Clubs And Organizations


The Gospel Kids Club begins Friday

The Gospel Kids Club, for children 7 and older, begins Friday, Feb. 4 at the Uptown Café, 612 N. Beeline Highway, Payson.

The group will meet from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. the first Friday of each month to learn through Bible stories, games and fun activities. Participants need parental permission and parents and guardians are welcome to attend.

For more information about this non-denominational program, call (928) 474-4844 or (602) 499-7447.

Computer group meets

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. The guest speaker will be Gene Barlow from User Group Relations, who 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 to meet Saturday

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. 

Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness

Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness will host Diana Vincent at 11 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 6 as the featured speaker. Her topic is “UH-OH, Another Growth Opportunity.” 

Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness is at 107 W. Wade Lane, #2, Payson.

For more information, please call Nancy at (602) 793-7611 or Art Russo at (928) 951-5376.

PCSA has classes during the week. See the Web site 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.

Free emotional health series meets Mondays

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.

Manifesting Abundance Group

The Manifesting Abundance Group meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness, 107 W. Wade Lane.

The group will focus and intend for all sorts of abundance — physical and emotional well being, joy in relationships, true love and financial security. Join and learn how to create what you desire. 

For more information please call, Nancy at (602) 793-7611.

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.

Democratic Women of Rim Country

The Democratic Women of Rim Country will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 8 at Tiny’s Restaurant. All women and men invited. Come at 11:30 a.m. to greet each other and order lunch. The speaker, at approximately noon, will be Penny Navis-Schmidt, who will speak about Amnesty International.

For more information, call Elaine Bohlmeyer, (928) 474-5587.

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.

Payson Womans Club

The Payson Womans Club holds general membership meetings at 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Payson Womans Club building, 510 W. Main St. Membership is open to local women ages 18 and up.

For more information, call president Sarah Luckie at (928) 474-1548, or publicity chairman Anna J. Peace at (928) 468-1024.

Teen AA, NA meetings

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

Bereaved Parents Support Group

The Compassionate Friends offers hope, reassurance, and a safe place to talk with others who understand the pain of losing a child. Anyone who has lost a child (or grandchild) at any time, at any age is welcome to attend.

The group meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at 102 W. Roundup,

Suite D. For more information, please call Bill Knauss at (928) 978-1492 or visit the Web site:

The meeting this month is Feb. 8.

Beyond Limits Disability Ministry

Beyond Limits Disability Ministry is an interdenominational Christian group for adults with developmental disabilities. It meets this month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 8 at Crossroads Foursquare Church, 114 E. Cedar Lane, Payson.

For questions or further information, call Mark and Jennie Smith at (928) 468-8434.

Socrates Café

The Socrates Café at East West Exchange, 100 N. Tonto St., Payson is “open” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 8 at no charge.

The Socrates Café is open to anyone who wishes to attend, and uses the Socratic method to discuss a question which is chosen by vote or which is announced shortly in advance. The method is a form of inquiry and debate between individuals with opposing viewpoints based on asking and answering questions to stimulate critical thinking and to illuminate ideas.

For more information, call (928) 468-2435 or go the Web site:

Payson Pro-Rodeo Committee

The Payson Pro-Rodeo Committee meets Tuesday, Feb. 8 at the Inn of Payson, 801 N. Beeline Hwy. in the small building to the left. The board meeting is at 6 p.m. and the general meeting is at 7:30 p.m.

For information call, Bill (928) 474-9440 or Bob (928) 474-8837. All are welcome.

Bridge results

Winners in Tuesday Bridge Club for Feb. 1 were: Bonnie Sheldon, first; Rosie Tharp, second; Kay Hutchinson, third.

Play is at 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Rim Country Health and Retirement Community. Area residents and guest are welcome.

Call Pat Murray at (928) 472-7423 for reservations and details.


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