Clubs And Organizations


Computer group meets

The Payson Area Computer Association will meet at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 7 in the meeting room of the Payson Public Library. This month, the association will host a speaker from Hewlett Packard. He will be sharing information on their latest products, updates and industry news.

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

Payson Elks

Elks members and guests are welcome to enjoy lunch at the Lodge 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 during Karaoke Night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12 and at the Elks Jam Session, scheduled at 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15. Elks members and guests are also welcome at these events.

For more information, contact the Lodge, 1206 N. Beeline Highway, at (928) 474-2572.

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.

Trailwood West picnic

Residents of Trailwood West will have a picnic from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8 at Rumsey Park Ramada 3.

Meet the neighbors and enjoy barbecued beef served on buns. The guest speaker will be Colt Maxwell.

Participants should bring a favorite dish to share. Beverages and paperware will be provided. Sign up with Mary Brown regarding the dish being shared (salad, side dish or dessert), (928) 472-7885. Reservations should be made with her.

Transform Payson Ministries

Transform Payson Ministries has worship and fellowship at 10 a.m. each Sunday at 105 W. Sherwood Dr., Payson.

A Bible study is held at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday at the same address. The study is an in-depth discussion.

The second Tuesday, area intercessors gather to pray, also at the same site.

For more information, call (480) 532-1856 or (928) 474-3618.

Rim Country Celts

The Rim Country Celts will meet at noon, Sunday, Oct. 9 for a potluck picnic.

If interested in attending, please call Lloyd or Nancy Gibson, cell (575) 649-5015.

Pain 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.

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.

Republican night meeting

For those unable to attend noon meetings, the Rim Country Republican Club is now offering evening and day meetings each month.

The next evening meeting will be Monday, Oct. 10 at Tiny’s Family Restaurant.

Members and guests may gather at 5:30 p.m. to order dinner and socialize.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and feature Mike Vogel of Payson Economic Development and the Rim Country Educational Alliance for our local college. There is no business portion during the evening meeting.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Call Nancy Cox at (928) 472-1172 for more information.

Al-anon meetings

Al-anon meetings will start meeting at 6 p.m. every Monday beginning Monday, Oct. 10 in the community room at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 511 S. St. Philips St., Payson.

For further information, call Lynn at (928) 472-8961.

Photography and Camera Club meeting

The Rim Country Photography and Camera Club meets at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 10 at the activity room of the Rim Country Health & Retirement Center, 807 W. Longhorn Road, (after entering the drive, turn right and go to the building marked 809).

The evening’s presenter is Greg McKelvey, who will speak and show pictures of the photography workshop that he attended in Florida. The meeting is open to the public and there is no charge to attend. For more information, call Harold Rush, (928) 474-9673.

Rim Area Gardeners

The Rim Area Gardeners meet at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month in the Church of Christ, 401 E. Tyler Pkwy. The RAG board of directors will present “Wintering Over Your Plants” at the Monday, Oct. 10 meeting. Information will be provided on how, when and what to do to winterize plants and what to expect next spring. The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Payson Area Singles

The Payson Area Singles has no dues or elections.

Its 9 a.m. Tuesday Breakfast Bunch meets every week at Tiny’s Restaurant to visit and plan future activities. All singles are welcome.

Upcoming events include: a spaghetti dinner at Cardo’s at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19 — reservations must be made by Tuesday, Oct. 18; also on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 11:30 a.m., members will carpool to Pine for lunch at the Rim Side Grill and then attend the Fiddlers Jam Session at the Pine Cultural Center at 1 p.m.

Friendship Bible Class

Friendship Bible Class, formerly Friendship Coffee, a non-denominational Bible study for women, meets at 1 p.m. every Tuesday at Uptown Espresso.

All women in the community are invited. For details, call Marilyn at (928) 474-6712.

Payson Womans Club

The Payson Womans Club, the oldest service club in Payson, holds general membership meetings 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 Women of the Moose meet at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the lodge.

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. Anyone who has lost a child (or grandchild) at any time, at any age is welcome to attend.

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:

Sheriff’s Posse meets

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

The Posse was founded back 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 our 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.

Bridge results

Winners at Ladies Tuesday Bridge for Oct. 4 were: Pat Murray, first; Diane Baran, second; and Kay Hutchinson, third.

Play is at 12:15 p.m. every Tuesday, at Rim Country Health and Retirement Community. Area residents and guests are welcome.

Please call Mary Kemp, (928) 468-1418, for reservations and information.


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