Clubs And Organizations


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.

NARFE meeting

The Mogollon Chapter 1235 of the National Association of Active and retired Federal Employees will hold its monthly no-host lunch and meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28 at Tiny’s Restaurant located on Highway 260.

This month, the members will hear from representatives from the Rim Country Quilt Round Up. All active and retired federal employees are invited to attend. Please remember our Payson veterans and bring non-perishable food to donate. For more information, call Dale at (928) 468-6227.

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 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:

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

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

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

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 Highway, Payson.

The group is currently studying through the Gospel of John.

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

Ponderosa Men’s Breakfast

Another fabulous “Breakfast for a Buck” will be served at Ponderosa Bible Church, 1800 N. Beeline Highway, at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 1. 

Kevin Ritter and his team will prepare breakfast, while the featured speaker will be Ed Warwick.  Warwick will share amazing and humorous stories about sharing Jesus with others. 

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.

American Legion Riders

The American Legion Riders of Payson, Post #69 will resume monthly meetings at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 1 at Tiny’s Restaurant.

Breakfast is at 9:15 a.m., with a business meeting to follow. Topics will include a final report on the results of our Charity Fun Run to benefit Payson Supply Line and recognition of outstanding support on the part of merchants and citizens of Payson. Members and guests are invited to attend.

For more information, call the post at (928) 474-6969. 

Payson Elks

The Payson Elks meet at 7 p.m., the first and third Thursday of each month at the Lodge, 1206 N. Beeline Highway.

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 at the Elks Jam Sessions, scheduled at 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, 15 and 22 and during Karaoke Night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5, 12 and 26. Elks members and guests are also welcome at these events.

For more information, contact Roger Williams at (928) 970-0909 or the Lodge at (928) 474-2572.

Payson Lioness Club

The Payson Lioness Club invites women of the Rim Country to become part of its project-oriented service club that benefits many Payson area charities. Members plan and implement fund-raising events, help with community non-profit functions, and support the parent group, the Payson Lion’s Club.

Those interested are invited to attend meetings, which take place at 9 a.m., the third Saturday of the month at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260.

For more information, call Carol at (928)-978-4132.

Bridge results

Winners of Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for Sept. 21 were: Mary Kastner and Phon Sutton, first; Teri Jimerson and Joan Young, second; Frances Schwartz and Jim Jasper, third.

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

Literacy program needs tutors

The Rim Country Literacy Program is actively seeking new tutors in math and language arts. Anyone with a background and/or interest in education is urged to contact RCLP. Additional volunteer help in the areas of office help, fund-raising, and grant writing is also needed.

RCLP moved to larger facilities in August — 1001 S. Beeline Highway, behind the Knotty Pine Café. With the larger, more visible building, new students seeking help have already found the Literacy Program.

If you are a retired teacher or interested in helping, please contact Marilyn Horne, program director at (928) 468-7257.

A prospective volunteer open house is scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 7 at RCLP’s new offices, 1001 S. Beeline Highway, Suite F. 

Please call (928) 468-7257 if you know of a prospective student who would like to benefit from RCLP’s programs.

Rim Country Corvettes

The Rim Country Corvettes is not a formal club with meetings, dues, etc. It is a group of Corvette owners from the Rim Country who enjoy driving their special cars and meeting new Corvette owners with the same interests.

There is a monthly run and we advise each of the members via the Internet and meet at a specified location within the town of Payson to start the run.

Those with interest in joining the group, please e-mail your name, address, and phone number, year of Corvette and e-Mail address to: Don and Jeannie McLaughlin, djmackl@, (928) 468-0883 home, (602) 320-5309 cell; or Bill and Marilynn Berggrenn,, (928) 474-3767 home, (928) 595-0143 cell.

Radio Control hobbyists

People interested in RC cars and trucks — either parking lot racing or off road — are being sought to form a club. It’s good, clean fun for all ages.

Call Tony if interested, (928) 970-1131.

Time Out Thrift Shop volunteers needed

The Time Out Thrift Shop is in need of volunteers. Volunteers must be drug and alcohol free. All shifts at the shop have openings. Come and join a great team, have fun, meet new people, enjoy snacks and attend volunteer parties.

Phone (928) 474-3989 or stop by the shop at 500 S. Beeline Highway, across from Wendy’s, and ask for Charlotte.

The Time Out Thrift Shop is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. All proceeds from the shop directly benefit domestic violence victims through the emergency shelter and transitional housing.

Volunteers needed for AARP tax program

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, is seeking volunteers across the state to help Arizona taxpayers who are seeking assistance preparing and filing their 2011 tax returns.

Volunteers do not need to be an AARP member or retiree to participate. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is particularly in need of volunteers who are bilingual in English/ Spanish to support the increasing number of Spanish-speaking taxpayers seeking assistance. There is also a need for those with management or marketing skills to assist in providing leadership support.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers receive free tax training and are reimbursed on a limited basis for qualified program-related expenses. Volunteers are also needed to serve as greeters and client facilitators.

For more information on how to join the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide team, visit the Web site at (ENGLISH ONLY) or call our toll-free number, 1-888-OUR-AARP (1-888-687-2277). Deadline for application is Thursday, Dec. 15.


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