph, Isaac, John, John] items are standout examples of Americana that were offered at the Winter Antiques Show at New York City’s Park Avenue Armory. Jonathan Trace, a Portsmouth, N.H., antiques dealer who specializes in American silver and American furniture, featured the item at right, a piece made about 1770 by Samuel in Trace's booth at the show. While coin silver spoons attributed to the Guilford, Conn., craftsman are prevalent, the town's 1st Congregational Church has a baptismal basin and a beaker marked "S. Parmelee." Samuel served as a captain in the Revolutionary War.

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

  • Anna Parmly, left, the Gage Model and Talent Agency of Knoxville, Tenn., wears in an outfit by Andrea Azvedo.
  • Bernie Parmalee, the former pro football player has been asked by Kansas City to be the Chiefs' tight end coach for a third year.
  • Bryan Parmelly, the American government teacher recalled teaching Rodney White, the new superintendent of the Fort Worth, Texas, Independent School District, in Cooper High School: "I have friends in that district and they've done nothing but compliment him for years," Bryan said.
  • Chris Parmelee, right, the Minnesota Twins baseball player takes batting practice during spring training baseball in Fort Myers, Fla. He is almost certain to begin the season Triple-A unless a teammate gets hurt before then. "It’s just about helping the team," said Chris, who batted .355 with four homers in 21 games after getting called up from Double-A last year. "Right now, Justin Morneau is the starting first baseman. Any way I can help the team is what I’ll do. I’m willing to do whatever the Twins need me to do." (Photo credit: David Goldman / Associated Press)
  • Craig Parmelee, left, Standard & Poor's managing director testified before a House subcommittee on oversight and investigations on the role ratings agencies and risk officers played in the collapse of MF Global. Craig said that Henri Steenkamp, MF Global's chief financial officer sent an email Oct. 24, 2010, to S&P saying that "MF Global's capital and liquidity has never been stronger" and that "MF Global is in its strongest position ever as public entity." S&P warned of a possible downgrade Oct. 26, but didn't take any rating action until after MF Global's $6.3 billion bet on European sovereign debt rattled investors and the firm filed for bankruptcy Oct. 31. You can read Craig's prepared statement here.
  • Craig Parmley, the theater director is overseeing Ivy Tech Community College's auditions for the Don Nigro play "Cinderella Waltz" in South Bend, Ind.
  • Gabe Parmele, the Lenape Valley (N.J.) Regional High School bowler rolled a 627 series for the Patriots at the Hunterdon Warren Sussex championship. The Pats finished second to Sussex Tech.
  • Harry Parmelee, the golfer placed fourth-closest to the pin in Northeast County Men's League play at Fairwinds Golf Course in Fort Pierce, Fla.
  • Hollis Parmely, the owner of Altus Senior Placement, discussed placement options for Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia at the Successful Aging group in Laguna Woods, Calif.
  • Ian Parmley, the Liberty University leadoff hitter collected four hits and scored three runs to help propel the Flames to a 12-3 victory over the Towson Tigers.
  • Janet Parmelee, the Toyota of Albany, Ga., saleswoman, said the dealership has notice an increase in inquiries about hybrid cars. "We have, just constantly, people inquiring about them," Janet said.
  • Jill L. Parmelee, right, the 53-year-old Florida woman was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and driving without a license. She was booked at the Volusia County Jail.
  • Joel Parmley, the Fall River Water District worker helped with new manager Keith Neugebauer's orientation in Oelrichs, S.D.
  • Kerri Parmelee, left, transition program director of the Dan Marino Foundation, is helping plan a Fort Lauderdale, Fla., college for developmentally disabled students. "We're here to teach the skills, provide the supports and reduce the supports as the program goes along," Kerri said on behalf of the foundation headed by the Miami Dolphins Hall of Fame quarterback.
  • Kyle R. Parmalee, the 21-year-old Marlborough, Mass., man was arrested on a District Court warrant for conspiracy and larceny of less than $250.
