Desert Messenger

June 18, 2014

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3 Paul Winer goes to NYC 5 July 4th fun in Quartzsite 6 Editorial 7 Letters to Editor 8 Rotary Doings 9 Candidates List 11 Traveling with Gypsy Jane 12 Voices from the Past 15 Adventures w/Rocks 15 Restaurants 18 Churches 19 Arrest Report 20 Puzzles 22 Classifi eds 22 Paul Winer Comic WHAT'S INSIDE • "Quartzsite's FREE Community Paper" • 928-916-4235 Wednesday, JUNE 18 TH , 2014 VOL. 10 # 197 N�� �� ��� 10 t h YEAR! N�� �� ��� N�� �� ��� 10 10 Alwa y s FREE! Isaiah 58 Project receives $68,000 to pay back taxes By Pastor Mike Hobby Church of the Isaiah 58 Project of Arizona released a press report in May 2014, stating that the church must pay approximately $68,000 to the La Paz County Treasurer's Offi ce for what many believe was an illegal tax. Having exhausted all legal avenues, including the Arizona Supreme Court, no court was willing to hear Isaiah 58's case, since they had the option of paying the taxes and then suing to get them back. Unfortu- nately, they had no means to pay the unfair tax. By the end of May, the deadline was clear. Pay by June 15, 2014 or face foreclosure. The amount seemed insurmountable. The church never lost confi dence in the Scripture Isaiah 58:9 Then shalt thou call, and the Lord shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am.... True to His Word, God has been faithful. As word spread about the needs of the church and the conse- quences being faced, the funds began to fl ow in from Christian friends here in Arizona and from all across the country, more than 60% from strangers. I am pleased to report that it is through your gener- osity that God raised the funds needed to pay the taxes owed. On June 9, 2014, I went to the La Paz County Treasurer's Offi ce. Our outstanding balance is $0.00, as it should have been all along. The church could not have done this without your prayers and donations. Because of your generosity, our church will continue not only to preach the Gos- pel, but also to feed, clothe, care for, and outreach to the homeless and to those less fortunate than we are. Paid for by Jeff Gilbert • 928-232-9207 • "Dedicated to serving with fairness, dignity and respect" JEFF FOR Justice of the Peace JP4 Precinct 4 GILBERT Aug. 26, 2014 I did not choose the small desert town of Quartzsite, Arizona for my home. God chose it for me in a vision involv- ing a soup kitchen. Many others have been led to the Church of the Isaiah58 Project of Arizona, each in his or her own way. All of us are excited and SEE ISAIAH PAGE 17 Quartzsite Police Dept. (QPD) is seeking the public's help in fi nd- ing Eric Stapleton of Quartzsite, who was last seen May 18th, 2014 at his residence off Riggles Rd. Stapleton failed to report to work on May 20th and has not been seen since or heard from since. Police searching for Missing person Eric Stapleton, 58, missing since May 18 SEE MISSING PAGE 17

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