Clubs And Organizations


Teen meetings set by AA and NA

There are now 12 Step meetings for teens. Narcotics Anonymous will be Tuesdays from 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous will be Thursdays from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Both will be at Arizona’s Children Association, 900 N. Beeline Highway, Suite B.

Please feel free to contact Pam at (928) 472-4310 or e-mail PCerski@ with any questions.

Rim Country Toastmasters

Rim Country Toastmasters meets at 5:30 p.m., Tuesdays in the MHA Auxiliary building (next to Almost New Shop) at 308 E. Aero Dr., Payson.

For more information, call (928) 478-8820 or e-mail RimCountryTM

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.

Moose Lodge events

The Women of the Moose meet at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the lodge. The Loyal Order of the Moose meetings are at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

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.

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.

Kickin Cancer group

Kickin Cancer Support Group Meets from noon to 1 p.m., the first Wednesday of every month at the First United Methodist Church.

Call Bridget Gollogly at (928) 468-0991. Participants should bring lunch — drinks and dessert provided.

Payson Young Professionals

The Payson Young Professionals Club meets from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at Famous Sam’s. As part of the Kiwanis, it is an international service organization with the local goal of helping Rim Country children.

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.

PAWS in the Park

PAWS in the Park, the group that built the off-leash dog park at Rumsey Park, will meet at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 2 in the meeting room of the Payson Public Library, also in Rumsey Park.

A light supper will be served at 6 p.m., followed by the meeting at about 7 p.m. All users of the dog park are encouraged to attend to share ideas and concerns.

For more information, call Dave Engleman at (928) 474-3040.

TOPS #373

TOPS Chapter 373 meets at Shilow Christian Fellowship Hall, 502 E. Rancho Road every Thursday (this is a new location). 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.

Genealogy group meets

James Hunt, Major General, United States Air Forces, Retired, will be speaking at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 3 the Northern Gila County Genealogy Library, 302 E. Bonita St., Payson.

General Hunt was the Deputy Commanding General of the United States Forces in Iraq. He will be speaking on the “Tribal and Cultures of the Iraqi and Arab World.”

High Country Garden Club

The Feb. 3 meeting of High Country Garden Club is all about seeds. Please come and hear Cayci Vuksanovich, who will speak on the starting and propagating of seeds. February is the month to begin spring gardening by creating seedlings for later planting.

Meetings are held at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at First Southern Baptist Church. Guests are welcome and refreshments are served. Please call Dan Howell at (928) 472-7396 for further information.

Payson Area Computer Association

The Payson Area Computer Association will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, in the meeting room of the Payson Public Library. We will feature Gene Barlow from User Group Relations. Gene will do a presentation on Acronis Products.

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

Ponderosa Men’s Breakfast planned

The Ponderosa Men’s Breakfast will be at 8 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 5 at Ponderosa Baptist Church, 1800 N. Beeline Highway, Payson. Enjoy “Breakfast for a Buck” and guest speakers Jim Robertson and Andy Poland, who will share about how they found the real Jesus. 

All men of the Rim Country are invited to attend and enjoy great fellowship, super messages and a special breakfast for just $1. For more information, call (928) 472-8178.

American Legion Riders

The Payson American Legion Riders February meeting is at Tiny’s Restaurant Saturday, Feb. 5. Breakfast is at 9:15 a.m. with a business meeting to follow at 10 a.m.

Members will be reviewing the new T-shirt design and discussing planned activities to encourage community and merchant cooperation in the Annual Charity Run to benefit the Payson Supply Line.

The Payson Supply Line is a 501C3 charity, whose mission is to provide needed personal items to our military stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

For more information, contact the American Legion Post 69 at (928) 474-6969. 

Emotional health series

A free 6-week series on “Caring for the emotionally damaged heart” is planned at Uptown Espresso in the Swiss Village, just north of Circle K, at 6:30 p.m., Mondays, February through March.

Topics will include: why we cannot show sympathy; dealing with feelings of abandonment, bitterness and betrayal; depression; emotional intimacy issues and more.

Payson Area Singles

Payson Area Singles has no dues, elections, or couples. The Breakfast Bunch meets at Tiny’s Restaurant every Tuesday at 9 a.m.

A trip to Globe to ride the vintage Copper Spike train is in the works. For more information, call Nadine at (928) 476-4659.

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: Course of Miracles Study Group, donation, Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. My Sister’s Bakery & Deli, 1101 S. Beeline Highway, for information, call (928) 970-2490; Study Group reading and discussing Emilie Cady’s Lessons in Truth, Fridays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., for location information, call (928) 478-6906; family and individual spiritual counseling, love offering, for information, call (936) 788-3181.

Activities coming soon: Prayer and Meditation Group, Thursdays beginning Feb. 17, time and location to be announced, for information, call (928) 468-2117; Women’s Group, Mondays beginning Feb. 21, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., East-West Exchange, for information, (928) 970-2177; monthly family hike, date, time and location to be announced.

Bridge results

Winners of Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for Jan. 26 were: Katy Hutchinson and Kent Teaford, first; Alice Bond and Harley Follmer, second; Susan James and Wanda Sitz, third.

For information and reservations, call Kay Hutchinson at (928) 474-0287.


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