  • Michael Parmley, the Danville-Neel Elementary School fourth-grader was named to the A-B honor roll in Danville, Ala.
  • Michael Parmley, the Turlock, Calif., police officer was a member of the firearms training team, which won the department's Excellence Award.
  • Mike Parmele, chairman of the Anne Arundel County, Md., Board of Supervisors of Elections, said the panel lacks the authority to investigate the residency of Annapolis Alderman Kenneth A. Kirby, who does not have a permanent home, leaving the matter to the mayor and City Council to decide. "Being that there is no pending primary or election, it is not appropriate to investigate or make determinations of a sitting alderman's ability to serve," Mike said.
  • Morgan Parmalee, the soccer player was a member of the Chicago Fire Juniors Florida U12 team that won the Kelme Cup in Naples, Fla.
  • Quantrell Marquese Parmley, left, the 19-year-old Conway, S.C., man was booked into the Horry County Jail on a charge of failure to return a driver's license after notice of suspension, cancellation or revocation.
  • Ra-jaan Parmely, right, the drummer and his Birmingham, Ala., band, Dirty Lungs, headlined at the Green Bar in Tuscaloosa. Give a listen.
  • Riley Parmeley, the first-grader at Destin, Fla., Elementary School was named to the A honor roll for the second nine-week grading period.
  • Ryan Parmely: The Maquoketa Valley High School wrestler from Delhi, Iowa, at left on the bottom, faced off against West Hancock's Zac Schleuger in the third-place match at the state meet in Des Moines. Ryan, who had handed Schleuger his first loss of the season in the Class 1A, 195-pound state quarterfinals, was pinned in 2:26.(Photo credit: Jake Rajewsky / The Globe Gazette)
  • Sam Parmelee, the director and executive producer of Pepperdine University's Songfest is looking forward to his 11th edition of the show. "Songfest is just so much fun," Sam says. "It’s built that way. The whole point is to put people together in close community ... working hard together on these silly-yet-totally-entertaining songs and dances, and to really turn that effort into something special to be shared with the public."
  • Scott Parmley, the Sonoma State, Calif., University electrical engineering student was a member of the team that built a ball thrower for special needs children.
  • Sean and Bonnie Parmley, the couple bought a property on North Middleton Parkway in Mundelein, Ill., from Carolyn Freese for $12,500.
  • Shawna Parmelly, the Cougar Pride sponsor helped lead a group of student council members from Cooper High School in Abilene, Texas, to visit the Navajo Nation in Chinle, Ariz.
  • Stephen Parmley, the 60-year-old Waldoboro, Maine, man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
  • Susan Parmelee, the director of social services at the new iHope Resource Center for the homeless and the working poor in San Clemente, Calif., says the center is looking for organization that could provide the needy with daily hot meals. (Photo credit: Fred Swegles / The Orange County Register)
  • Tara Parmely, the Miller, S.D., High School basketball player scored 25 points to lead the Rustlers to a 53-37 victory over Winner.

... and from Killingworth, Conn., comes word that a resident and a former first selectman have filed a letter of complaint with the State Attorney’s office claiming a conspiracy to defraud and mislead Killingworth taxpayers over the town's decision to lease the farmhouse at Parmelee Farm to the Killingworth Historical Society. Mike Board and former Selectman Jerry Lucas filed a 12-page letter of complaint with State’s Attorney Peter McShane in Middlesex Superior Court. Board says the lease is an illegal act. McShane said would review the complaint "to see if it is criminal in nature." The historical society was signed up to lease Parmelee Farm for $1 a year for 99 years with a renewal option of an additional 50 years, totaling 149 years. Board and Lucas claim the town failed to hold a required town meeting before the lease was signed, not holding one until 16 months after the fact. The homestead belonged to Horace Linsley and Eunice Maria (Parmelee) Parmelee. Horace [1819-1898; Moses, Asahel, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] and Maria [1822-1905; Rufus, Cornelius, Josiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] were third cousins.

