Peaches & Pits

From You:

Pits to no veterinarian in Parker.  Pets die before if needed emergency treatment can be given due to the long trip to Havasu.  Does anyone care?  Tired of all the “no vet wants to live in Parker” excuses.  Get busy Chamber of Commerce.  We, and our fur babies, are worth the extra effort.  Thank you.

- Noreen, Parker

Pits to the person who took our Christmas lights. You forgot the remote AND you look great on our camera. If you bring it all back, all will be forgiven. Happy New Year!

Pits to too many commercials on the Rose Bowl Parade. Remind me not to patronize the advertisers.

From Us:

Peaches to the skating rink at Western Park. This is turning out to be a fun activity families can enjoy. Nice job, Town of Parker. Thank you to everyone who helped sponsor it.

Peaches to Colorado River Regional Crisis Services for allowing their clients to bring their pets with them. One of the major issues holding people back from leaving a domestic violence situation is what will happen to their pets. Abusers have been known to retaliate against pets, and to use threats of harm to pets to control those they abuse. It looks like CRRCS is doing the right thing.

Peaches to the State of Arizona for passing legislation mandating third-party testing of medical marijuana dispensaries and their products for contaminants. Patients and care-givers have just as much a right to be sure they are getting a safe product from a dispensary as they have with getting something from a regular pharmacy.

Pits to the late Iranian general, Qasem Soleimani. I hope the pit they bury him in is so deep he can’t get out. I also hope they put a wooden stake through his heart just to be on the safe side.

Pits to the Iranian government. These clowns obviously don’t care about their own people, unless they want to use them as cannon fodder for “martyrdom.” I recall MAD Magazine once said Iran has two political parties:  the Paranoids and the Schizophrenics.

Peaches to Best in the Desert Racing Association for bringing their races every year to Parker. They bring a lot of people into town, and it gives residents a festive occasion to look forward to. Just remember to get your grocery shopping done and fill your gas tank before the big crowds arrive.

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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