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13-12 NEWS

Kyle "Crocodile" Parmley's decision to forgo what seemed like his destiny to represent Australia in tae kwon do at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro appear to have been vindicated. The 170-pound welterweight scored a knock-out in the third round of a mixed martial arts fight in July over former bodybuilding champion and previously undefeated Ash "Commando" Vallance. The three-time Australian tae kwon do national champion comes from a long line of competitors in the sport. Aunt Denise Parmely, left, was a 10-time Australian champion, hall of fame member and one of only four Aussies to win a medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics; she brought home a bronze. Because his uncle, father, mother, younger brother and cousins all have won Australian titles, many were surprised when Kyle chose to leave the sport for mixed martial arts. He trains out of Focus Martial Arts at Mansfield, a small town in Victoria's Australian Alps.

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

  • Abbie Parmele, the artist has been commissioned by the Steinke Funeral Home to paint a historical painting of downtown Rensselaer, N.Y. for display in the lobby. "I wanted a piece of original art and I have seen Abbie's work before," Mike Steinke said. "I wanted something special to represent Rensselaer."
  • Andrew Parmley, the alderman was singled out by London Mayor Suzanne Brown after she was summoned to Guildhall to be presented with the title of Freeman, one of the oldest city traditions dating back nearly 800 years. "I met Andrew Parmley at this year’s Swan Upping. We got on really well and started talking about charity work, because being a freeman is all about charity. He said was going to give me the Freedom of the City [title] and I honestly thought he was joking."
  • Bea Parmley, left, vice president, Perris Valley, Calif., Chamber of Commerce was on hand to honor students of the month at Perris Union High School.
  • Brian Parmley, right, the former Glenmora, La., elementary and high school principal was on medical leave until her resigns from his new post of assistant principal, according to the Rapides Parish superintendent. The move was part of a settlement after a hearing on staff allegations of "failing to conduct observations and/or evaluations." See update.
  • Bruce Parmelee, the former Harley-Davidson dealership owner received Global Communities' Building a Better World Award for his dedication to improve their lives and livelihoods around the world. Bruce has worked in Kosovo, Liberia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Jordan, and as regional director for Africa and the Middle East. He worked in Appalachia as a VISTA volunteer and with the federal ACTION agency before owning his motorcycle dealership from 1982 to '97. He's been with Global Communities since.
  • Bruce Parmley, has become Hogan Lovells' head of real estate for the Americas and is based in Washington.
  • Cody Parmley, the Marion County youngster entered two market barrows in the Kansas Junior Livestock Show.
  • Corey Parmalee, the golfer and partner Shawn Pranger shot a 69 for a six-shot win in the 22nd annual Pumpkin Open at Oceana Golf Club in Shelby, Mich. Forty-five two-person teams played in the tournament.
  • Corin Parmley, the Marion County youngster entered two market lambs, a breeding ewe, and two meat goats in the Kansas Junior Livestock Show, and vied in several showmanship categories.
  • Dave Parmley, right, developer of the Doubletree by Hilton in Columbia, Mo., says that despite delays in the construction of a parking garage next door, the new hotel expects to take its first reservations March 21.
  • Dr. Dean X. Parmelee, left, the associate dean for academic affairs for Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine will be among those at the Dayton, Ohio, institution helping Saudi Arabia set up its first doctor of medicine program.
  • Deb Parmelee. helped organize a silent auction for "Raise a Glass," a Le Mars, La., fundraiser to raise money for diagnosis and treatment of area cancer patients.
  • Dustin Parmley, right, the Orem, Utah, attorney is representing Benjamin Rettig in an obstruction of justice case after refusing to testify at the Martin Bond trial. Bond and Rettig were both accused of killing Kay Mortensen in November 2009, stealing guns and holding Pamela and Roger Mortensen hostage.
  • Erika Parmlee, the mother of 2-year-old Corey Gordon Jr., who was struck by a hit-and-run driver outside their Bridgeport, Conn., home, thanked bowlers who came out for a fundraiser for her critically injured son. The event at Milford Lanes raised money for a reward in finding the driver of the April 30 tragedy on Capitol Avenue.
  • Harishchandra Parmale, senior police inspector of Versova police station in India is on top of a case involving 62-year-old actor Om Puri, whose wife, Nandita, filed a domestic-violence complaint against him. "The actor was arrested after he surrendered before the police and later granted bail on a bond of 10,000 rupees," Harishchandra said.
  • Krystn Parmley, the 22-year-old Otis Orchards, Wash., artist is studying at Eastern Washington University and will work on getting her master’s degree after graduation. She uses her bathroom as a studio.
  • Kyle R. Parmelee, the 23-year-old Hudson, Mass., man was arrested on suspicion of assault and battery on a pregnant woman.
  • Mark Palmerlee, the kayak tour guide has removed three truckloads of trash falling from two boats stuck on Jarvis Creek on Hilton Head Island. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control ordered the vessels removed.
