Clubs And Organizations


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 these continuing events:

• Unity Book Study Group, Fridays 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., for location information, call (928) 478-6906.  No meeting First Fridays.

• 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

Payson Elks

Elks members and guests are welcome to enjoy lunch at the Lodge, 1206 N. Beeline Highway, 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.

There will be a steak fry with the the Elks Jam Session at 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22. Elks members and guests are also welcome.

For more information, call (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.

Pioneer Sabbath celebration

Rim Country residents are cordially invited to attend Pioneer Sabbath at the Payson Seventh-day Adventist Church, 700 E. Wade Lane, at 9:15 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 22. 

Services begin with singing the old Advent hymns; a Sabbath School program with classes for everyone young and old will follow. After the worship service, there will be a potluck in Rumsey Park, Ramada 4. A musical program will also be presented at the Ramada.

Bridge results

Winners in Ladies Tuesday Bridge for Oct. 18 were: Peggy Freemon, first; Kay Hutchinson, second; Diane Baran, 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 at (928) 468-1418 for reservations and information.

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 Area Singles Club

This club has no dues or elections.

The Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch meets at Tiny’s Restaurant at 9 a.m. every week to visit and plan future activities. Events coming up are dinner at Cardo’s, lunch and Fiddler’s Jam session in Pine, Halloween Party and Thanksgiving Dinner.

All singles are welcome. For more information call Nadine at (928) 476-4659.

JULIETs to meet

JULIETs, Just Us Ladies Into Eating Together, meets for lunch and conversation at 11:30 a.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Crosswinds Restaurant at the Payson Airport. This month the date is Tuesday, Oct. 25.

It is just for fun, no book to read, no dish to make. Everyone is welcome, no reservations required. For additional information, please call Chris Tilley at (928) 468-9669.

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 information, call Marilyn at (928) 474-6712.

NARFE meeting

The Mogollon Chapter 1235 of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will hold their monthly meeting and no host luncheon Wednesday, Oct. 26, starting at 11:30 a.m. and ending at 1:30 p.m. The meeting will be at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260.

This month, the featured speaker will be Payson Fire Chief Martin deMasi.

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

For more information, call Dale at (928) 468-6117.

Optimist Club

The Rim Country Optimist Club (Friends of Youth) works in a variety of ways to help youth in the community. The area’s young people are served through benefits, activities and financial support.

The Optimist Club and the Senior Center recently partnered to present the Falling Leaves Fahioneesta Fashion Show, which raised more than $2,000 to help the area’s homeless students’ school experience be more positive.

The Optimists’ general meeting will be held at the Crosswinds Restaurant at the Payson Airport Wednesday, Oct. 26, with dinner at 5:30 p.m. The speaker, John Stanton, executive director of the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce, will be speaking at 6 p.m.

The Optimists will have a special meeting at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16 at the Messinger Funeral Home community room. Mayor Kenny Evans and some of the committee promoting bringing a four-year university to the area will be giving an update on what is happening with Arizona State University.

For further information, please contact Joan Young, public relations, (928) 472-2264, or visit the club’s Web site at

AARP Tax-Aide needs volunteers

Payson AARP Tax-Aide needs volunteers for computer preparation of Federal Form(s) 1040 and Arizona Form(s) 140 for Tax Year 2011.

Requirements are: knowledge of preparing a tax return and using a computer; commitment of four hours a week from Feb. 1 through April 12, 2012; and attendance at a training class (one week) starting Jan. 16, 2012 on both Federal and State Tax Returns.

Call Joan Stephens at (928) 472-6229 for more information and to volunteer.

Pine Library Friends meeting rescheduled

The Pine Library Friends have rescheduled the October meeting to 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 31 in the Library Activity Room, located right behind the Cultural Hall at the Pine Community Center. 

There will be no guest speaker as this will be an organizational meeting. The group’s new officers will set up its committees and chairmanships.

Anyone who would like to see if there is a way that they can help, please be sure to attend. For those who aren’t already members, it will be a good time to see how and why the Pine Library Friends operate.


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