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 Karaoke Night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9; at the Elks Jam Session, scheduled for 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12; 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 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.

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

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.

Card players wanted

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.

Rimstones Rock Club

Payson Rimstones Rock Club meets at the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road, Wednesday, Nov. 9. The board meets at 2:30 p.m.; the general meeting is at 3:30 p.m.

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 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.

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.

Unity of Payson and Daily Word Readers

Celebrate Unity of Payson is now an official church affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries. As a structure continues to be built for Sunday Unity Services, which are planned to commence this fall, those interested are invited to attend:

• Prayer and Meditation Group, Thursdays 10 a.m., for location information call (928) 468-2117

Contact Unity of Payson at P.O. Box 2582, Payson, AZ 85547 or e-mail

Breast Cancer Support Group on the road

The Breast Cancer Support Group is carpooling to Tina’s Treasures in the Valley instead of the regular November meeting.

Members will meet in the Stage parking lot at 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 10 and carpool down.

Tina’s Treasures is hosting the group for lunch and a tour of its facilities.

All breast cancer survivors are welcome to join.

Those planning on making purchases at Tina’s Treasures should bring a prescription from their doctor for whatever they plan to purchase since most insurances will pick up the majority of the tab for prostheses and mastectomy bras.

Please contact Ilona Swensen, (928) 472-3331 to reserve a seat and if you can be one of the carpool drivers.

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. All are welcome. Call (928) 468-1131 for more information.

Chapter DF of the P.E.O. Sisterhood meets Friday

Chapter DF of the P.E.O. Sisterhood will meet at 9:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 11 at the Church of the Nazarene.

The hostess will be Bev Wells and co-hostesses are Sheri Stutzman and Pat Woodworth. The program will include reports by members on Cottey College and the Elizabeth LaForce and Loretta Walker funds, which are philanthropies of P.E.O. 

Visiting P.E.O.s are invited to attend. For further information, please call (928) 472-2416.

Elks invitation to Red Hatters, others

The Payson Elks Lodge is issuing a special invitation to the Rim area’s Red Hat organizations.

The 4th Annual Luncheon and Bingo for the Children’s Shopping Spree is at the Payson Elks Lodge Friday, Nov. 11.

Tickets are $10 per person, and none will be sold at the door.

A section for Red Hatters will be set aside in the Lodge — contact Mary Smith, (928) 468-8766 or (928) 978-1857 for details.

Doors open for lunch at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., the menu includes a choice of chicken or beef taco salad, ice cream, coffee/iced tea (guests do not have to eat lunch).

Seating for Bingo begins at 12:15 p.m. The sale of cards for the game is from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., the minimum cost of cards is $12. Bingo starts at 1 p.m.

Daughters of the American Revolution

The November meeting of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11 at the LDS Church, 913 S. Ponderosa (please enter through the middle door in the rear of the building).

This is a change from the usual meeting place.

The guest speaker for this meeting will be Peggy Hurd, ASDAR state parliamentarian, who will be speaking on Parliamentary Procedures. Guests and prospective members are welcome to attend.

For more information about this meeting, or the Daughters of the American Revolution, contact Regent Renee Durfee at (928) 472-4338, or Registrar Valerie Sullivan at (928) 978-2454.

Wednesday Duplicate Bridge results

Winners at Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for Nov. 2 were: Diane Bricker and Harry Young, first; Larry and Sue Hoecker, second; Judy Fox and Mary Kastner, third.

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


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