Peaches & Pits

Peaches to the doctors and nurses at La Paz Regional Hospital. They are dedicated to their work, but, most of all, they care about you.

 - Margie W.

Peaches to Parker High’s Homecoming. It always amazes me how many people who grew up here in Parker want to stay here or come back here after they’ve left. I guess this town must be doing something right.

Peaches to the Yellow Cord Boys, who are having a reunion to mark the 60th anniversary of their graduation from Parker High School. I’ll bet these guys could teach today’s kids a thing or two about school spirit.

Peaches to all the political leaders and others who are trying to avoid the extreme partisanship and actually trying to deal with our nation’s problems.

Pits to the organizers of the Ray Reynolds Cross Country Meet. The Arizona Interscholastic Association’s website said it started at 3:30 p.m. The coaches said they were told it would start at 3:30 p.m. To everyone’s surprise, they started it at 3 p.m. By the time I got there, all but a couple of the Parker boys had completed their runs. At least I got a good shot of the sole Parker girl runner, Aleesha Begaye.

Pits to the Arizona Diamondbacks for missing a great public relations opportunity. They installed artificial turf at Chase Field this year, mostly to save on electricity and wear and tear when they opened and closed the roof so often. By going with the artificial surface, they were saving 2 million gallons of water per year. They should’ve played this up as doing their part to save water with the ongoing drought.


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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