No Coast to Coast meeting this month

Due to the inclement and unpredictable weather and Christmas festivities, the December meeting of the Coast to Coast group will be on vacation this month. Those wishing to attend, call (928) 479-2126 or email

Bridge results

Wednesday duplicate bridge results for Dec. 12: first place, Marge Koss and Thon Sutton; second place, John O'Conner and Rodger Thrasher; third place, Carolyn and Dean Caddy and Joan Young and Billie Gibbs; fourth place, Harley Follmer and Alice Bond. For information and reservations, call (928) 474-9482.

Ladies Tuesday bridge results for Dec. 11: first place, Agnes Bowers; second place, Jean Tiller; third place, Ann Dugger. Play is at 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday (excluding holidays) at Rim Country Health and Retirement Community. Area residents and guests are welcome. Please call Susan James at (480) 202-6113 for reservations and information.

Narcotics Anonymous

If you think you may have a problem with drugs, give yourself a break. There is a way out, with the help of other recovering addicts in Narcotics Anonymous. We have been there.

We meet in Payson: Monday at 5:30 p.m. at 408 W. Main (entrance behind the building); Tuesday at 7 p.m. at 408 W. Main (new meeting); Wednesday at 7 p.m. at 408 W. Main (entrance behind the building); Thursday at 7 p.m. at 107 E. Airline (Steps House - call 468-6368 for directions); Friday at 7 p.m. at 408 W. Main (entrance behind the building); Saturday at 7 p.m. at 408 W. Main (entrance behind the building); Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at 107 E. Airline (Steps House - call 468-6368 for directions). Before you use again, please call: Mark G. at (928) 970-0206; Patty S. at (928) 595-1570; NA East Valley Area - (480) 897-4636. Or write to: East Valley Area, PO Box 5264, Mesa, AZ 85211. The NA Web site is:

Tibetan Buddhist study group

The Payson Tibetan Buddhist Study and Meditation Group meets every Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Lama Erma Pounds, Director of the Tibetan Buddhist Center in Tempe, joins the group periodically. We welcome new members.

The group includes committed Buddhists as well as people from a variety of spiritual and religious paths who find in Buddhism much to enhance their individual spiritual journeys. We meditate for a half hour; the rest of the meeting is devoted to discussion of readings, tapes, cds, films that offer a variety of approaches to the Buddha's teachings. Please call (928) 595-1378 for additional information.

NAARFE meeting

The Mogollon Chapter 1235 of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will be holding its monthly meeting Dec. 19. This will also be the group's Christmas luncheon.

The luncheon will be at the Mazatzal Hotel and Casino, starting at noon with a short meeting to follow. All current and retired federal employees are invited to attend. Hope to see you there.


God loves each of us equally. We are here on earth to learn through life's experiences. For information call (877) 300-4949.

Criminal justice courses

Gila Community College Payson Campus is offering criminal justice courses beginning in January. Classes include: introduction to administration of justice from 5 p.m. to 7:50 p.m. Friday; criminal investigation from 9 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. Saturday; and the evidence course will be held from 1 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. Saturday.

For more information or to sign up for classes, contact the Payson Campus at (928) 468-8039.

Gamblers Anonymous

The purpose of Gamblers Anonymous is to provide hope and help for those who are suffering from the results of a gambling problem and have a desire to stop gambling. GA meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at 616 S. Beeline, just north of the post office (bottom floor, enter from parking lot). For more information, call (928) 970-0085.

Strawberry Patchers

The Strawberry Patchers, a chapter member of Arizona Quilters Guild, will meet at 9 a.m. the first and third Thursday of every month in the Isabelle Hunt Memorial Public Library Activity Room, just west of the Pine Cultural Hall.

If interested, contact Marty Mitchell at (928) 472-7104, or visit our Web site at

Support offered foster parents, grandparents

A support group for grandparents and foster parents will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Parent Resource Center, 514 W. Wade Ln. (next to the dome).

Grandparents and foster parents will meet to share resources and support. In addition, educational topics of interest will also be covered.

For more information, please call Tina Sanborn at (480) 710-8850 or visit on the Internet.


PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) meets the third Wednesday of every month from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Programs will include speakers, support and community.

For location and more information, call (928) 472-3227 or visit us on the web at


ABATE (American Brotherhood Aimed Towards Education) meets at Tiny's Restaurant at 6 p.m. the third Thursday of each month. All bikers are welcome, no matter what your ride is. ABATE is the only biker organization that stands between you and restrictive legislation.

Contacts are Billy at (928) 474-6851 or Jerry at (928) 472-8625.

Zane Grey Shrine Club

The Zane Grey Shrine Club meets at 5:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month at Tiny's.

Rim Country Flyers

The Rim Country Flyers meets at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month at the Crosswinds Restaurant. The club's purpose is to provide a social and technical atmosphere for interested people to meet and share ideas and an airfield to fly their model airplanes.

For information, call Dick Campbell at (928) 474-5055 or Frank Golub at (928) 472-1147.

Tonto Rim Sports Club

The Tonto Rim Sports Club is a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching shooting safety.

