Clubs And Organizations


Tai Chi and Qigong

Tai Chi and Qigong classes are offered at 9 a.m. Saturdays at the Rim Country Health and Retirement Community, 807 W. Longhorn Road.

The program is especially designed for seniors 50 or older, but is beneficial for all ages. There is no charge, but donations are accepted.

Beyond Limits Disability Ministry

Beyond Limits, an interdenominational Christian group for adults with developmental disabilities, will attend the Robin Mark Christian Concert at Payson High School auditorium at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 30. Participants are encouraged to bring family and friends. Meet in the lobby 15 minutes early to be seated together. Although no admission is charged, a love offering will be given that evening.

Kohl’s Ranch Outdoor Chapel

The Kohl’s Ranch Outdoor Chapel is now open at 8:30 a.m. every Sunday through Labor Day for multi-denominational Christian worship services.

To get to the chapel, take Highway 260 east about 15 miles from Payson to the Kohl’s Ranch turnoff where you turn right and then follow the signs and path south after the cattle guard.

This Sunday, the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated at the conclusion of the message. Pastor Kevin Kelley will lead most of the services.  For more information, contact him at (928) 474-0712; or Dick Lamb at (928) 478-4058.

Rim Country Healing Rooms

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

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.

Children’s Theater and Choral Group

The Payson Children’s Theater/ Choral Group will begin its new season Tuesday, Aug. 2. It meets at Ponderosa Bible Church, 1800 N. Beeline Highway, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday. The Choir only has practice when school is in session. The group is for those 6 to 12 years in age.

Church vans pick the children up at Payson and Julia Randall elementary schools, Payson Community Christian School and Rim Country Middle School and return them to their homes between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tryouts for the upcoming Christmas musical will be on Aug. 2. Children do not have to audition to be in the choir, just for the lead parts.

For more information, please contact Janice Weldon at (928) 474-7079 or call the church office at (928) 474-9279.

Bridge results

Tuesday Bridge Club results for July 26 were: Wanda Sitz, first place; Kay Hutchinson, second place; Mary Spencer, third place.

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

Please call Bonnie Sheldon at (928) 468-6811 for reservations and information.

Free Christian Counseling

Free Biblical counseling is now available in Payson without cost to anyone. Reaching The Heart Ministries is a “Restoration” ministry. 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 or Ellen.

Please call (928) 970-2439 for Mike, director/counselor or (928) 970-2618 for Ellen, director/counselor). Or write to: Reaching the Heart Ministries, 203 N. Manzanita Dr. Suite A, Payson, AZ 85541.

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.

Reserve seats now to welcome Pastor Roy

Payson First Assembly of God will be welcoming back to Payson its former Pastor John Roy. He will be speaking at the morning service at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 7.

There will be a dinner at Tiny’s at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 by reservation only. Call Tom Huffman at (928) 472-7462 by Tuesday, Aug. 2 to reserve a seat at the dinner. Each person will pay for their own meal.

Wanted: Rodeo volunteers

You don’t have to ride a horse or rope cattle. The Payson Pro Rodeo Committee needs ticket takers and sellers for the rodeo and dance, 50/50 raffle and souvenirs, parking, food servers, etc. Call for more information or to volunteer, (928) 474-9594 or (928) 472-7294.

Special Healing Service

Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran church, 507 W. Wade Lane, will have a special service of Wholeness and Healing at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 3. Physical, spiritual and emotional well-being will be the focus of the service. Rim Country residents and visitors are invited to attend.

For more information, contact Pastor Steve De Santo, (928) 474-5440.

PAWS in the Park

PAWS in the Park, the group that built the Payson Dog Park, will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. at veterinarian Sandra Snyder’s clinic, located at 1010 N. Beeline Highway. A light dinner will be served at 6 p.m., and the meeting will follow at about 7 p.m.

Users of the Dog Park are invited as your ideas are important to us. Questions? Call Dave at 474-3040.

High Country Garden Club meets Aug. 4

All gardeners will be interested in High Country Garden Club’s Aug. 4 program which will be all about tomatoes, from seedling to harvest. Local tomato grower, Doug Herbster, will conduct a step-by-step presentation covering transplanting, fertilizing, caging, spraying and insect control.

Join us at First Southern Baptist Church at Colcord and Bonita Streets, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4. All gardeners are welcome and refreshments will be served. For further information, call Dan at 472-7396.

Genealogical Society

The Northern Gila County Genealogical Society will be holding their monthly program on Thursday, Aug. 4 at their library, located at 302 E. Bonita St. The program will start at 1:30 p.m. and the speaker is Lloyd Gibson. Mr Gibson is the founder of Rim Country Celts and is a Celtic historian. He will be speaking about “The Significance of the Long Toe.” The library is open to the public.

Lost Loves support group begins in August

Lost Loves, a new support group for adults who have lost a loved one through suicide, will meet on the first and third Thursdays of each month beginning in August.

Adults suffering from such a loss are welcome to attend the group sessions which are free of charge.

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

A nonprofit organization, Lost Loves is currently scheduled to meet at the Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson.

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


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