Clubs And Organizations


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

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.

Senior Circle notes 

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 (928) 472-9290 for more information.

Members of the Senior Circle — and anyone 50 and older can join for just $14 per year — will hear Mary McMullen and Dr. Ihor Zakaluzny provide information about colon health Wednesday, April 18.

Colon cancer is the third most deadly cancer and the most preventable if caught early. Those attending will have an opportunity to taste and learn about foods that are healthy for the colon and learn the signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer, treatments available and the importance of regular screening.   

The session for members is at 11:30 a.m.; with a session for the public at 5:30 p.m. The program is free, but registration is requested. To register, call (928) 472-9290.

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.


Do you have a loved one or friend with a drinking problem? Do you feel as if you need some support living with the alcoholic in your life? Then please join an Alanon meeting. There is help.

We meet at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday in Star Valley. Call Patty at (602) 505-4584 for details.

There is also a meeting every Monday at 6 p.m. in the St. Philip’s Church Parish Hall. For more information, please call Lynn at (928) 472-8961.

Payson Rimstones Rock Club meeting

Payson Rimstones Rock Club will meet in the Payson Public Library at 328 N. McLane Road April 11. The regular meeting is at 3:30 p.m., with the board meeting at 2:30 p.m.

The guest speaker will be master jeweler Michael Manasseir from Western Village. He will talk about gems and jewelry.

For the months of June and July, members of the club will be meeting off-site, but meetings will be back in the library for the rest of the year.

Expanding Horizons at Episcopal Church

Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1000 N. Easy St., Payson, will conduct a series of open discussions for inquirers, newcomers, current church members and friends from the Payson community who may be interested in investigating the nature of the Episcopal Church and open-minded faith in a perfectionfree zone.

Refreshments will be served in the Parish Hall beginning at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 11. A call to (928) 474-3834 is suggested to assure that enough materials are available for everyone.

Breast Cancer Support Group “Reaching Out”

Guest speakers at the next meeting, April 12, will be Cali and Michael Cole from Back to Basics. The meeting is from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. The Coles will talk about nutrition, how to strengthen the immune systems and keep it strong.

All breast cancer survivors are welcome, please join us.

The group meets in the building behind the Mount Cross Lutheran Church on Highway 260 east of Safeway. For more information, call Ilona, (928) 472-3331 or Jean, (928) 474-9312.

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.

Bridge results

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for April 4 were: Larry and Sue Hoecker, first; Kay Hutchinson and Kent Teaford, second; Frances Schwartz and Wanda Sitz, third.

For details and reservations, call Kay Hutchinson at (928) 474-0287.

P.E.O. meeting

Chapter DF of the P.E.O. Sisterhood will meet at 9:30 a.m., Friday, April 13, at the Church of the Nazarene. The program will be “Gems of P. E. O. — Beginnings” presented by the program committee. 

The hostess will be Patti Naughton and co-hostesses are Barbara Privette and Lynne Brophy.  Visiting P.E.O.s are invited to attend.  For further information, please call (928) 476-2577.

Reserve a seat: National Red Hat Day celebration

National Red Hat Day is April 25 and to celebrate the occasion, the Payson area Red Hat chapters are planning a brunch at Chaparral Pines. The event will include an outstanding omelet station with all of the works. The area Red Hatters welcome all ladies in the area to attend; no Red Hat membership is required.

The cost is $15, payable by April 15. There will be no tickets sold at the door. Please call one of the following numbers today to make a reservation — Ann-Marie Marley at (928) 468-8585, or Sioux Prince at (928) 474-1466.

Payson Area Singles

This group has no dues and no elections.

Its Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch meets at Tiny’s Restaurant every week at 9 a.m. to visit and plan future activities. On the schedule: Monday Morning Bowling. 10 a.m., the first and third Mondays of the month, with a discount coupon available; Wednesday, April 18 members will carpool to Pine for the Fiddlers’ Jam Session (those who plan to eat the $5 lunch at the Pine Senior Center need to make a reservation with Sandy).

All singles are welcome at all events. For more information, or to suggest an activity, call Nadine at (928) 476-4659.

Alienated Catholics Anonymous

An Alienated Catholics Anonymous group will start meeting on April 16, the second Monday after Easter from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. This group is designed for Catholics who have not participated in the church for some time.

The group discussions last 6 weeks and will be held in the conference room of St. Philip’s parish hall, 511 S. St. Philip St. Call (928) 474-1269 if you have questions.


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