Clubs And Organizations


Radio Control enthusiasts

People interested in RC cars and trucks — either parking lot racing or off road — are being sought to form a club. It’s good, clean fun for all ages. Call Tony if interested, (928) 970-1131.

Moose Lodge events

The Women of the Moose meet at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the lodge.

The lodge has a Thursday Fish Fry from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and weekly dinner specials are available.

Anyone interested in community service hours may call the lodge at (928) 474-6212.

PAL meets tonight

The Payson Art League meets at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 19 for its monthly meeting. The guest speaker will be Loretta Musgrave, who has enjoyed a lifelong career as an artist.

For many years she served as vice president of Arizona Cowboy Artists. She works in many painting mediums and just finished up the 12-week Fine Art EXPO in Scottsdale.

Musgrave will be doing a “PAINT OVER” for the group. She will need two or three members to bring in dry paintings that have frustrated them. She tapes a clear acrylic sheet over and paints a fix or upgrade. 

PAL meets at Rim Country Health & Retirement Community, 807 W. Longhorn Road. The public is welcome.

Payson Area Singles

The Payson Area Singles group is sponsoring a bus to Cliff Castle Casino, tomorrow, Wednesday. April 20. This trip is not limited to singles; anyone who would like to go is welcome – however seating is limited to 24 people. Meet at The Home Depot parking lot at 8 a.m. The bus will return at 3 p.m. 

The bus ride is free and everyone on the bus will be given $10 by Cliff Castle to do with as they please. There is a buffet lunch that day.

Members of the group will be car-pooling to Mesa to see the outdoor Easter Pageant. Anyone interested, call Nadine at (928) 476-4659.

The group’s Tuesday Breakfast Bunch meets at 9 a.m. every Tuesday at Tiny’s Family Restaurant. 

TOPS #527

TOPS AZ #527 meets from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday at the Mogollon Health Alliance Auxiliary Activity Center, 308 E. Aero Drive, Payson.

For information, contact Janet Longbotham at (928) 474-9898.

New Hope Grief Support Group

The New Hope Grief Support Group is for those who have lost a spouse. It meets from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson.

For more information, call (928) 472-9290.

Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers meets at 5 p.m. every Wednesday at the Masonic Lodge, 200 E. Rancho Road (next to the fire station).

For further information, call 1-800-651-6000.

Rim Country Cowboy Church

The Rim Country Cowboy Church meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Star Valley Baptist Church, 4180 E. Hwy. 260, Star Valley.

The meeting features live music with the Country Gospel Misfits.

For more information, call (928) 474-5557

Democratic Club

The Democratic Club of Northern Gila County will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 20 at the Payson Public Library meeting room, 328 N. McLane Road.

The guest speaker will be Kathy Bickert, ReStore Manager for the Payson Area Habitat for Humanity organization. She will be reviewing the accomplishments of their organization and plans for the future. She will also review how to help in housing low-income citizens.

There will be a final report from the by-laws committee for action. There will be reports from each of the officers and leaders of the Women’s Club and Gila County Chair Chris Tilley.

Membership annual dues are only $5 and can be paid at this meeting. Membership is required to vote on club business.

Everyone is invited to hear the speakers and participation is welcomed. For more information, call President Jerry Foster (928) 978-4031 or vice president Cindy Backes (928) 595-2810 or go online to

TOPS #373

TOPS Chapter 373 meets at Shilow Christian Fellowship Hall, 502 E. Rancho Road every Thursday. Weigh-in starts at 7:20 a.m., with the meeting at 8:30 a.m.

For more information, contact Ilona Swenson at (928) 472-3331.

Bridge results

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for April 13 were: Judy Fox and Jim Lachner, first; Larry and Sue Hoecker, second; Jerri Koch and Frank Coristin, third.

For information and reservations, call Kay Hutchinson at (928) 476-1470.

Daily Word Readers

Anyone interested in studying Unity teachings is invited to join the newly forming ministry in the process of affiliation with Unity Worldwide Ministries.

Activities include: Prayer and Meditation Group,Thursdays 9:45 a.m., for location information, call (928) 468-2117; Study Group reading and discussing Emilie Cady’s Lessons in Truth, Fridays 6 to 8 p.m, for location information, call (928) 478-6906; Course of Miracles Study Group, donation, Tuesdays 10 to 11:30 a.m. at My Sister’s Bakery & Deli, 1101 S. Beeline Highway, for information, call (928) 970-2490; monthly first Saturday family hike, meet at the far east end of the parking lot near the Payson Athletic Club, 10 a.m; family and individual spiritual counseling, love offering, for information, call (936) 788-3181.

Payson Tea Party

The Payson Tea Party meets every Thursday night (except holidays) at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There are great speakers and/or great interaction each week on local, state and federal issues. All are welcome. Call (928) 468-1131 for more information.

Scripture study

A non-denominational, in-depth expository scripture study is held at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Uptown Espresso, 612 N. Beeline Hwy., Payson.

The group is currently studying through the Gospel of John.

For more information, call Chris at (928) 474-3618.

P.E.O. meeting

Chapter DF of the P.E.O. Sisterhood will meet at 9:30 a.m., Friday, April 22 at the home of Carolyn Davis. The co-hostesses will be Barbara Privette and Barb Grillo.

The program will be “Experiencing New Horizons through the Exemplification of the Ceremony of Initiation.”

Visiting P.E.O.s are welcome. For further information, call (928) 474-2176.

Beyond Limits Disability Ministry

Beyond limits Disability Ministry, a Christian group for adults with developmental disabilities, age 18 and older, is participating this month with the Resurrection Celebration sponsored by the Payson Christian Ministerial Fellowship at Rumsey Park on Saturday, April 23.

Participants are encouraged to bring friends and family between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to enjoy the festivities, including musical groups, food, crafts and fun activities. The event is free of charge.

Beyond Limits’ next regular monthly meeting will take place at First Assembly of God church, 1100 W. Lake Drive, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 10. Participants will enjoy a delicious free dinner, warm fellowship, lively singing and an inspirational message. Caregivers and service providers are welcome to attend.

Beyond Limits is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity. Donations are fully tax deductible. For further information, call Mark or Jennie Smith at (928) 468-8434.

Pine Library Friends

The Pine Library Friends will meet this month at 10 a.m., Monday, April 25 in the Library Activity Room, located just behind the Cultural Hall in Pine.

The guest speaker will be Amy Abney, a local artist whose paintings can be seen in The Randall House.

The meetings are open to the community. Refreshments will be served. 

Republican Club

The Rim Country Republican Club will meet Monday, April 25 at Tiny’s Family Restaurant.

This month, the speaker will be District 1 County Supervisor Tommie Cline Martin, who will speak on events impacting Gila County. Since Ms. Martin needs to leave early, she will speak from 11:15 a.m. to noon, so be sure to come before 11 a.m. to order brunch and socialize.

The regular business meeting will be held at noon. 

Payson Raconteurs seeks new members

The Payson Raconteurs, a group of area writers, assemble at 6 p.m. every Monday in a private dinning room in Tiny’s Family Restaurant. The members invite anyone, 16 and older, who has a passion to write stories (any genre), poetry, songs, etc. No fees are required.

For details, call Janie Allen, facilitator, at (928) 472-3219.


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