Peaches & Pits

From you:

Peaches to our local Parker Public Library, which provides a mobile library for the 7th and 8th graders during their lunch periods at Wallace Junior High. These students do not have a library for them on their campus. Our compliments to the library staff and volunteers, the Friends of the Library, who give of their time to provide this much needed service.

 - Julie Castillo

Pits to the Town of Parker and the Colorado River Indian Tribes for the terrible streets of Parker. I have lived on my street for over 20 years and nothing has ever been done. Full of potholes!

  - S.A.A.

From us:

Peaches to everyone who made the 2020 Parker 425 a success. When one considers all the different entities involved, including the Town of Parker, the Colorado River Indian Tribes, La Paz County and the Bureau of Land Management, it’s amazing that this thing goes off so well. Of course, it could be that they’ve all been doing this so long, they all know their jobs by now. Any way you look at it, it’s still an impressive piece of intergovernmental cooperation. I think the people in Washington could learn a thing or two from us.

Peaches to the two Parker class winners in the Parker 425. Randy Merritt and the crew from Mongo Racing placed first in the 7200 class, while Alfredo Garcia and the crew from Trenko Racing placed first in the Sportsman 8100 class.

Peaches to the class winner from Lake Havasu City. Let’s not forget our neighbors to the north. Keith Waibel, Tim Krause and Jason Morgan placed first in the 6200 class.

Peaches to finding a great spot to take pictures, and then lining up that perfect shot.

Pits to all the things that can and do happen when you line up that perfect shot, including:

 - Idiots who walk in front of your camera.

 - Other media people who have found this is a great place to take a shot and block your view.

 - Your assistant, Mr. Otto Focus, decides to go goofy on you and the rocks in the foreground are clear but the truck you were trying to take a picture of is out of focus.

 - Your camera suddenly remembers it’s a digital camera and there’s a gap between when you hit the shutter and the camera actually takes the picture.

 - Little kids who run in front of you and say, “Hey, mister! Put my picture in the paper!”

 - Adults who run in front of you and say, “Hey, mister! Put my picture in the paper!” (Such people make it difficult to remember murder is illegal).

Peaches to the Parker Broncs girls’ basketball team. They are on a roll, and let’s hope they keep rolling.

We want to know: who do you think deserves a peach? How about a pit? Send your ideas to the Parker Pioneer, P.O. Box 3365, Parker, AZ 85344. You can also send them to We won’t print your name if you ask us not to, but we do need your name on any submissions.


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