Clubs And Organizations


Fly Casters Club/Trout Unlimited Chapter

The Payson Fly Casters Club/TU Chapter 530 will hold its next meeting at 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 27 at Tiny’s Restaurant. The meeting will follow breakfast at 8 a.m. All interested fly fishermen and women are welcome, as well as all Trout Unlimited members.

The meeting features guest speaker Jack Houlk of Orvis in Scottsdale. He will be talking about the Rim Lakes.

For more information, contact Bob Youtz at (928) 474-5024 or

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus Pancake, Eggs, and Sausage Patty Breakfast is from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 28, at St. Philip’s parish hall. The cost is just $5 per plate and guests can pay at the door. Proceeds from the event will benefit local charities.

Rim Country Celts

Rim Country Celts will meet at 1 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 28 at Tiny’s Restaurant. All who are interested in the Celtic peoples, their customs and their history are invited to attend.

The group is 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 Web sites or

Republican Club hosts special speaker

The Rim Country Republican Club will meet Monday, Aug. 29 at Tiny’s Family Restaurant. The special speaker will be Richard Valdemar. He is an internationally known expert in both traditional and non-traditional gangs. His presentation is “The Unholy Trinity: American Street Gangs, Mexican Drug Cartels and Radical Islamic Terrorists.”

Members and guests will gather at 11 a.m. to order lunch and socialize. The business meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. and at noon Valdemar will speak.

Call Nancy Cox at (928) 472-1172 for more information.

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.

Payson Area Singles

Payson Area Singles club has no dues or elections. The Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch meets weekly at 9 a.m. at Tiny’s Restaurant to visit and plan future activities.

The Second Annual Potluck and Chili Cook-Off will be Saturday, Sept. 3. Winners will receive prizes.

Members will carpool to Pine Wednesday, Sept. 21 for lunch and attend the 1 p.m. Fiddler’s Jam Session in the Pine Cultural Hall.

For information about these and other club activities, call Nadine at (928) 476-4659.

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.

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

High Country Garden Club

Come and learn all the “how tos” of organic gardening at the Thursday, Sept. 1 meeting of High Country Garden Club. The club will meet at 7 p.m. at First Southern Baptist Church, at the corner of S. Colcord and W. Bonita streets, to hear Bryan Jones of Sweet Corn Organic Nursery and Sweet Garden Organics.

Jones, known as The Plant Whisperer, has been growing organically for more than 15 years in the company’s greenhouses and will answer questions about amending Arizona soil, seeds, plus when and how to plant. Refreshments will be served and all gardeners are welcome.

For more information, call Dan at (928) 472-7396.

Bridge results

Winners in Ladies Tuesday Bridge for Aug. 23 were: Kay Hutchinson, first; Wanda Sitz, second; Jerri Koch, 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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