Peaches & Pits

Peaches to the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office for that drug bust Thursday, Aug. 12. It’s good to see them getting illegal drugs off our streets.

Peaches to organizations like PAACE that try to educate young people and grown-ups about the dangers of drugs. It can be a rough world out there, and a little information can go a long way to making lives better and happier.

Peaches to somewhat cooler weather and finally getting some moisture from our monsoon. No one likes the humidity, but at least it’s a little more bearable than 115 degrees.

Peaches to the Diamondbacks’ Tyler Gilbert for throwing a no-hitter in his first Major League start. This has been a very rough season, and the D-Backs and their fans needed something to get excited about.


Peaches to Lee Ann Anderson at the Parker Community/Senior Center. She stepped up under very difficult circumstances and has done a fine job.

Pits to our two major political parties, the Democrats and the Republicans. I’ve said this before, but it’s worth repeating:  if what we are seeing now is the best our parties can do, then we need new parties or no parties.


Pits to the census results for La Paz County. They need to recheck those figures, because they said the county lost 20 percent of its residents between 2010 and 2020. Given all the recent development we’ve seen in the county, that just doesn’t make any sense.

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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