Clubs And Organizations


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.

Rock club meeting

The Payson Rimstones Rock Club will meet in the Payson Public Library at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 9. The guest speaker will be Greg Mckelvey, a noted geologist and president of Animas Resources. His talk is titled, How Geologists find Gold (or at least try to).

Wednesday Duplicate Bridge results

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for Feb. 2 were: Susan James and Wanda Sitz, first; Kay Hutchinson and Marilyn Blanc, second; Sherry Proctor and Myrtle Warter, third.

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

Hallelujah Diet support group

A Hallelujah Diet lifestyle accountability and support group meets weekly at 4 p.m., Wednesdays at Uptown Espresso.

Participants enjoy discussion, good fellowship, tasty food samples and lifestyle tips for better health.

The Hallelujah Diet is based on a menu of 85 percent raw, uncooked, and unprocessed plant-based food, and 15 percent cooked, plant-based food.

Rim Country Social Club

The f ormer Rim Country Singles Club is reorganizing and has a whole new outlook. All area residents are invited to participate regardless of marital status.

Participants will be doing things on a regular basis, but involvement is not mandatory.

The group meets at 5 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month (Feb. 9) at Tiny’s Family Restaurant to plan the activities for the coming four weeks.

There are no dues, officers or by-laws.

Reaching out Breast Cancer Support Group

The Reaching out Breast Cancer Support Group meets from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 10.

The guest speaker is John Hancock, who facilitates the Diabetic Support Group at Payson Regional Medical Center Senior Circle. He is also a Registered Nurse experienced in oncology care and nutrition.

The group meets in the building behind the Mount Cross Lutheran Church on Highway 260, just east of Safeway.

For more information, contact Leona (928) 472-3331 or Arlynne (928) 474-9568.

Calming the Mind Meditation

A guided meditation program, Calming the Mind Meditation is offered from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Thursdays, at East West Exchange, 100 N Tonto St, Payson.

There is a $5 suggested donation for participation.

This group meets every Thursday afternoon. Call (928) 468-2435 or visit the Web site for more information.

Citizens Awareness Committee meeting

The Citizens Awareness Committee meets at 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 10 at the Payson Public Library meeting room. The guest speaker will be Tom Loeffler, board member, Gila Community College. His topic will be, “Where do we stand now for GCC Independence.”

Contact the Citizens Awareness Committee via e-mail at

Payson Tea Party

The Payson Tea Party meets from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday night (except holidays) at Tiny’s Family Restaurant. 

The group hosts great speakers and great interaction each week to educate those attending on local, state and federal issues. All political views are welcome.

Contact (928) 468-1131 for more information. 

P.E.O. meeting

Chapter DF of the P.E.O. Sisterhood will meet at 9:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 11 at the Church of the Nazarene. The hostess will be Nancy Hartley and co-hostesses are Shari Stutzman and Marla Leis. 

The program will be “Experiencing New Horizons through Healthy Perspectives” presented by Cindy Bryant.

Visiting P.E.O.s are welcome.  For further information, please call (928) 468-9223.

Daughters of the American Revolution

The February meeting of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 11 in the Payson Public Library conference room. The speaker will be E. Paul Whetten who will be showing an American flag display and giving a presentation on “Historic Flags of the United States of America.”  Sons of the American Revolution members, family, guests, HODARs and prospective DAR members are welcome to attend.

For more information about the organization and membership, please contact Regent Renee Durfee at (928) 472-4338 or Registrar Valerie Sullivan at (928) 978-2454.

Aglow International

Pastor Mark and Lora Henning will be sharing their testimonies at the Aglow Valentine themed gathering from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 12 at Crossroads Church, 114 E. Cedar Lane, Payson.

They have been in Payson since 1991 and have been formidable leaders in all aspects of church ministry. They served as youth pastors at Payson First Assembly for 12 years and are now currently serving on the staff of the Payson Living Word Bible Church, where the Lord has recently reestablished them in the ministry dear to their heart — the youth of our community.

Men are invited to attend this month’s gathering.

Light refreshments will be available.

See’s Candy at new site

Soroptimist International of Zane Grey Country’s See’s Candy can now be found at Payson Tax Services, 1008 N. Beeline Highway — just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Soroptimists will also be selling See’s Candies at Bashas’ and Safeway from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 12 and Feb. 13.  This is a fund-raising project for the club.

Organizations that benefit from Soroptimist are Time Out, Inc., Payson Community Kids, Arizonans for Children and Rim Country Literacy Program. Proceeds also are used for the financial awards offered by the club each year.

The Bookstore and More will no longer be carrying the candy.

For more information on See’s Candy, please contact Tambra Armenta (928) 978-2356.

Payson Elks Lodge Valentine’s Day Party

Saturday, Feb. 12 is the Elks Lodge Valentine’s Day Party. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. On the menu is Herm’s Famous Ham, with Marilyn’s scalloped potatoes, applesauce, and dessert. Junction 87 entertains from 6:30 to 9:30.

Mark your calendars now! Tickets are $12 per person and are available at the Lodge, 1206 N. Beeline Highway.

Payson Area Singles

Payson Area Singles has no dues, elections, or couples.

Upcoming events:

• Lee is hosting a Valentine’s party at his home at 4:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 14. He will barbecue hot dogs and have a cake. Members attending will bring the rest. All singles are invited. For more information and directions, call Lee at (602) 708-2171.

• A day trip to Globe to ride the Dome Car on the 1950s vintage Copper Spike trail will be Friday, March 18. Participants will buy their own lunch on the train. The cost is $20 per person and prepaid reservations must be turned in as soon as possible, so contact Nadine at (928) 476-4659.

The Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch gathers at Tiny’s Restaurant every week at 9 a.m.

Members attend the Elks Club Sports Dinner the second Sunday of every month at 4 p.m.

For more information about the group or any of these activities, call Nadine at (928) 476-4659

PAL meeting

The Payson Art League will host bronze sculptor Gail at its Feb. 15 meeting.

After a brief overview of the process of creating a bronze sculpture from beginning armature to final patina and mounting, as well as “pointing up”(enlarging), the artist will be open for questions about the process or other areas of this art form.

The Payson Art League’s monthly meeting, held at the Rim Country Health & Retirement Community, 807 W. Longhorn Road, begins at 6:30 p.m. with social time and show and share session, followed by a business meeting and presentation at 7 p.m.

The public is welcome.

Rim Country Garrett Retirees to meet

Rim Country Garrett Retirees will meet Thursday, Feb. 17 at the American Legion on Highway 260 for a pizza party. The social hour starts at 11 a.m., with pizza served at noon. Friends and Honeywell retirees are welcome.

For more information, call Merie (928) 474-6011.


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