Clubs And Organizations


Ponderosa Bible Men’s Breakfast

The monthly Men’s “Breakfast for a Buck” will be at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 7 at Ponderosa Bible Church, 1800 N. Beeline Highway, Payson. Youth Pastor Curtis Fahrlender will bring a challenging message about “Leaving a Godly Legacy.” 

There will also be a yummy breakfast for just $1. 

Beyond Limits Disability Ministry

Beyond Limits Disability Ministry, a Christian group for adults with developmental disabilities, will have a booth this month at the 2012 Resurrection Celebration, sponsored by the Payson Christian Ministerial Fellowship, at Rumsey Park, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 7.

Beyond Limits will not have a regular monthly meeting in April. For questions or further information, call Mark or Jennie Smith at (928) 468-8434.

Unity of Payson

Easter and Lent are a time of spiritual growth and transformation culminating on Easter Sunday. The Rev. Sandy Kale of Inspirational Unity in Mesa will be with Unity of Payson to celebrate an Easter Flower Service. 

The Sunday service is at 10 a.m. at Central AZ Board of Realtors, 600 E. Highway 260, Suite 14. For more information, see the Web site: or call (928) 478-8515.

Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness

The Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness will host the Rev. Dr. Annelle Henson at 11 a.m., Sunday, April 8. Her talk will be an Easter spiritual message and healing meditation. The service will be followed by coffee and snacks. All welcome to attend. The Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness is at 107 W. Wade Lane.

Senior Center events

A special lunch is planned for noon, Monday, April 9 — Mad Hatter Day. Do you have a crazy wild hat? Do you have a designer hat? Do you have a favorite hat? Come and show off. It’s a party and it’s a contest. For lunch reservations, please call (928) 474-4876.

The Senior Center will offer screenings of some old seasonal favorites at its 9:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Movie & Muffin program every Friday in April: Easter Parade, April 6; A League of Their Own, April 13; For the Love of the Game, April 20; and The Sandlot, April 27.

The next Payson Shred-A-Thon is from 10 a.m. to noon, Friday, April 13 in the Walmart parking lot. Proceeds will benefit Payson Senior Center’s Meals on Wheels and Dial-A-Ride Programs. TNT Shedding, LLC will be providing this service at $6 per banker box (10”x12”x15”).

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.

Republicans host county recorder

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, April 9 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 features Sadie Tomerlin, Gila County Recorder, as the guest speaker.

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


Do you feel as if you need some support living with the alcoholic in your life? Then please join us for an Alanon meeting. There is help. We meet at every Monday at 6 p.m. in the St. Philip’s Church Parish Hall. For more information, please call Lynn at (928) 472-8961.

Rim Area Gardeners

Rim Area Gardeners meet the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Church of Christ, 401 E. Tyler Parkway. On Monday, April 9 the speaker will be Lael Tennyson, demonstrating vegetable gardening in pots or on small porches, for those with little or no yard. The public is invited. Refreshments will be served.

Senior Circle notes 

Ready to get in shape for the coming spring and summer months? Senior Circle members receive a substantial discounted fee to use the Tonto Apache Gym. April is open enrollment month. Come in or call (928) 472-9290 for more information.

Members have until April 11 to register for the Circle’s trip to Tombstone and Bisbee. Sign up for membership and join the fun. Call the number above for more information.

Friendship Bible Class

Friendship Bible Class, formerly Friendship Coffee, a non-denominational Bible study for women, meets at 1 p.m. every Tuesday at coffee shop in the Swiss Village. All women in the community are invited. For information, 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.

Bridge results

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club for April 3 were: Rosie Tharp, first; Betty da Costa, second; Pat Murray, third.

Play is at 12:15 p.m. every Tuesday at Rim Country Health and Retirement Community. Area residents and guest are welcome. Call Bonnie Sheldon at (928) 468-6811 for reservations and information.

Rim Country Celts

The Rim Country Celts invite all who are interested in Celtic history and activities to join members for dinner and a meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 12 at The Crosswinds Restaurant.

The evening’s business will consist of reports on the upcoming Rim Country Celtic Festival, planned for Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15 — this is a big endeavor, so lots of volunteers are needed.

The program will feature Kay Keplinger, past president of the Northern Gila Genealogical Society, who will speak on what the society has and offers.

For information, please call Lloyd Gibson at (575) 649-5015.

Payson Elks Lodge

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 Karaoke Night from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday in April and during the Elks Jam Sessions, scheduled at 3 p.m., every Saturday in April. Every Friday there is Karaoke from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Every Sunday there is Bingo at 1 p.m. and a Pool Tournament at 4:30 p.m. with Happy Hour from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Elks members and guests are welcome at all these events. The Elks Lodge is at 1206 N. Beeline Highway. For more information, contact the Lodge at (928) 474-2572.

At the April 19 Lodge meeting, members will vote on proposed amendments to the By-Laws: Article XV-B: SMOKING, the Lodge shall be smoke-free/non-smoking and Article XV-C: GUESTS, extending visits for guests for up to three visits. All members are encouraged to attend and vote.


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