Clubs And Organizations


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.

Bridge Results

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for Aug. 24 were: Harry and Joan Young, first; Flo Moeur and Diane Bricker, second; Hallie Jackman and Phon Sutton, third.

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

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 Healing Rooms open

Rim Country Healing Rooms now open by appointment at Uptown Espresso, 612 N. Beeline Highway.

To learn more, call (928) 478-7166 or email: or visit the website at

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.

A Course in Miracles

Payson’s A Course in Miracles study groups meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays. A love offering is requested, but no one will be turned away.

For more information, contact (928) 478-6928.

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.

Unity of Payson and Daily Word Readers

Celebrate Unity of Payson, which is now an official church affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries. Services are planned to start this fall. In the meantime, the public is invited to attend these continuing events:

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

• Unity Book Study Group, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays; for location information, call (928) 478-6906 (no meeting the first Friday of the month).

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

Genealogical society hosts speaker

The Northern Gila County Genealogical Society September meeting and program are at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1 at the society’s library, 302 E. Bonita St., Payson.

A program will follow the business portion with Duke Wilbanks, a descendant of one of Payson’s pioneer families. A wealth of historical information provides the foundation for his colorful, historical tales. He is co-owner of Lone Pine Motel on Main Street and part of the group that puts together the annual Pioneer Dinner.

The public is welcome to come and listen to his tall, but true tales of early Payson.

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 Highway, Payson.

The group is currently studying through the Gospel of John.

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

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.

Computer group meets

The Payson Area Computer Association will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2 in the meeting room of the Payson Public Library.  

Guests are always welcome. The first meeting is always free. Membership is only $10 per year per family.

Ponderosa Men’s Breakfast

Another fabulous “Breakfast for a Buck” will be served at Ponderosa Bible Church, 1800 N. Beeline, at 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 3.

The featured speaker will be Keith Talley. Talley will be doing it all: fixing the meal, sharing about his love for the Lord and then be in charge of the cleanup.

Come, with other guys, to enjoy great fellowship, a super message and a complete breakfast that still costs only $1. For more information, call (928) 472-8178.

Payson Area Singles

The Payson Area Singles club has no dues or elections.

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

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

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.

Time Out Thrift Shop volunteers needed

The Time Out Thrift Shop is in need of volunteers. Volunteers must be drug and alcohol free. All shifts at the shop have openings. Come and join a great team, have fun, meet new people, enjoy snacks and attend volunteer parties.

Phone (928) 474-3989 or stop by the shop at 500 S. Beeline Highway, across from Wendy’s, and ask for Charlotte.

The Time Out Thrift Shop is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. All proceeds from the shop directly benefit domestic violence victims through the emergency shelter and transitional housing.


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