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Retiring Tulsa president Steadman Upham has announced that interim athletic director Ross Parmley will be the Golden Hurricane's new AD after serving in the role for three months. He succeeds Bubba Cunningham who left for a similar job at North Carolina. Upham said the school's governing board decided not to wait until after his own retirement in June to act in light of conference realignment talks and discussions with the NCAA. "I just felt it was better for our university to have a leader who had stability and roots, who could represent us in the discussions with greater credibility," Upham said. "We were very, very fortunate that we had Ross. He is ready and able to step in." The 38-year-old Ross first served as director of football operations starting in 2005, then was the school's associate athletic director for operations administration for four years. He became deputy athletic director a month before Cunningham left in mid-October. "Our focus will be on the merger with Mountain West and Conference USA," Ross said. "The changes at the BCS level will have an effect on that, but our focus will be how we better position ourselves to the merger of the Mountain West. There are great opportunities from television revenue to a more stable conference long term will be a great asset to us in the future." Ross said he thought there was "a great possibility" that merger talks will involve all sports, not just football. Parmley inherits a football program that has made seven bowl appearances in the past nine years and a men's basketball team that hasn't made the NCAA tournament since 2003. "The state of our program is good. We want to get to great," Ross said.

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

  • Alicia Parmele. the Algonquin, Ill., Area Public Library staff member was honored for her 10 years of service at the annual employee recognition and awards event.
  • Brian Parmelee, the deputy fire marshal determined the cause of a New Year's mobile home fire in Springfield, Ore., as a candle that was left in the bathroom. "The safety message in all of this is never leave candles out," he said.
  • Bruce Parmelee, left , the Binghamton, N.Y., man has returned from his 10th trip to Iraq since the fall of Baghdad in 2003. He went from running the local Southern Tier Harley Davidson Club to working with an international nongovernment organization to assist the Iraqis with community organizing.
  • Caren Parmley, the 33-year-old Myrtle Beach Ross department store clerk faces third-degree assault and battery charges after a customer claims she was hit with a box during a dispute over merchandise pricing. A 49-year-old woman told police she removed several items from her bag and wanted Caren to bag the items again, but Caren refused and began to check out the next person in line. The customer began to photograph the items with her camera phone and Caren took a box and struck the phone in her hands with a box, according to the report.
  • Cody and Corin Parmley, the Peabody, Kan., Achievers 4-H Club members helped present their club's recent program in the Peabody-Burns Elementary School music room.
  • David L. Parmley, the president of Covered Wagon coaches has announced that his company has finished moving into its terminal in Avon, N.Y. The charter bus company, which employs 100 full- and part-time workers, has depots in Hornell and Olean. Meanwhile, a felony charge against him was downgraded to a misdemeanor in Hornell city court. Last March, state police charged David with offering falsifying a vehicle inspection report, a class E felony. The charge carried a maximum sentence of four years imprisonment. The charge was reduced on the condition that David complies with the state Department of Transportation.
  • Gerik Parmele, media director at The Crossing, says the Columbia, Mo., church has made it a point to increase its Facebook presence. Gerik said the church also has a smart phone application that provides users with streaming service videos, links to blogs, and "all kinds of content you would expect a church to have."
  • Jace Parmley, the Neosho, Mo., fourth-grader and his Next Level basketball teammates won the Pinegar Chevrolet Invitational. The boys went undefeated in three games for the tournament title.
  • James Parmele, one of three witnesses in an assault with intent to murder case, testified in Midland County District Court that it appeared the accused, Brian Andrew Fogg, 19, Midland, was trying to defend himself.
  • John Parmalee, the North Florida professor has published "Politics and the Twitter Revolution: How Tweets Influence the Relationship Between Political Leaders and the Public" (Lexington Books, 256 pages, $75) with Texas Tech professor Shannon Bichard.
  • Julia Parmelee, the Medina, Ohio, Gymnastics Academy gymnast was first on bars. with a 9.05, second on vault with 9.125, and in the all-around with 35.225, third on beam and fourth on floor at the Lake Erie Gymnastics Meet.
