Clubs And Organizations


Payson Art League meets tonight

The Payson Art League’s June 21 meeting features Tanya Lambrecht as guest speaker.

Lambrecht received her degree from the Colorado Institute of Art in graphic design, worked with ad agencies and ultimately opened her own graphic design studio.

Using various textures incorporated with gold leaf, Lambrecht creates rich opaque fields and luscious transparent colors. She will be demonstrating some of her techniques during the meeting, which starts at 6 p.m. with a reception and time to show and share work, with the program at 7 p.m.

The PAL meets at the Rim Country Health & Retirement Community, 807 W. Longhorn Road. The public is welcome.


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Leilani Damon, Soroptimists club member, shows off some of the bras collected for “Free the Girls.” The local club collected over 1,000 bras, all sizes, shapes and colors to be sent to Mozambique, Africa. The project is to help women who are surviving and rehabilitating from slavery in that country. The bras will be washed, mended and sold as a way of making money. Each woman in these safe houses will be able to choose several to keep. The local club is now collecting Bashas’ stamps in order to provide towel sets for the women at the Time Out Shelter at Christmas. Soroptimists International of Zane Grey Country meets at noon Wednesday at Tiny’s Restaurant on Highway 260.

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.

NARFE meeting

The Mogollon Chapter 1235 of the National Association of Federal Employees will hold its monthly meeting and no-host luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 22 at Tiny’s Restaurant, located on Highway 260. This month, an attorney and C.P.A. are the guest speakers and they will answer questions about trusts, wills and probate.

All active and retired federal employees are invited to attend. The Rotary Club will join NARFE members for this meeting. Remember Payson veterans and bring a nonperishable food item.

For more information, call Dale at (928) 468-6227.

Nar-Anon Family Groups meet Wednesday

The Nar-Anon Family Groups is a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else’s addiction. As a Twelve-Step program, it offers help by sharing experiences, strength and hope.

It is designed to help relatives and friends of addicts recover from the effects of living with an addicted relative or friend. Nar-Anon’s program of recovery uses Nar-Anon’s Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. The only requirement to be a member and attend Nar-Anon meetings is that there is a problem with drugs or addiction in a relative or friend. Nar-Anon is not affiliated with any other organization or outside entity.

In Payson meetings are at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday at 408 W. Main St., Suite 11 (around the back of the building), on the north side of West Main Street, look for 408 and the spiral staircase out front. For more information, call Maxine at (602) 568-8747.

Healthy Lifestyle

Discover how to live a stress-free life, choose the most nutritional foods, incorporate exercise into the day and experience greater health God’s way.

Come to Uptown Espresso, 612 N. Beeline Highway, Payson at 4 p.m. each Wednesday. For more information, call (928) 478-7166.

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 Optimist Club

The Rim Country Optimist Club meets at 5:30 p.m., June 22 at the Crosswinds Restaurant at the Payson Airport.

The speaker and newest member, Su Connell, will introduce us to four students from the Payson Area Youth Council. All five will talk about the Youth Council.

Visitors are welcome at the Optimists meetings. For further information, call Mark Manelli, president, (928) 474-5957 or Joan Young, public relations, (928) 472-2264. See more about the group at

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

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.

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 10 to 11:30 a.m. at 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 6 to 8 p.m, for location information, call (928) 478-6906; Prayer and Meditation Group,Thursdays 9:45 a.m., for location information, call (928) 468-2117; 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.

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.

Havarah Jewish Group

A Havarah Jewish Group is forming for Friday Evening Shabbat potluck dinners. If interested, please call Nancy or Ike at (480) 563-3836 or (480) 703-7619, or e-mail

Wednesday Duplicate Bridge results

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for June 15 were: Judy Fox and Jim Lachner, first; Bill and Jean Tiller, second; Jerri Koch and Frank Coristin, third.

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

Genealogy seminar to be held Saturday

The Northern Gila County Genealogical Society will be holding the seminar “Using Land and Tax Records to Establish Genealogy Relationships” at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 25 at 302 E. Bonita St.

This seminar will cover land, tax, grants and deed records and how to use them to determine relationships. There will also be a program how to use deed indexes in various parts of the country. Registration for the program must be made by June 23; the cost is $25 per person and the proceeds will go to the operational costs of the Genealogy Library. Please call the library at (928) 474-2139 to register.

Radio Control hobbyists

People interested in RC cars and trucks — either parking lot racing or off road — are being sought to form a club. It’s good, clean fun for all ages.

Call Tony if interested, (928) 970-1131.


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