Peaches & Pits

Peaches to the Town of Parker for publishing the sales tax percentages. It seems the state charges more sales tax (5.6 percent) than the Town (2 percent) and La Paz County (2 percent) combined. So, if you think the sales tax in Parker is too high, blame the state.

Peaches to the Parker Broncs volleyball team. They’re off to a 2-0 start. Let’s hope they can keep the momentum going.

Peaches to Parker drag racer Kaylee Crayton. She’s making a name for herself in motorsports. To think it started when she and her dad, Danny, just wanted to go racing together.

Peaches to all the businesses who donated so the PTA could buy bottled water for the students at Blake Primary School. Peaches to the PTA for the idea, to Food City for giving the PTA a great deal and to the law enforcement officers who delivered the water.

Peaches to Kole Calhoun of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He smacked 16 home runs and had 40 RBI in the shortened 2020 season. To put that in some perspective, that would’ve been 43 home runs and 108 RBI in a 162-game season. He batted only .226. It sounds like he either puts the ball in the bleachers or the pool or up onto the concourse, or he causes more wind that Chase Field’s air conditioners.

Pits to Madison Bumgarner. In the season finale Sept. 27, he finally got his first win in eight starts as a D-Back. He finished the season with a record of 1-4, 6.48. That would be 3-11 over a 162 game season. No wonder the Giants didn’t try to keep him when he turned free agent.

Peaches to the firefighters who kept that fire Wednesday night, Sept. 23 in Hillcrest Bay from spreading any further than it did. They are the true heroes, not pro athletes.

Peaches to everyone who, when they hear the initials BLM, immediately think of the Bureau of Land Management. That would cover just about everyone in rural Arizona.

Peaches to the end of September. We’re now in the last quarter of 2020. It’s almost over, folks. Ah, but there’s still the Presidential election in November. Better fasten your seat belts. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.

Know of anyone or anything that deserves a peach or a pit? Send you ideas in 40 words or less to the Parker Pioneer at ppioneer@havasunews.com, or by mail to P.O. Box 3365, Parker, Ariz. 85344. We need to have your name, but we won't print it if you ask us not to.

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