  • Keith Parmley, the Sam Houston State graduate of Keller, Texas, made the mistake of assuming he could get a ticket for the FCS championship game against North Dakota State. "I had no idea it was a sellout," Keith said. He and his son were still waiting for the gates to open after the third quarter. The Bisons won their first national title over the top-seeded Bearkats, 17-6.
  • Maci Parmely, the registered nurse was named the Values in Action honoree at Mark Twain St. Joseph's Hospital in San Andreas, Calif.
  • Mark Parmelee was named an information technology senior associate at SS&G Healthcare Services of Akron, Ohio.
  • Mike and Carrie Parmley, the insurance adjuster and registered nurse, and their four children -- Cole, 10, Carson, 7, and Campbell, 4, and Jillian, 11 months -- were taking in the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kan., on New Year's Eve and hoping for a better year ahead. "We’re doing fine," Mike said, "but I’d like to see everyone else have a chance to do better."
  • Robert Parmley, the 5-10 senior is playing basketball for the Manvel, Texas, Mavericks.
  • Sheryl Parmelee, the Kernville, Calif., Chamber of Commerce associate chaired the organization's Whiskey Flat Kick-off dinner.
  • Steve Parmley, the Santa Cruz, Calif., Fire Department engineer was on duty Christmas Day like many public employees. "We don't have a closed sign. It just doesn't work that way," he said. "I've been doing this kind of work for many years and it's always been something that my family understands and accepts. They don't like it, but they understand."
  • Taylor Parmley, the Mishawaka, Ind., basketball phenom was named an Indiana Basketball Coaches Assn./Pacers-Fever player of the week in District 1.
  • Thomas Parmalee, the executive director of Kates-Boylston Publications, which publishes Funeral Service Insider, American Cemetery and other industry trade journals, says efforts to repeal a 70-year-old law that prohibits cemetery owners and funeral home owners from combined operations "would absolutely be a big deal for the death-care professionals. Funeral directors by and large are probably fearful of it, because they may potentially face new competition," Thomas said, while few funeral home operators would expand their operations to include a cemetery.
  • Travis Parmley, the Wayne County, Ky., man has been indicted by the county grand jury for possession of a controlled substance first degree.
  • Tre Parmalee, the Bishop Miege senior and wide receiver was named to the Kansas City Star 2011 All-Metro football team. The Otis Taylor Award winner as the top pass-catcher in metropolitan Kansas City, Tre was first-team all-East Kansas League at wide receiver and defensive back. He finished with 82 catches for 1,164 yards and 15 touchdowns, which were all Stags records. Tre, who has committed to Northern Illinois, is the son of former NFL running back Bernie Parmalee.
  • Victoria Parmele, the Northwood, N.H., planning board member said she is wary of Free State Project participants’ approach toward state politics. "It takes some time to understand New Hampshire, and to consider whether libertarianism truly has a role to play in this state," said Victoria, an environmentalist opposed to Free Stater legislator-backed bills that would defund the state rail authority and end an energy efficiency program. "I'd like to have a public discussion on this, as opposed to this 'We've decided that New Hampshire should be our bastion of liberty.' "
  • Wallace Parmley, 50 died Jan. 31 after being hit by a car on Red Bluff Road off Highway 905 in Horry County, S.C. A South Carolina Highway Patrol spokesman said the driver of a 2009 Saturn who hit Wallace won't be charged because Wallace, who was wearing dark clothes, was illegally walking in the road; pedestrians are supposed to walk at the side of the road in the grass. Wallace was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, where he died just before 7:30p.m. from multiple trauma.