  • Mark Parmerlee, the Eugene, Ore., coffee enthusiast opened Grind Coffee, a drive-through coffeehouse at 1082 N. Walnut St., in New Braunfels, Texas.
  • Mary Jane Parmele, the rural Columbus, Kan., woman taught lye soap making for the Civil War re-enactment of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Blair. Dressed in a sunbonnet and a period dress she'd made for the occasion, she explained that animal fat, rainwater and ash were used to get people clean in the 19th century. era. "My grandmother used it for everything, and I’ve been going to Silver Dollar City to get it since I was a little girl," she said, "When we tell the children what it’s made of, they can’t believe it. They just can’t believe it."
  • Matt Palmerlee, right, the 34-year old vegan-turned-charcuterie-champion's Branded Butcher restaurant in Athens, Ga.. celebrated it's first anniversary.
  • Melissa Parmley, an administrator at the Peabody Care Center, assessed damage after the Peabody, Kans., assisted-living home was hit by flooding. "It seeped in around the doors and there was no holding it back. Three occupied apartments, one unoccupied apartment, and the one used for massage therapy all suffered water damage."
  • Michael Parmalee, the 23-year-old paratrooper was awarded the Soldier's Medal at Fort Bragg, Calif., for pulling an injured woman from a burning vehicle. Michael was on leave, returning from his home in Hillsboro, Ore., in 2012 when he sitting at a traffic light in Portland. A semi approached him from behind, clipped his car and sent it into a turning lane. The truck ran through the intersection and hit a second vehicle, which erupted in flames. Michael, who was a gunner in Iraq in 2011, addressed his battalion: "It's an honor for me to accept such an award for my actions that day, but I honestly do believe everyone in here would do the exact same thing. " See earlier story.
  • Michael Parmele, at left, chairman of a three-man panel that counted ballots in the close Annapolis, Md., mayor's race, went through three packs of cigarettes in the 19-hour ordeal of reviewed hundreds of absentee and provisional ballots. Michael, a Democrat, works part time consulting businesses and performing paralegal work. Newcomer Mike Pantelides, a Republican, won by 59 votes. (Photo credit: Paul W. Gillespie / Capital Gazette)
  • Pat and Mid Parmley, right, the Lacey, Wash., couple who recently celebrated their 45th anniversary, planned to play golf in the Washington State Senior Games. "It’s all about who you play with, who you’re out on the course with,” said Pat. "That’s the main reason we play this stupid game, to spend quality time with quality people."
  • Patricia Parmelee, the University of Alabama psychology professor and director of the Center for Mental Health & Aging has been presented the Gerontological Society of America's 2013 M. Powell Lawton Award for her work on the intersection of pain and depression among older adults.
  • Quentyn Parmley, left, the Wayne County, Ky., High School senior runner braved lightning at the Franklin County Invitational to finish 11th in the two-minute mile run with a personal record of 17:13.
  • Ron and Kana Parmley, our condolences to the Madison, Wis., couple and their daughters, Elyssa and Kate, on the death of her grandmother, Jeanette Gipson, 81.
  • Ryan Parmely, right, the Maquoketa Valley, Iowa, High School baseball player was one of four Wildcats named to the Tri-Rivers Conference second team all-conference.
  • Taylor Parmley, the Mishawaka, Ind., hoopster has sent a letter of intent to Grand Valley State in Allendale, Mich. The 5-foot-10 forward has averaged at least 17.3 points and 7.4 rebounds per game since her sophomore season. In her three years on the varsity squad, Taylor has shot better than 63 percent from the field. She intends to major in sports psychology.
  • Teresa Parmley, left, the new principal at K.R. Hanchey Elementary School in DeRidder, La., says her goal for the year is "to work hand in hand with teachers and parents to provide a warm caring environment for the students, so they will learn and grow to their fullest potential."
  • Tre’ Parmalee, the University of Kansas wide receiver recently underwent an appendectomy.
  • Truman Parmele, right, owner of Ashland Coffee and Tea, and other merchants are pleased that city workers have replaced deteriorating sidewalks and completed upgrades to address storm-water drainage problems in downtown Ashland, Va. Three weeks after he bought the 18-year-old business in 2009, a downpour filled his store with 2 inches of runoff, while the water of Thompson Street was thigh-high. "Susan Greenbaum was playing here and parked her little Honda right out here," Truman said. "In 15 minutes the water was up over her hood."
  • Tyler Parmelee, left, a junior midfielder from Colchester, Conn., who plays on the Suffolk University men's soccer team, was a third team selection by the Great Northeast Athletic Conference for the 2013 season.
  • Vernon Parmley, the Wisconsin ophthalmologist performed 93 cataracts surgeries during a five-day trip to Myanmar as part of a team from the Wisconsin Academy of Ophthalmology and the Global Community Services Foundation.
  • Wendy Parmley, the concerned Mishawaka, Ind., woman was quoted in a story about local teen prescription drug abuse. "It is scary that it is happening in our communities, but it is," she said. "It's important to talk to your kids about everything because if you are not, someone else is."

