Clubs And Organizations


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

Beyond Limits Disability Ministry

Beyond Limits is scheduled for a special treat at this month’s meeting at Payson United Methodist Church, 414 N. Easy St. from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13. After a delicious free meal, there will be a program possibly including the bell choir. Family members, caregivers and service providers are always welcome to join.

Beyond Limits is an international Christian group for adults with developmental disabilities, age 18 and older. The ministry is a 501c3 non-profit charitable organization. For questions or further information, call Mark or Jennie Smith at (928) 468-8434.

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:

Join the Sheriff’s Posse

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.

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.

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 Sept. 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 college scholarships each year for science majors and teachers. For details, call (928) 476-3513.

Catholic Education for school-age children

Children are being accepted into the Religious Education Program at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church at the parish hall building, 511 S. St. Phillip St., Payson. Call (928) 474-1269 with questions.

There are classes for children in kindergarten to grade 12 available. All grade levels meet Wednesdays: K to grade 5 from 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and grades 6 to 12 from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Classes begin Sept. 14. The classes also have open enrollment. If a new family settles in the Payson area, they can register as soon as they are settled.

The tuition is only $35, and buying a book is optional as classroom copies are available. But no child is turned away for lack of funds.

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.

The language of the heart

There will be a series of poetry writing and discussion sessions starting at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14 in the parish hall of Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1000 N. Easy St., Payson. There is no charge and refreshments will be available.

Call (928) 474-3834 for further information or to reserve a place.

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).

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 details.

Scripture study

A non-denominational, in-depth expository scripture study is held at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Uptown Espresso, 612 N. Beeline Highway, Payson.

The group is currently studying through the Gospel of John.

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

Bridge results

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for Sept. 7 were: Kay Hutchinson and Kent Teaford, first; Diane Bricker and Joan Young, second; Frances Schwartz and Jim Jaspers, third.

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


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