... and from Killingworth, Conn., comes word that a resident and a former first selectman have filed a letter of complaint with the State Attorney’s office claiming a conspiracy to defraud and mislead Killingworth taxpayers over the town's decision to lease the farmhouse at Parmelee Farm to the Killingworth Historical Society. Mike Board and former Selectman Jerry Lucas filed a 12-page letter of complaint with State’s Attorney Peter McShane in Middlesex Superior Court. Board says the lease is an illegal act. McShane said would review the complaint "to see if it is criminal in nature." The historical society was signed up to lease Parmelee Farm for $1 a year for 99 years with a renewal option of an
additional 50 years, totaling 149 years. Board and Lucas claim the town failed to hold a required town meeting before the
lease was signed, not holding one until 16 months after the fact. The homestead belonged to Horace Linsley and Eunice Maria (Parmelee) Parmelee. Horace [1819-1898; Moses, Asahel, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] and Maria [1822-1905; Rufus, Cornelius, Josiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] were third cousins.

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What Taylor Parmley did a basketball game against South Bend, Ind., Washington had never been done before."We expect big things from Taylor," Mishawaka Coach Kevin Gradeless said. “But this was a little above and beyond." That night, Taylor set school and Northern Indiana Conference records with 51 points and 23 rebounds in a single game. "It was probably during the third quarter, I looked over at the scores and I was like, 'Dang, that's a lot,' " Taylor said. "But it didn't faze me." High numbers are nothing new for Taylor: She has a 4.3 GPA on a 4.0 scale and is taking all honors classes. "Taylor just works hard at whatever she does," Gradeless said. "That's why she excels at everything she does." And ... she's only a sophomore.

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

  • Abby Parmelly, the basketball player from Abilene, Texas, will start at wings for the Lady Jackets of Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas. She also earned all A's in the latest marking period and was named to the President's List.
  • Alicia Parmelee, the ninth-grade Milton High School student in Santa Rosa, Calif., was named to the AB honor roll for the most recent grading period.
  • Amalie Parmerlee, the volunteer supervisor for Alpha Women's Center in Ankeny, Iowa, said the center is partnering with The Ankeny Clothing Exchange and Red Rock Area Community Action Program to provide services to clients.
  • Amy Parmalee, the cross-country runner at Lee High School in Wyoming, Mich., was named honorable mention to the Advance All-Area Girls Cross Country Team.
  • Ashley Parmelee, the senior at Southside High School in Elmira, N.Y., received high honors in the latest grading period.
  • Austin Parmley, the actor takes on the role of Flick in "A Christmas Story," the tale of a boy who gets a BB gun for Christmas, at the Breckenridge Theatre in Breckenridge, Colo.
  • Bethann Parmelee , the cross-country runner for Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., ran the 5K in 24:16.84 to finish 54th at the Cross Country Only Conference. She was 96th at the Hoffman Preregional after she posted a 27:23.3 over 6K, and at the Jack Daniels Shootout she was 69th in 18:14.6 over 4K.
  • Bill Parmelee, the twin-aisle director at Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita, Kan., was among the workers celebrating the rollout of the forward fuselage section for the Boeing Co.'s 1,000th 777 model. Dozens raised their hands when Bill asked how many workers were around when the first 777 went into service in 1995, when Spirit was still a unit of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "It’s our people that really make the difference," he said. "It takes all of us working together."
  • Brenda Parmalee was one of the attendees of the St. Lucie County, Fla., Education Foundation's 12th annual Education Foundation Ball.
  • Brian Parmelee, the 11th-grade Milton High School student in Santa Rosa, Calif., was named to the AB honor roll for the most recent grading period.
  • Brianna Parmalee, the Benjamin Franklin Middle School basketball player scored two points in the Eagles' 29-13 win over William Byrd Middle School. The two schools are in the Roanoke Valley, Va., Middle School District.
  • Casey Parmerlee, the senior painting major at Ball State University, right, was accepted into the Making Ideas Visible seminar class. She's met with other art majors and philosophy majors daily to collaborate on creating artwork and philosophical essays to be sold in the gallery and published in a book. Casey said her artwork has benefited from working with the philosophy majors: "I have done more painting because I am a painting person. It was all about not only working the philosophy and being inspired by the philosophy -- that's a huge part, don't get me wrong -- but there's also a part where you should lend your creative hand to it. [The seminar] helped my paintings develop a backing."
