Clubs And Organizations


Teen meetings set by AA and NA

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.

Moose Lodge events

The Loyal Order of the Moose meetings are at 6 p.m. the 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.

NARFE meeting set for Wednesday

The Mogollon Chapter 1235 of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will hold its monthly no-host luncheon and meeting Wednesday, March 23 starting at 11:30 a.m. and ending at 1:30 p.m.

The meeting will be at Tiny’s Restaurant on Highway 260. This month, the guest speaker will be a spokesman from Vita-Mart.

All active and retired federal employees are invited to attend. Please remember Payson veterans and bring a non-perishable food item.

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

Rim Country Writers

Rim Country Writers will meet from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 23 at East West Exchange, on the corner of Longhorn and Tonto in Payson.

Please come prepared to do a writing exercise. Bring recent work that is ready to critique. Call Marsha at (928) 478-5086.

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

Rim Country Optimist Club (Friends of Youth) works in a variety of ways to help youth in our community.

Each month, the board meeting is held at 5:30 p.m. the second Wednesday for dinner. The general meeting is held on the fourth Wednesday, with dinner at 5:30 p.m., and often includes a speaker at 6 p.m.

Both meetings are held at the Crosswinds Restaurant at the Payson Airport.

The next meeting is March 23. The guest speaker will be Dr. Diane Bricker, a board member of Gila County First Things First Partnership Council. Three students from Payson Education Center will be reading the essay entries they have written as well.

The group’s next big event is a fun family day for all ages — the 5th annual Optimist Fishing Festival.

For further information about the Fishing Festival, the Optimist Club or to buy raffle tickets call Mark Manelli, president, (928) 474-5957, or Joan Young, public relations, (928) 472-2264.

Lenten services

Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold its third Lenten service during Lent at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 23. The evening’s guest speaker Pastor Spiegelberg will be speaking on “Nicodemus, the Silent Believer,” from John 3:1, 2; 7:50, 51; 19:39. A Free Soup Supper will be held at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Rock of Ages is located at the corner of McLane and Airport Roads. All are welcome to attend the free soup supper and the inspiring Lenten service.

For more information, call Pastor David Sweet, (928) 474-2098.

Shepherd of the Pines

Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane, will celebrate mid-week Lenten services Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. through April 13.

For more information, call Pastor Steve DeSanto (928) 474-5440.

Daily Word Readers ministry forming

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 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.

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 meets every Thursday

A non-denominational, in-depth expository scripture study is held at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Uptown Espresso, 612 N. Beeline Hwy., Payson.

The group is currently studying through the Gospel of John.

For more information, call Chris at (928) 474-3618.

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

Wednesday Duplicate Bridge results

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for March 16 were: Joan Young and Diane Bricker, first; Alice Bond and Eleanor Love, second; Hallie Jackman and Teri Jimerson, third.

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

Donations sought

The Northern Gila County Genealogical Society is accepting donations for its annual yard sale. The Society is a tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation, therefore all donations are tax deductible.

Please drop off donations at the Genealogy Library, 302 E. Bonita St., during regular business days and hours. The library is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Saturday.

Republican Club

The Rim Country Republican Club will meet Monday, March 28 at Tiny’s Family Restaurant.

The special speaker this month is Matthew Ladner, vice president of research for the Goldwater Institute. Education is Ladner’s main concern, having written numerous studies on school choice, charter schools and special education reform.

Gather at 11 a.m. to order lunch and socialize, the business meeting is at 11:30 a.m., with Ladner speaking at noon. All are welcome. Call (928) 951-3484 for more information.

Rock club meeting

The Payson Rimstone Rock Club will meet at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 13 in the Payson Library, 328 N. McLane Road, Payson.

There will be a presentation on Carlsbad Caverns.


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