(Extensions of Remarks - June 27, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E984]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                          HONORING AVIS PARMAN


                            HON. SAM GRAVES

                              of missouri

                    in the house of representatives

                        Thursday, June 27, 2013

  Mr. GRAVES of Missouri. Mr. Speaker, I proudly pause to recognize 
Avis Parman, who will celebrate her 90th birthday on July 28, 2013.
   Avis has been an important leader in Albany, Missouri for decades, 
earning the moniker ``Miss Albany.'' While she grew up in Worth County, 
she moved to Albany in 1943. In 1963, she became a founding member of 
Albany Community Betterment, an organization dedicated to improving 
Albany and one of two clubs that have competed in the Missouri 
Community Betterment program every year of its existence. Albany 
Community Betterment won the Grand Prize in state community betterment 
in 2001 and 2010, a feat Avis was instrumental in helping achieve. She 
has also taken time to serve on parks boards, on the Missouri 
Agriculture and Small Business Development Authority, serving as 
chairwoman from 1998 to 2000, on the state Environmental Improvement 
and Energy Resources Authority, on various library projects and 
currently as a director emeritus of the Missouri Independent Bankers 
Association. Whatever Albany or Avis's neighbors in northwest Missouri 
needed, she answered the call and served to the best of her ability.
   Mr. Speaker, I proudly ask you to join me in commending Avis Parman 
for a life of service to Albany and northwest Missouri, congratulating 
her on her 90th birthday and wishing her many more wonderful years to