... and from Bedford Township, Mich., the local Park Commission has applied for a grant to cover the cost of installing surveillance cameras in Parmelee and Carr parks. "It won’t stop the vandalism completely," said Chairman John Mohr, "but we hope the fact that [the cameras] being there will help deter some of the crime."

13-08 NEWS

The key to any good relationship is communication, but Burnis "Carl" [Burnis Carl, Frank Edward, Ambrose "Andrew," Nathan Lord, Beecher, Jeremiah, Abel, Job, John, John] and Dorothy Parmelee of Elmira, N.Y., will tell you it also takes a lot of compromising. The Elmira couple, 86 and 89, respectively, recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Dorothy was raised on a farm in Chemung and grew up with four brothers; Carl grew up in Elmira with three sisters. The two were married June 12, 1948, in the church where they first met, in a youth group. Although they knew each other for a little while before they began dating, neither could recall their first date. "It was too long ago," said Carl. Dorothy was a bookkeeper for many years at Streeter Associates; Carl had his own television repair business when screens were 17 inches, sets were black-and-white, and programs came on three stations available via antenna. "The average television broke down three times a year," he said. "When color television arrived, you couldn’t carry one by yourself." The couple raised two sons, Larry, who worked as a computer specialist at Cornell University in Ithaca until his death last year, and David, who lives with wife Bobbi in New Jersey. They also have three grandchildren: Jasmine, David and Terry. "We never had any real arguments," Carl said. "I guess because we were always able to discuss things."