The club meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month in the American Legion building at 700 E. Highway 260. Membership is $35 per year, which allows daily access to the Jim Jones/Northern Gila County Shooting Range.

For more information, and for locations where applications are available, call David Palmateer at (928) 472-9136.

Take Pride Project, Pine and Strawberry

The Take Pride Project of Pine and Strawberry, dedicated to adding to the beauty of the towns of Pine and Strawberry, is looking for new members.

The group meets the third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Senior Center Dining Room in Pine. Please contact Ira Gibel at (928) 476-5109 for more information.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group meets at 1 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main St.

The group is sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association. For more information, call the Desert Southwest Chapter at (602) 528-0545.

Mogollon Health Alliance Auxiliary

This volunteer organization is looking for good men and women to join the fun of sharing time within our community, even four hours a week could benefit you and us. Areas to volunteer are Arts and Crafts, Almost New Thrift Shop at 304 E. Aero Drive, La Boutique Gift Shop in PRMC and PRMC Hospital services. Profits from our shops are given back to our community through fire department grants, health scholarships, free CPR classes and community health programs, such as the Women's Wellness Forum, the Community Health and Care Fair and the Gracie Haught Children's Memorial Fund. If you are interested in volunteering, please call the MHA office at (928) 472-2588.

Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Payson meets at noon every Wednesday at Tiny's Restaurant.

The Rim Country Rotary Club meets from 6:45 a.m. to 8 a.m. every Thursday at Tiny's.

Meditation course

There are 12 classes in this course, which include six spiritual meditation techniques, as well as twelve cards used for self-inquiry and self-improvement. Held on Wednesday evenings. Please call for schedule and location. It is requested participants meditate at home 15 or more minutes per day while taking the course. Donations are appreciated. For information, call Zune (928) 472-7654.

Humor Me comedy group

Humor Me, a comedy class for the improvisational comedy group, will meet at 7 p.m. every Friday.

Payson is rich with talented people looking for a place to give their gifts and have a great time doing it. If you would like to share your talent, call Kathleen Kelly at (928) 468-1614.

International Police Association

The International Police Association meets for breakfast at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at Tiny's. All active or retired law enforcement personnel are welcome.

Christ Centered Recovery

Come and experience recovery from drugs and alcohol God's way. A Biblical, discipleship program that leads to freedom from the bondage of drugs and alcohol meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Calvary Chapel, 1103 N. Beeline Highway. Childcare is provided.

For more information, call (928) 468-0801.

Life-Healing Classes

Life-Healing Classes, based on the practical and powerful teachings of inner-development author Vernon Howard, meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, and at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, at New Life Foundation, Highway 87, Strawberry.

Awaken new powers, solve problems, relieve pressure, and be at ease. $3 donation requested. For more information, call (928) 476-3224.

Soroptimist Int'l. of Zane Grey Country

Soroptimist International is a worldwide organization of business and professional women dedicated to advancing human rights and the status of women through community service projects.

We meet every Wednesday at noon at Crosswinds Restaurant at the Payson Airport.

For further information, call Suzanne Bohlman at (928) 987-8866, or Sandy Lumsden at (928) 472-2423.

The Way of the Heart

The Way of the Heart offers a three-part event every Thursday evening at 6 p.m. It begins with a vegetarian gourmet dinner, followed by an instructional video with meditation, and finishes with a devotional occasion and chanting. This is based on the Wisdom of Adi Da Samraj, the great avatar, who is here for the sake of all beings. Answers to life's greatest questions can be found in His Wisdom, and love can be found in your heart.

For location and other information, call Pat Rollins at (928) 472-4700.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS)

TOPS #412 meets from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. every Tuesday at the Pine LDS church. Call Shirley Conklin at (928) 476-3024 for more information.

TOPS AZ #373 meets every Thursday at Crossroads Foursquare Gospel Church, 114 E. Cedar Lane. Weigh-in is from 7:20 a.m. to 8:20 a.m. Meeting follows from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. For more information, call Maura Provenzano at (928) 474-7002.

Romeo Club

The Romeo Club (Retired Old Men Eating Out) is looking for new members. We meet at 11 a.m. every Wednesday at a different restaurant. Come join in the fun. Call Harvey at (928) 468-0125 for location or more information or visit

American Legion

American Legion Tonto Rim Post 69 meets the first Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. We have a fish fry from noon until 8 p.m. every Friday at the American Legion, 709 E. Highway 260.

For more information, call (928) 474-6969.

Kiwanis Club of Zane Grey Country

Kiwanis Club of Zane Grey Country meets at 7 a.m. every Thursday morning at Tiny's Restaurant on East Highway 260. Meetings are held in the back dining room.

Anyone who is interested in becoming a Kiwanis member may call (928) 978-4323 or (928) 978-8123.

Early Ford Club

All those interested in early Fords (Model Ts, As and V8s and 6s, ‘32 to ‘53) are invited to meet for coffee at 8 a.m. the first, second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at Tiny's.

The third week, there will be a dinner meeting at 6 p.m. - location to be decided later. Please telephone (928) 472-6625, (928) 468-8743, or (928) 474-8468 for meeting locations.

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