Clubs And Organizations


Computer group meets

The Payson Area Computer Association will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2 in the meeting room of the Payson Public Library.  

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

Ponderosa Men’s Breakfast

Another fabulous “Breakfast for a Buck” will be served at Ponderosa Bible Church, 1800 N. Beeline, at 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 3.

The featured speaker will be Keith Talley. Talley will be doing it all: fixing the meal, sharing about his love for the Lord and then be in charge of the cleanup.

Come, with other guys, to enjoy great fellowship, a super message and a complete breakfast that still costs only $1. For more information, call (928) 472-8178.

Payson Area Singles

This club has no dues or elections.

The Second Annual Pot Luck, Chili Cook-Off will be held Saturday, Sept. 3 in the Youth Recreation Hall at the Tonto Apache Gym, across from the casino. Winners will receive nice prizes. If you don’t want to participate in the chili contest, just bring a potluck dish.

The Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch meets weekly at 9 a.m. at Tiny’s Restaurant to visit and plan future activities.

Members will car pool to Pine Wednesday, Sept. 21 for 11:45 lunch at Nifty Fifty Restaurant and then attend the 1 p.m. Fiddler’s Jam Session in the Pine Cultural Hall.

For information about these and other club activities call Nadine at (928) 476-4659.

Kohl’s Ranch Outdoor Chapel ends services

The Kohl’s Ranch Outdoor Chapel services have concluded for 2011.  The Sunday morning services will resume next Memorial Day weekend, Sunday, May 27.  For more information contact Kevin Kelley at (928) 474-0712 or Dick Lamb at (928) 478-4058.

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.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America will meet at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the American Legion Post #69, located at 709 E. Highway 260.

We would like to invite all members to join us. For more information, contact Post Commander Dwayne Cunningham, (928) 951-1691.

Moose Lodge events

The Women of the Moose meet at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the lodge.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.

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

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, which is now an official church affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries. Services are planned to start this fall. In the meantime, the public is invited to attend these continuing events:

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

• Unity Book Study Group, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays; for location information, call (928) 478-6906 (no meeting the first Friday of the month).

• Family and individual spiritual counseling, love offering; for information, call (936) 788-3181.

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 Hwy., Payson.

The group is currently studying through the Gospel of John.

For more information, call Chris at (928) 474-3618.

Daughters of the American Revolution

The Mogollon Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 9 in the meeting room of the Payson Public Library. The meeting will feature guest speaker Barry Standifird, who will present a program on “Religious Issues and the Constitution.”

This will be the group’s first meeting after the summer break, so plan now to attend and see what has been planned for the upcoming year. Guests and prospective members are always welcome and are encouraged to attend. For more information please contact Regent Renee Durfee at (928) 472-4338 or Registrar Val Sullivan at (928) 978-2454.

Tonto Rim Sports Club

The Tonto Rim Sports Club’s Northern Gila County Jim Jones Shooting Range will be the site of the 5th Annual 22 Rimfire Championship, starting at 9 a.m., Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10 and Sept. 11.

There will be Silhouette, Mid-Range and Creedmoor matches. The entry fee is $25 per day.

Friday, Sept. 9, the range will be open for practice from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For information, call (928) 468-1095 or (480) 540-9389

To find the Northern Gila County Jim Jones Shooting Range: on Hwy. 87 go 2.2 miles south of the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino (.3 miles south of Gibson Ranch Rd.) and turn left (east) onto gravel road, then go 1.5 miles to entrance.

Rim Area Gardeners

The Rim Area Gardeners meet at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the Church of Christ, 401 E. Tyler Parkway, Payson.

At the Sept. 12, 2011 meeting the speaker will be Holly Crump. She is from Payson and worked with a florist in the past and is interested in building miniature gardens. She did two workshops at Plant Fair geared toward fair entries.

The public is invited so please plan to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Payson Rimstones

The Payson Rimstones Rock Club meets from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month at the Payson Library.  The September 14 meeting will feature a guest speaker on local gold mining opportunities.  All ages are invited.

The group has an interesting guest speaker, adult and youth education programs and many interesting field trips each month.  The third weekend of November it hosts a mineral and gem show.  The proceeds from the show help fund up to $3,000 in annual college scholarships each year for science majors and teacher.  Call (928) 476-3513 for more information.  

Bridge results

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club for August 30 were: Jerri Koch, first; Flo Moeur, second; Diane Baran, third.

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

Call Marilyn Castleman at (928) 474-6134 for reservations and information.

Winners at Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for August 31 were: Wanda Sitz and Phon Sutton, first; Judy Fox and Jim Lachner, second; Frances Schwartz and Jim Jasper and George Aucott and Jack Parks, tied for third.

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

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: or visit the website at


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