  • Cindy Ramos-Parmley, the music director's "Scrooge" was the Quad-City Music Guild's holiday offering at Prospect Park Auditorium in Moline, Ill.
  • Cody Parmley, the 5-foot-8 junior for the Monticello, Ky., High School basketball team has been out with a broken hand. Coach Trevis Upchurch hopes Cody will be able to return to the court this year.
  • Cole Parmely, the 133-pound class wrestler at Oelwein, Iowa, High pinned Austin Matthias of Wapsie Valley High in 1:33.
  • Dave Parmley, the developer of Chesterfield Hotels has closed downtown Columbia, Mo.’s, only operating hotel, the Regency. Dave plans to begin demolishing the hotel in mid-January and begin construction on a 114-room, seven-story hotel in April.
  • David Parmelee,left, the Manchester, Mass., runner was among the top 15 finalists of the 34th annual Essex Turkey Trot, an 8K run presented by the Essex Lion's Club.
  • David L. Parmley, the president and owner of Covered Wagon Tours has had his date in Hornell, N.Y., City Court adjourned until January. David was charged in May 2011 with falsifying a tour bus vehicle inspection report, a Class E felony. Charges were initially filed in May. He also is assistant treasurer of the Hornell Industrial Development Agency.
  • Delaney Parmley, the Whitehall, Mich., Middle School sixth-grader earned straight A's for the latest marking period.
  • Dianna Callison Parmley, the music fan was one of six Winfield, Kan., High School alumni to attend the Lakeside Band Festival at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wis.
  • Dianne Parmelee, right, the education coordinator at Flanders Nature Center shared illustrations from her new book, "Sarah Fina Mudpie Oinker," at the Woodbury, Conn., Christmas Festival.
  • Greg Parmley, the company spokesman for Montreal-based Intellitix says the company’s bracelets are the first to apply radio-wave technology to music festivals. Each wristband, serving as a ticket, is embedded with a serial number and can’t be copied by counterfeiters, Greg says. "It’s the same technology used in the Oyster card, the ticketing system used on London’s Underground."
  • Harry Parmelee, the linksman shot a 68 at Fairwinds Gold Course in Fort Pierce, Fla., in Northeast County Men's League play.
  • Hunter Parmalee, left, a student at Journey High School in Scottville, Mason County, Mich., died the day after the vehicle in which he was riding went off of the road and hit ran several trees. Hunter had turned 16 on the day of the accident. According to the Mason County sheriff's office, the car was driven by Talen Christian Woods, 18, of Idlewild, Lake County, Mich., who attends the same school. Woods told deputies that his 2011 Kia Forte was traveling about 125 mph on Tuttle Road north of Hansen when it was bumped by a vehicle he was passing, causing him drive off the east side of the road. The accident report, which only lists one vehicle, says a second may have fled the scene; the possibility of a drag race was also being investigated.Woods was transferred to a Grand Rapids hospital before being released. His obituary.
  • Ian Parmley, right, the senior outfielder/pitcher for the Liberty University Flames was named one of three co-captains of the '12 baseball team at the Lynchburg, Va., school.
  • Jan Parmalee, the keggler bowled a 189 at B&C Lanes at Glens Falls, N.Y., in the 50-Plus Seniors league.
  • Jacob Parmley, the Whitehall, Mich., Middle School eighth-grader earned a 3.0-or-better grade average for the latest marking period.
  • Jay Parmelee, the sixth-grade football player received great blocks from Max Thorsheim and Sam Parmelee to race 65 yards for a touchdown for the New Canaan, Conn., Black Rams in a 13-12 victory over the Darien Wave.
  • Justin Parmalee, left in the suit, and Matthew Blevins, both of Kansas City, Kan., run a drill to put on their fire gear as quickly as possible during a skills testing session as part of Kansas City, Kan., Community College’s Fire Science Program. (Photo credit: Caroline Boyer)
  • Kate Parmelee, The Martin County, Fla., intergovernmental relations and grant coordinator credited said the local state legislative delegation, and business, civic and political leaders to have Indiantown designated an enterprise zone. "This has really been a group effort over a period of years," Kate said.