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

  • Blair Palmerlee, right, the Chico, Calif., novelist has begun promoting his latest, "The Plotseer," with book-signings.
  • Carla Parmele, left, the assistant to former University of Tennessee president Joe Johnson was one of the handful of guests who beat the guest of honor to his surprise 80th birthday party breakfast. (Photo credit: Michael Patrick, Knoxville News Sentinel)
  • Carl and Dorothy Parmelee, the Elmira, N.Y., couple celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.
  • Chris Parmalee, the Minnesota Twins outfielder has been optioned to Triple-A Rochester, N.Y.
  • Ian Parmley, the Vancouver, British Columbia, went 3-for-5 with a run scored as the Canadians romped to a 11-1 victory over the Everett, Wash., AquaSox.
  • Jay Parmley, the former executive director of the North Carolina Democratic Party's reputation has been restored after Adriadn Ortega dropped his defamation suit against the party. Former party chairman David Parker said there was no merit to Ortega's claims of sexual harassment, and described Jay as a "close talker" and "a friendly guy" who meant nothing sexual by his contact with Ortega. The suit had claimed that the party smeared Ortega after he'd said that Jay had sexually harassed him. Parker added that Ortega's letter to party lawyers seeking a severance agreement "smacked of extortion."
  • Kaden Parmley, the 9-year-old New Buffalo, Mich., dirt bike racer, right, will compete at the 32nd annual Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships at country music star Loretta Lynn's ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. He started racing at 6 -- and won his very first race. "He's just been glued to it," says dad Jeremy. "It's all he thinks. It's all he wants to do."
  • Kayla Parmely, left, the Longwood, N.Y., High School senior, used an electric shock to revive a grandfather who'd collapsed at a June school festival. The 18-year-old was in the front row of the school auditorium when she saw a man having a heart attack. Kayla grabbed the school’s defibrillator and used her recent training as an EMT at the Middle Island Fire Department’s explorer program to treat the man, who is expected to survive.
  • Kenneth V. Parmley Jr., the 52-year-old whom police say prompted an evacuation of a Lowe’s store in June was held at the Thurston County Jail on suspicion of first-degree robbery. Court papers state that moments before emergency dispatchers called for an evacuation of the home improvement store where an armed man had been seen, they'd received a report of an attempted armed robbery in the parking lot of a nearby supermarket. The alleged victim told police that earlier that day at a Jack-in-a-Box, he'd picked a man who'd requested help after his car broke down. When they'd arrived at the Safeway, the passenger produced a gun and told the driver he was robbing him. Kenneth was arrested trying to exit Lowe's through the rear of the garden center. Olympia police said they found a BB gun magazine in one of his front pants pockets; a BB pistol was found under some plastic storage bins outside the Lowe’s.
  • Kenton Parmley, right, the Southeast Missouri State player is congratulated by third base coach Tom Bolen after hitting a three-run home run against the St. Louis Printers. He drove in seven runs in Plaza Tire's 16-7 victory. (Photo credit; Wayne McPherson)
  • Nikkeishia and Keymiah Parmely, the two were among hundreds participating in a demonstration at Howard University following the verdict the cleared Neighborhood Watch leader George Zimmerman in the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla.
  • Ross and Cade Parmelee, left, the Portland, Mich., baseball coach and player, respectively, were part of the undefeated U13 championship team at the Thornapple Valley tournament. (Photo credit: Jane Marie May Photography)
  • Shannon Parmley, right, the Kentwood, Wash., High School senior is traveling to Sunnfjord, Norway, this summer. "I'd like to open my eyes up to something different," she said. "And I'd like to have some experience to say I've done before I go to college."

... and from Durham, Conn., comes word that work continues on the Route 17 culvert over Parmalee Brook should be completed by Sept. 22. The New Haven-to-Glastonbury road crosses the waterway between School House Lane and Coe Road.

