Clubs And Organizations


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.

Soroptimists change meeting site

Soroptimists International of Zane Grey Country will start to meet at Tiny’s Restaurant effective June 1, 2011.

Meetings are held at noon each Wednesday. Please contact Cathy Hall at (928) 951-0349, or Jean Oliver at (928) 474-6167 for more information.

Soroptimists is an international service organization working to improve the status of women and girls since 1921. Local projects and activities include annual Radiothon, Holiday Wine & Cheese Party, Payson Community Kids, Time Out, and Arizonans for Children.

Kickin Cancer group

Kickin Cancer Support Group Meets from noon to 1 p.m., the first Wednesday of every month at the First United Methodist Church.

Call Bridget Gollogly at (928) 468-0991. Participants should bring lunch — drinks and dessert provided.

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

PAWS in the Park

PAWS in the Park, the group that built the off-leash dog part in Rumsey Park, will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 1 at the Payson Library meeting room.

A light dinner will be served, with the meeting following at about 7 p.m.

Users of the dog park are invited to attend and share questions, concerns or ideas for the facility.

For more information, call Dave at (928) 474-3040.

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.

Genealogy Society hosts speaker

The Northern Gila County Genealogical Society will be holding its June program at 1:30 p.m., Thursday June 2 at the Genealogy Library, 302 E. Bonita St., Payson. The scheduled speaker will be Alice Natale, who will be speaking on her journey in the search for her family.

The public is always welcomed.

Bridge results

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for May 25 were: Diane Beicker and Fl Moeur, first; Hallie Jackman and Phon Sutton, second; Alice Bond and Eleanor Love tied with Sherry Proctor and Myrtle Warter for third.

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

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.

High Country Garden Club

High Country Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 2 at First Southern Baptist Church.

The speaker will be Gary Roberts from the Tonto National Forest Service. His topic will be fire prevention and keeping your property and surrounding acreage protected. With the fire season upon us, this is a timely program with helpful information on doing our part to protect our properties.

Please join us for refreshments, an informative program and an opportunity to mix with other gardeners. For further information, call Dan at (928) 472-7396.

Ponderosa Men’s Breakfast

Another fabulous “Breakfast for a Buck” will be served at Ponderosa Church, 1800 N. Beeline Highway, at 8 a.m., Saturday, June 4.

The featured speaker will be Pastor Nathan Nicely, who will share about his Christian faith and ways the Lord has worked in his life.  Come with friends, young and older, to enjoy great fellowship, a super message and a special breakfast that still costs only $1.

For more information, call (928) 472-8178.

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.

American Legion Riders have meeting June 4

The American Legion Riders June meeting is at Tiny’s Restaurant Saturday, June 4.

Breakfast is at 9:15 a.m., with a business meeting to follow at 10 a.m. Topics will include a preliminary report on the results of our 2011 Fun Run to benefit Payson Supply Line and our ongoing efforts to improve our performance. Members will also discuss recognition of the Payson business community support.

All interested parties are welcome to attend. For further information, call Post 69 at (928) 474-6969.  

Woodland Meadows membership meeting

The members of Woodland Meadows Lot Owners Association Phases 2, 3 and 4 will have the annual membership meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Community Presbyterian Church, located at 800 W. Main St.

The election poll will open at 12:30 p.m. and close at 1:30 p.m. for the WMLOA members who have not voted by mail and would prefer to vote in person.

During the annual meeting, the polls will close, ballots will be counted and three winning directors will then be announced. Members are cordially invited to attend.

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: rimcountryhealing or visit the website at

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.

Calling all ladies to Fancy Flair of Red

Have you ever seen a bunch of senior ladies, wildly dressed; wearing beautiful, wild red hats with lots of feathers, along with outrageous jewelry? Ever wonder what they do? Where they go? Wonder no more.

Come to one of Fancy Flair of Red’s luncheon meetings and see for yourself. Good company and camaraderie await you and most of all fun.

No RSVP needed. If you are 55 to 100, the door’s open. The club meets the second Wednesday of every month at different establishments. Contact Queen Mum Mary Smith at (928) 468-8766 for more information. 

Rim Country Celtic Club now forming

A Rim Country Celtic group is forming following the success of the Payson Tartan Day festival held on April 2. Lloyd Gibson and Jim Eichberger are planning a series of organizational meeting at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260, Payson, at 9 a.m. Friday mornings starting June 10. All members of the public interested in participating in this new organization are invited to attend.

The Celtic Club will be open to all people who are interested in Celtic cultural, history and events in the Rim Country. The Celtic culture is generally associated with Scotland, Ireland and Wales, but today is found throughout the world. The Celtic culture is most often associated with a distinctive style of music, dance, and clothing that includes tartans and kilts, and a colorful history dating back over 1,000 years. There are numerous Celtic organizations, activities and festivals throughout Arizona, including Highland Games featured in various communities, and the Irish Community Center in Phoenix.

For more information, please contact Lloyd Gibson at (575) 649-5015 or Jim Eichberger at (928) 388-9058 or via e-mail at jaeichberger

Master Gardener Hotline available

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.

Free Christian counseling available

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

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.


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