  • Matthew Parmelee, the 8-year-old was one of 250 children in Tuckahoe, N.Y., to sing along with three Broadway performers when the American Songbook Project came to his school. He said he recognized some of the songs. His favorite: "Over the Rainbow."
  • Maxine Parmelee, our condolences to the Bellaire, Mich., resident and her family on the death of her sister, Neva N. (Stevens) Harden of Socorro, N.M. She was 85.
  • Michael R. Parmley, the 27-year-old Grand Isle, Neb., man was fined $400, and sentenced to nine months' probation and 60 days' no driving in Hall County, Neb., Court for driving under the influence.
  • Mika Parmley, the snowboarder was quoted in a story about ski equipment thefts in the Granite Peak, Wis., ski area. "I do have my own boots and board and bindings so it is an investment," Mika said. "Just like a bicycle or anything like that, you can use it for many years." Officials urged people to use coin-operated lockers.
  • Luke Palmerlee, an American investment banker in Sydney, Australia, says the preponderance of small towns in the United States might explain the difference in home entertainment. ''I grew up in a small town in Wyoming and if someone came to visit, you would invite them home because the options were subpar. ,'' he said. "In Sydney, if you wanted to show visitors the best bits, why invite them home when you could take them to Tetsuya's [restaurant]?'' Luke was quoted in a story based on a survey that showed Australians are less likely to invite friends and neighbors home for a meal or to meet the family than Americans.
  • Maci Parmely, the registered nurse was a Values in Action honoree at Mark Twain St. Joseph's Hospital in San Andreas, Calif.
  • Melissa Parmalee, the 29-year-old Zachary, La., native who is director of major gifts for Capital Area United Way, is a recipient of the 2011 Baton Rouge Business Report's Forty Under 40 Award. She has raised more than $60,000 to date for the Shaken or Stirred fundraiser, which she began four years ago.
  • Ross Parmley, Tulsa's interim athletic director, right, prepare for a helicopter tour of Fort Worth, Texas, with Tulsa Coach Bill Blankenship and Brigham Young University Coach Bronco Mendenhall before the Armed Forces Bowl.
  • Sam Parmley, the Oklahoma State University psychology freshman said his curiosity got the better of him when he was a mock dorm room fire. "I was up in my dorm, and I saw this weird looking thing in the middle of the street," Sam said. "I just wanted to come down and see what is going on, and they told me they were going to light something on fire."
  • Scott Parmelee, the vice president and publisher of Outside says his magazine will celebrate its 35th anniversary this year by "continuing to spread the 'active lifestyle' gospel." The magazine ranked 10th in the nation in increased ad pages in 2011 with a gain of 14.7%. Cover-wise, Outside's best seller was the September "Dream Jobs" issue.
  • Tre Parmalee, left, the 5-foot-10, 160-pound receiver who committed in November to Northern Illinois, said he received a phone call from the new head coach at Kansas, and was offered a scholarship to play for the Jayhawks. He took the new offer. Tre is the son of Kansas City Chiefs tight ends coach and former NFL running back Bernie Parmalee.

... and from Killingworth, Conn., comes word that residents have overwhelmingly approved the town's decision to lease the farmhouse at Parmelee Farm to the Killingworth Historical Society. Nearly all of the roughly 150 residents that showed up to Killingworth Elementary School for the town meeting affirmed an agreement that had been in place for about year before its validity was recently questioned by two residents. Last year, town officials agreed to lease the farmhouse to the society for $1 per year for 99 years, with a requirement that the society be responsible for the interior upkeep of the building. A shorter lease was granted for the garage behind the farmhouse as well. After two residents questioned the process this fall, a selectman scheduled the town meeting to avoid any further discrepancy over whether the town charter required the lease to be approved by voters. The homestead belonged to Horace Linsley and Eunice Maria (Parmelee) Parmelee. Horace [1819-1898; Moses, Asahel, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] and Maria [1822-1905; Rufus, Cornelius, Josiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] were third cousins.

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