13-06 NEWS

When his 10-month-old sister began to cry, 2-year-old Corey Gordon Jr. leaned over in his car seat to pat her arm. "No cry," he told her. Moments later, the toddler was hit by a car April 30 on Capitol Avenue in Bridgeport, Conn., while holding the hand of his mother, Erika Parmalee, as she reached for her purse on the front seat. "I never let go of my child," she said; daughter Faith was still strapped into her car seat in back. The impact dented her car and flung Corey under a parked vehicle. Days later, his neck in a brace and tubes jutting out of his arms, he was in an induced coma at Yale-New Haven Hospital. "I think he can feel us and I think he can hear us," said his grandmother, Stephanie Parmalee. "His vitals keep spiking." Corey has since awakened and his recovery is scheduled to continue at a rehabilitation center in Westchester County, N.Y. Erika said her son was talking, but not yet walking again. Police and Mayor Bill Finch have made it clear the search for the unidentified driver is a priority. Anyone with information is urged to call police at (203) 576-8126.

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

  • Bria Parmelee, the softball player hit a triple as New Prairie, Ind., High School shut out Marquette, 15-0, at New Carlisle.
  • Cayden Parmley, the fourth-grader at Hot Springs, S.D., Elementary School was named to the third-quarter honor roll.
  • Chance Parmly, the Fluvanna County, Va., High School senior, left, could finish with his fourth state pole-vault title this spring. His personal best? Fifteen feet.
  • Charles H. Parmley, at the front of the light armored vehicle, the Marine corporal drives it to shore during a maritime pre-positioning force off-load at Dogu Beach near Pohang, South Korea, as part of a combined joint-logistics exercise with the U.S. Army and Navy.
  • Cole Parmley, the 120-pound senior earned a runner-up finish for the Oelwein Huskies at the 2013 Northeast Iowa Conference wrestling tournament.
  • Corin Parmley, the seventh-grader at Marion, Kans., Middle School was named to the "high honors" honor roll.
  • Dan Parmele, the "volleyball dad" is signing up his daughter for one of the 100 youth basketball teams at the new Fieldhouse Sportscenter in Springfield, Mo. "There's really no [other] place in this area where she could go and play competitively," he said.
  • The Daniel and Clarice Parmelee Prize, the award for participation and outstanding contribution to the Wooster, Ohio, Symphony Orchestra, was presented to Aimon Dwan of Petoskey, Mich., a senior music education major at The College of Wooster. So grateful were Alfred and Betty Foster to the leadership of music professor Dan Parmelee that they established the prize in their memory.
  • David Parmelee, left, the Wyoming, Pa., man has published his first novel, "The Sea Is a Thief" [Sunbury Press], set in a family vacation spot, Chincoteague, Va. His books is the Civil War story of a dangerous courtship between Sam Dreher, a young Union sailor on a gunship sent to protect the island, and Anna Daisey, a Chincoteague girl whose gifts as a wildlife artist are beginning to blossom.
  • Deb Parmele, right, a member of the Rensselaer, N.Y., Retail Merchants which is decorating flower planters now to beautify Washington Street and the downtown area for community Christmas festivities.
  • Derrick Parmelee, the coach of the Kalamalka, British Columbia, Lakers girls soccer squad will see his team compete in the Senior AA Girls Championships in Courtenay.
  • Dyllon Parmley, left, the junior from North County High School in Bonne Terre was named to the 2012 Missouri Football Coaches Association Academic All-State Team.
  • Jalen Parmele, the 5-foot-11, 225-pound NFL running back has been signed by the Tennessee Titans. Jalen spent last season as a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars, rushing for 45 yards against Tennessee in the Jags' victory in Jacksonville, Fla. He played for the Baltimore Ravens from 2008-10 and was originally drafted by the Miami Dolphins in 2008.
  • Jayde Parmely, the Natrona County, Wyo., High School senior was named to the honor roll for the third grading quarter.
  • Joshua Parmele, the Leicester, N.Y., man, right, is one of seven to have recently graduated as deputies from the Seneca County Basic Jail School.
