Clubs And Organizations


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.

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.

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: Prayer and Meditation Group,Thursdays 9:45 a.m., for location information, call (928) 468-2117; Study Group reading and discussing Emilie Cady’s Lessons in Truth, Fridays 6 p.m. to 8 p.m, for location information, call (928) 478-6906; Course of Miracles Study Group, donation, Tuesdays 10 to 11:30 a.m. at My Sister’s Bakery & Deli, 1101 S. Beeline Highway, for information, call (928) 970-2490; monthly first Saturday family hike, meet at the far east end of the parking lot near the Payson Athletic Club, 10 a.m; family and individual spiritual counseling, love offering, for information, call (936) 788-3181.

Hellsgate Auxiliary

The Hellsgate Fire Department Auxiliary will be holding its July meeting at 9:30 a.m., Monday, July 11 at Fire Station #22 in Tonto Village, 15 Mathews Lane.

Please come as members support the area’s heroic firefighters and plan the next fund-raising event — the annual barbecue Labor Day weekend.

There will also be a special guest talking about how to be ready in case of evacuation and dealing with fire in the area.

For more information, you may call Dara Sutton at (928) 478-0052.

Pine Library Drama Camp

The Drama Camp, sponsored by the Pine Library, will be held July 11 through July 22, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Pine Community Center Cultural Hall. The camp is free.

The camp will be taught by Patti Lawrence and participants will work on the play, “The Trial of Goldilocks” with a public performance TBA.

Rim Area Gardeners to meet July 11

The Rim Area Gardeners meet on the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Church of Christ, 401 E. Tyler Parkway. 

This month, July 11, the topic will be “Drip Systems and Orchid Constant Watering Systems” presented by club president Paul Serfling and other club members. 

The public is invited. Refreshments will be served.

Payson Area Singles

This group has no dues, no elections, no couples.

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

Plan ahead — Sept. 3 the group will have its Second Annual Potluck/ Chili Contest, with nice prizes. It will be held in the Tonto Apache Youth Center.

Several trips are being planned: a Cliff Castle bus trip is coming up soon; the Senior Circle has invited members to join its Luxury Tour bus trips, including an excursion to San Diego and a Momument Valley Jeep tour.

For more information, call Nadine at (928) 476-4659.

Payson Womans Club to meet July 12

The Payson Womans Club, the oldest service club in Payson, 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.

Payson Masonic Lodge

Payson Masonic Lodge #70 F&AM meets every second Tuesday of the month. Dinner for members, their families and guests is at 5:30 p.m. with the meeting at 7 p.m. All members of the fraternity are invited to attend the meetings.

Information about the lodge schedule and Masonry in general can be obtained from lodge secretary Richard Skoglund at (928) 970-1169 or on the Web at

Bereaved Parents Support Group

The Compassionate Friends offers hope, reassurance, and a safe place to talk about our children 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.

We meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at 102 W Roundup, Suite D. For more information, please call Bill Knauss at (928) 978-1492 or visit us at:

The meeting this month is July 12.

Join the Gila County Sheriff’s Posse

The Gila County Sheriff’s Posse is looking for new members.

The Posse was founded back in 1967 as a volunteer group to serve the Sheriff and the people of Gila County. The Posse is called on for many emergencies such as forest fires, floods and snow.

Meetings are held at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Gila County Sheriff’s Posse building, located just north of Main Street on McLane Road. The public is invited.

Call the Sheriff’s Office at (928) 474-2208, ext. 8978 for further information or visit our Web site

Payson Pro Rodeo Committee

Payson Pro Rodeo Committee meets the second Tuesday of every month in the Swiss Village Best Western’s conference building at 7:30 p.m. New members welcome.

For information, call (928) 474-8837 or (928) 474-4001.

Computer class and workshop

Introduction to Computers: Class and Workshop, a hands-on class, will be held for the 10th consecutive year at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church.

The six, two-hour sessions will begin at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 13 in the parish hall, located at 1000 N. Easy St. Classes will continue through Aug. 17. Refreshments will be available.

Please call (928) 474-3834 and leave a message to reserve one of the eight available computers.

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.

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.

Free Christian counseling

Free Biblical counseling is now available in Payson without cost to anyone who desires to come to freedom in Christ.

We want to offer you hope and freedom from past unresolved, deep-seated problems. Reaching the Heart Ministries is a “Restoration” ministry. If you let us reach your heart and bring you to Jesus, He will care for your pain and heal your heart.

Counseling appointments will be scheduled on a first-come basis. Call today and get the help you need. It all starts with your phone call to schedule a consultation with Mike (928) 970-2439, or Ellen (928) 970-2618, or write to: Reaching the Heart Ministries, 203 N. Manzanita Dr. Suite A, Payson, AZ 85541.

Master Gardener hotline

Planting time is here. Build that garden you’ve always dreamed of.

Need help in deciding what to plant? Where to plant? Master gardeners can help you with those questions. That’s what we are here for! Call the U of A Cooperative Extension office. Leave a message with your question and a Master Gardener will respond back with an answer. Call (928) 402-8589.

Lost Loves

Lost Loves, a new support group for adults who have lost a loved one through suicide, is being formed in Payson. Adults suffering from such a loss are welcome to attend the group sessions scheduled to begin August 2011. Sessions are free of charge and are held twice monthly.

Lost Loves will address grieving and other specific issues which those left behind often experience. Discussions will be facilitated by a professional counselor and a survivor of suicide loss.

A non-profit organization, Lost Loves will meet at the Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson.

Please contact Elizabeth, (928) 468-2133, for more information.

Wednesday Duplicate Bridge results

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for June 29 were: Fl Moeur and Diane Bricker, first; Sherry Proctor and Myrtle Warter, second; Jerri Koch and Frank Coristin tied with Alice Bond and Eleanor Love, third

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


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