Peaches & Pits

Peaches to the Parker High Broncs football team for adapting to having to play most of their games on the road. They’ve taken to the title “Road Warriors” with relish. They’re still undefeated as this point, and they are the odds-on favorites for the state 2A title. I just hope the Parker fans get to see this remarkable team at home before the end of the season.

Peaches to the students at the Parker schools who are wearing face masks even though they are not required to do so. They want to do their part to slow the spread of that nasty little bug, the coronavirus.

Pits to those who still insist on treating the virus like a political issue rather than a public health one. That’s one of the main reasons we’ve had so many more cases and deaths in this country than any other on Earth.

Peaches to not having to run my air conditioner for an entire day!

Peaches to one of the superstar cats on the Internet, Cole of “Cole and Marmalade.” He passed away Oct. 10 after being ill for some time. Anyone who has seen Cole’s antics, as well as those of his goofy pal Marmalade and their “sisters,” Jugg and Zig Zag, know what a wonderful kitty he was.

Pits to a new California law that bans small, gas-powered engines in machines like leaf blowers, chain saws and lawn mowers. I see this law as putting a lot of landscaping companies and others out of business.

Pits to those Arizona politicians who are still casting doubt on the outcome of the 2020 election.

Peaches to all the events coming up, including Volks Jam, Red Ribbon Week and Trunk or Treat. Late October is going to be a fun time in Parker. 

Who do you think deserves a peach? How about a pit? Send your ideas, in 40 words or less to the Parker Pioneer at You can also send them by mail to Parker Pioneer, P.O. Box 3365, Parker, Ariz. 85344.


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