  • Kali Parmley, left, communications specialist of the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance, was among a group of journalists who spent a morning jigging on Lake Erie. The charter boat industry isn't what it used to be. "The younger kids don’t want to be outside," said Kali. "You can’t get them away from their iPads and their TVs."
  • Kerstin Parmley, the master of fine arts graduate was one of nine poets and writers who read from their work at the University of Missouri-St. Louis' Touhill Center.
  • Kyle R. Parmelee, the 22-year-old Marlborough, Mass., man was arrested on an outstanding warrant.
  • Lynda Parmele, right, the student is one of several from Oregon State University, University of Oregon and Portland State University who will travel to Cuba as part of the state university system's first study abroad program.
  • Michael Parmelee, he is one of six Wellspring dancers performing at this spring's concert, "Pull," in Kalamazoo, Mich. That's him at left with Rachel Miller. (Photo credit: Mark Wedel)
  • Parmelee Elementary School, air quality tests have come back negative for unhealthy particles at the Oklahoma City building. During recent renovations, a construction crew tore the old tile up, creating dust particles. Administrators canceled class that day and the next so that tests could be performed.
  • Parmalee, the North Carolina band has made its first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry stage. The group is comprised of brothers Matt and Scott Thomas (lead vocals/guitar and drums, respectively), cousin Barry Knox (bass) and friend Josh McSwain (guitar).
  • Parmele Park, the final design of the new Moore, Okla., park includes a playground and sprayground, walking trail, pavilion, restroom, and landscaping. The park will be just north of 12th Street on Janeway Avenue.
  • Penny Parmele, on the left in the photo on the right, nudges Mary Polizzotto into the games of chance at a fundraiser for the Christ Child Society's children’s programs in Naples, Fla., at right. "Make a Child’s Dream Come True" was the theme of the organization's 15th anniversary bash to benefit underprivileged children in Collier County. (Photo credit: John Wissocki)
  • Randy Parmley, the singer's "A Special Time" was part of a service at the First Baptist Church of Wyandotte, Okla.
  • Ross Parmley, while unsealed court documents describe Tulsa University's former athletic director as "an admitted gambler," the NCAA notified the Oklahoma university that it faces no sanctions. Ross was fired in December, a week after being named in a federal investigation of Teddy Mitchell, who is accused of running a major gambling operation in Oklahoma City and is scheduled to go on trial this year.
  • Ryan Parmely, the Maquoketa Valley, Iowa, sprinter, left, had a pair of 14th-place finishes at the Class 1A Co-Ed State Track and Field Meet in Des Moines. He was a member of the 4x200-meter relay team that finished with a time of 1:34.70, and the quartet that ran the 4x100 prelims in 45.42. Ryan placed 22nd in the shotput with a toss of 40 feet, 7.75 inches. (Photo credit: Beth Lutgen)
  • Sandy Parmley, the Summit, Ky., resident owns Simple Living, a retail outlet store across the Ohio River in Ironton. Located in the Masonic building, it offers brand-name clothing and accessories, all priced from $3 to $50. "I want to make my things affordable," says the self-proclaimed clearance shopper.
  • Taylor Parmele, right, was the Mishawaka, Ind., High School basketball squad's leading scorer this season, averaging more than 17 points per game. The 5-foot-10 senior has committed to play basketball at Grand Valley State University, a Division II program in Grand Rapids, Mich. (Photo credit: Robert Franklin / South Bend Tribune)
  • Yvonne Parmley kneels with grandson Finley MacKay in Covington, Ky., next to the Roebling Suspension Bridge as they look across the Ohio River toward downtown Cincinnati. The span, which sits between the Bengals and Reds stadiums, was the model for New York City's Brooklyn Bridge. (AP photo: Al Behrman)

 ... and from Indian Hills, Colo., comes news that a horse that wandered onto an icy pond overnight on Parmalee Gulch Road, fell through the ice and was stuck for hours, has recovered. Heavy snow made is difficult to see the ice-covered pond in the pasture. Karly Reece gone out to feed her horse and discovered her in the water. "All I see is her head out of the water, so I called 911 and Animal Control. They called the vet and the fire department." It took rescuers about 45 minutes to pull the animal out.


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