Clubs And Organizations


Unity of Payson and Daily Word Readers

Unity of Payson is now an official church affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries. Sunday Unity Services are planned to commence this fall, those interested are invited to attend these continuing events:

• Unity Book Study Group, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays, except First Fridays. For location information, call (928) 478-6906.

• Prayer and Meditation Group, 10 a.m., Thursdays. For location information, call (928) 468-2117.

• Family and individual spiritual counseling, love offering. For information, call (936) 788-3181.

For additional details, write to P.O. Box 2582, Payson, AZ 85547 or e-mail or join the blog site and type in Unity of Payson on Face Book.

Tai Chi and Qigong

Tai Chi and Qigong classes are offered at 9 a.m. Saturdays at the Rim Country Health and Retirement Community, 807 W. Longhorn Road.

The program is especially designed for seniors 50 or older, but is beneficial for all ages. There is no charge, but donations are accepted.

Moose Lodge spaghetti dinner

The Greater Payson Area Moose Lodge will hold a Member Appreciation Spaghetti dinner from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 20. For information, call the Lodge at (928) 474-6212.

The Women of the Moose will host a jewelry and accessory sale Saturday, Aug. 20 and Sunday, Aug. 21 during Lodge hours.

Kohl’s Ranch Outdoor Chapel

The Kohl’s Ranch Outdoor Chapel is now open at 8:30 a.m. every Sunday through Labor Day for multi-denominational Christian worship services.

To get to the chapel, take Highway 260 east about 15 miles from Payson to the Kohl’s Ranch turnoff where you turn right and then follow the signs and path south after the cattle guard.

This Sunday, the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated at the conclusion of the message. Pastor Kevin Kelley will lead most of the services.  For more information, contact him at (928) 474-0712; or Dick Lamb at (928) 478-4058.

Rim Country Celts

Rim Country Celts will meet at 1 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 21 at Tiny’s Restaurant on East Highway 260, Payson. 

All who are interested in the Celtic peoples, their customs and their history are invited.

The group will be making plans for a Ceilidh to be held Saturday, Oct. 1 in Payson.

For more information, call Lloyd Gibson at (505) 649-5015 or check out the group’s two websites: or

Payson Area Singles

This group has no dues or elections.

Members will are invited to attend the Elks’ Sports Dinner at 4 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 21.

The Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch meets at Tiny’s Restaurant at 9 a.m. to visit and plan future activities.

On Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 1 p.m., members will carpool to Pine for lunch at Rimside Grill and the Fiddler’s Jam Session.

For more information, call Nadine at (928) 476-4659.

Pine Library Friends

The next meeting of the Pine Library Friends will be at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 22. It will be held in the Pine Library Activity Room, located right behind the Cultural Hall in Pine.

The guest speaker will be Marilyn Horne of Rim Country Literacy Program. She has recently moved to Pine from Houston, Texas. Please come and help welcome her to the community. 

For questions or directions, call Helen at (928) 476-4759.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous meets from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays at the Rim Country Health & Retirement Community, 807 W. Longhorn Road, Payson. (After turning in driveway, turn right at first driveway. OA meets in the Community Room in the center of the facility’s apartment complex.)

Call the following members for information: Mary Jo, (928) 978-4663; Denise, (928) 978-3706; Nancy, (928) 472-7661; Ted, (928) 951-3362.

There are no dues or fees.

Pain management support group

Making Life Better, a pain management support group, meets from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Monday, excluding holidays, at the lobby of the Grant Clinic, 903 E. Highway 260, Payson. All are welcome to attend the free program.

Paulette Wright facilitates the group. For more information, call (928) 468-1337.

Friendship Bible Class

Friendship Bible Class, formerly Friendship Coffee, a non-denominational Bible study for women, meets at 1 p.m. every Tuesday at Uptown Espresso. All women in the community are invited.

For information, call Marilyn at (928) 474-6712.

NARFE meeting

The Mogollon Chapter 1235 of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will hold its monthly, no-host lunch and meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 24. The meeting will be held at Tiny’s Restaurant on Highway 260.

This month, our featured guest will be Gila County District Supervisor Tommie Cline Martin. She will discuss the realignment of the voting districts in Gila County.

For more information, call Dale at (928) 468-6227.

Bridge results

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club for Aug. 16 were: Jerri Koch, first; Sue Chester, second; Lori Nelson, third.

Play is at 12:15 p.m. every Tuesday at Rim Country Health and Retirement Community. Area residents and guest are welcome.

Please call Bonnie Sheldon at (928) 468-6811 for reservations and information.


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