Clubs And Organizations


Children’s Theater and Choral Group

The Payson Children’s Theater/ Choral Group will begin its new season Tuesday, Aug. 2. It meets at Ponderosa Bible Church, 1800 N. Beeline Highway, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday. The Choir only has practice when school is in session. The group is for those 6 to 12 years in age.

Church vans pick the children up at Payson and Julia Randall elementary schools, Payson Community Christian School and Rim Country Middle School and return them to their homes between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tryouts for the upcoming Christmas musical will be on Aug. 2. Children do not have to audition to be in the choir, just for the lead parts.

For more information, please contact Janice Weldon at (928) 474-7079 or call the church office at (928) 474-9279.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America will meet at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the American Legion Post #69, located at 709 E. Highway 260.

We would like to invite all members to join us. For more information, contact Post Commander Dwayne Cunningham, (928) 951-1691.

A Course in Miracles

A Course in Miracles study group meets in Payson from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesdays; and from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Mondays. For information, call (928) 478-6928.

Get ready to rodeo

The Payson Pro Rodeo Committee meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Best Western meeting room. For more information, call (928) 472-7294 or (928) 472-7478.

The committee is seeking Rim residents to volunteer for a variety of jobs for the rodeo. You don’t have to ride a horse or rope cattle. Ticket takers and sellers for the rodeo and dance, 50/50 raffle and souvenirs, parking, food servers, etc. are needed. Call (928) 474-9594 or (928) 472-7274 for more information. 

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. every Wednesday at Star Valley Baptist Church, 4180 E. Highway 260, Star Valley. The service includes live music by the Country Gospel Misfits.

For more information, call (928) 474-5557.

Reserve seats now to welcome Pastor Roy

Payson First Assembly of God will be welcoming back to Payson its former Pastor John Roy. He will be speaking at the morning service at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 7.

There will be a dinner at Tiny’s at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 by reservation only. Call Tom Huffman at (928) 472-7462 by Tuesday, Aug. 2 to reserve a seat at the dinner. Each person will pay for their own meal.

Special Healing Service

Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran church, 507 W. Wade Lane, will have a special service of Wholeness and Healing at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 3. Physical, spiritual and emotional well-being will be the focus of the service. Rim Country residents and visitors are invited to attend.

For more information, contact Pastor Steve De Santo, (928) 474-5440.

PAWS in the Park

PAWS in the Park, the group that built the Payson Dog Park, will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. at veterinarian Sandra Snyder’s clinic, located at 1010 N. Beeline Highway. A light dinner will be served at 6 p.m., and the meeting will follow at about 7 p.m.

Users of the Dog Park are invited as your ideas are important to us. Questions? Call Dave at 474-3040.

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.

High Country Garden Club meets Aug. 4

All gardeners will be interested in High Country Garden Club’s Aug. 4 program which will be all about tomatoes, from seedling to harvest. Local tomato grower, Doug Herbster, will conduct a step-by-step presentation covering transplanting, fertilizing, caging, spraying and insect control.

Join us at First Southern Baptist Church at Colcord and Bonita Streets, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4. All gardeners are welcome and refreshments will be served. For further information, call Dan at 472-7396.

Genealogical Society

The Northern Gila County Genealogical Society will be holding their monthly program on Thursday, Aug. 4 at their library, located at 302 E. Bonita St.

The program will start at 1:30 p.m. and the speaker is Lloyd Gibson. Mr Gibson is the founder of Rim Country Celts and is a Celtic historian. He will be speaking about “The Significance of the Long Toe.” The library is open to the public.

Pioneer Clubs to begin

Pioneer Clubs will be held Thursdays, after school, beginning Aug. 4. There are three different groups in the organization, which will meet from 2:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The groups are Grades 1-2 Voyagers, Grades 3-4 Pathfinders and Grade 5 Trailblazers.

Pioneer Clubs integrate spiritual and personal development, give children opportunities to learn new skills, make friends, have fun and develop Christian values that affect every area of their lives. The meetings are at Ponderosa Bible Church, 1800 N. Beeline Highway.

There is no registration fee; handbooks and transportation are provided. For more information, call (928) 474-9279.

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.

Lost Loves support group begins in August

Lost Loves, a new support group for adults who have lost a loved one through suicide, will meet on the first and third Thursdays of each month beginning in August.

Adults suffering from such a loss are welcome to attend the group sessions which are free of charge.

Lost Loves will address grieving and other specific issues which those left behind often experience.  The group will be facilitated by a professional counselor and a survivor of suicide loss.

A nonprofit organization, Lost Loves is currently scheduled to meet at the Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson.

Please contact Elizabeth at (928) 468-2133 for more information.

Bridge results

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for July 27 were: Larry and Sue Hoecker, first; Judy Fox and Susan Schulman, second; George Aucott and Jack Parks, third.

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


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