Clubs And Organizations


Payson Elks

Elks members and guests are welcome to enjoy lunch at the Lodge, 1206 N. Beeline Highway, Payson, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday; Friday dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday dinner from noon to 5 p.m.

Basic refreshments are offered for sale at the Elks Jam Sessions, scheduled at 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 6 and 12; at Karaoke Night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9; and at Open Mic Night, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, 16 and 30. Elks members and guests are also welcome at these events.

For more information, contact the Lodge at (928) 474-2572.

Payson Area Computer Association

The Payson Area Computer Association will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in the meeting room of the Payson Public Library. There is always good information, including a question and answer session.

Please bring your friends. Guests are always welcome. The first meeting is always free. Membership is only $10 per year, per family.

Men’s Breakfast postponed to Nov. 12

Ponderosa Bible Church’s wonderful first-Saturday-of-the-month breakfast for November has been delayed one week, so it will be on Nov. 12. That gives us extra time to invite neighbors or other friends to join us to hear Ed Warwick’s message about sharing Jesus with others. The gathering is now at 8 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 12.

American Legion Riders to meet Saturday

The American Legion Riders November meeting is at Tiny’s Restaurant Saturday, Nov. 5. Breakfast is at 9:15 a.m. with a business meeting to follow at 10 a.m.

For more information, call Post 69 at (928) 474-6969.

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.

Pain management support group

Making Life Better, a pain management support group, meets from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Monday, excluding holidays, at the lobby of the Grant Clinic, 903 E. Highway 260, Payson. All are welcome to attend the free program.

Paulette Wright facilitates the group. For more information, call (928) 468-1337.

Payson Amnesty International

Amnesty International is a Nobel Peace Prize winning grassroots human rights organization. 

Join members as they shine a light on human rights in our community and throughout the world.

The Payson Chapter will hold two meetings in November to prepare for December’s Human  Rights Awareness Month. Members will be planning the Global Write-a-thon and other human rights events at 1003 S. Beeline Highway (behind the Knotty Pine Cafe), from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday Nov. 7 and Nov. 21.   For more information, e-mail or call Penny, (928) 978-1268.

Democrats host Kirkpatrick

Ann Kirkpatrick, former congresswoman for the area will speak to the Democratic Women of Rim Country Tuesday, Nov. 8 at Tiny’s Restaurant. Meet at 11:30 a.m. to socialize and to order food, followed at noon by the meeting. All are invited.

For details, call Jacqueline Delacruz, (928) 951-1934.

Payson Womans Club

The Payson Womans Club meets 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.

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

Moose Lodge events

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.

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. The group meets 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:

Gila Sheriff’s Posse

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

Founded 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 the 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) 472-7294.

An invitation

The Saving Graces of Payson — a Canasta card-playing group — is looking for a few ladies who enjoy fun, laughter and friendship.

This Red Hat group meets at 10 a.m. the first Wednesday of every month at the Chaparral Pines dining room. There is a break for lunch around noon and play and resumes after lunch.

Anyone interested in joining will be welcomed. You do not need to know how to play, the members will be happy to teach the game.

Please contact Queen Mum Ann-Marie at (928) 468-8585; please leave a message if there’s no answer.

Bridge results

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club for Nov. 1 were Diane Baran, first; Pat Murray, second; Peggy Freeman, third.

Play is at 12:15 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.


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