Peaches to the Parker Unified School District for going back to full-time classes. It looks like things are getting back to normal for the students, teachers and staff. They will all remember the last year for the rest of their lives, and the students have something they can tell their grandchildren.

Peaches to all high school student-athletes. This has been a rough year for all of you. You’ve learned a lot about perseverance, sticking with something, and overcoming obstacles. I know you’ll find lessons for life in what you’ve done this past year.

Peaches to the State of Arizona and how we have handled the coronavirus pandemic in recent months. We’ve seen such a drop in new cases, Arizona has joined those states and nations with more recovered cases than active ones.

Pits to letting up completely on the prevention practices. That nasty little bug is still around, and he’ll make a comeback if we let him. Let’s finish him off!


Peaches to the Town of Parker for finally scheduling work on the allegedly paved streets in the northeast corner of the Town. This is work that is long overdue. There aren’t a lot of residents out that way, but they deserve the same as everyone else in the Town.

Peaches to ADOT for getting the Farmers’ Bridge in Cibola open more than a month ahead of schedule.

Peaches to my neighbor’s cat, Pirate. She was a real sweetie. It always hurts to lose a pet.

Peaches to the discovery that the likeness of William Shakespeare above his grave was made by someone who actually knew him. Fans of English literature and history know they now have a good idea of what the Bard actually looked like.

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


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