Clubs And Organizations

Members of the Payson Lions Charitable Foundation presented Allic Bales with 100 items for personal hygiene for teens in need at the high school and middle school.

Members of the Payson Lions Charitable Foundation presented Allic Bales with 100 items for personal hygiene for teens in need at the high school and middle school. |

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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: www.rimcountrytcf.org.

A Course in Miracles Study Group

A Course in Miracles Study Group meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and from 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursdays. Participation is by donation.

For details, call (928) 478-6928.

Join the Gila County 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 www.paysonposse.org.

Calling all ladies

Have you ever seen a bunch of senior ladies, wildly dressed? Wearing beautiful, wild Red Hats with lots of feathers? Outrageous jewelry? Ever wonder what they do? Where they go? Wonder no more.

Come to one of Fancy Flair of Red’s luncheon meetings and see for yourself. Good company and door prizes await you — but most of all FUN!

No RSVP needed. If you are 55 to 100, the door’s open. We meet the second Wednesday of every month at different establishments. Contact Queen Mum Mary Smith at 468-8766 for more information.

Soroptimists

Soroptimist International of Zane Grey Country meets at noon every Wednesday at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. For more information, please contact Sandi Scott, (928) 978-4748 or Audrey Wilson, (928) 472-9380.

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.

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.

Reaching Out Breast Cancer Support Group

Reaching Out Breast Cancer Support Group meets once a month, on the second Thursday. We meet at noon in the Mt. Cross Lutheran Church, 601 E. Highway 260 (just east of Safeway).

All breast cancer survivors are welcome and encouraged to attend our meetings — if you are newly diagnosed, recovering from surgery, or a longtime survivor — you will gain from our meetings. We share information, encouragement and hope. We also try to bring in volunteers to share their knowledge on related breast cancer topics.

A light lunch/snack is served at every meeting along with the group support. Please come and check us out. For more information, you can call Ilona at (928) 472-3331.

Bridge results

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club for Dec. 4 were Kay Houghton, first; Diane Baran, second; Kay Hutchinson, third.

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

Please call Mary Kemp at (928) 468-1418 for reservations and information.

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for Dec. 5 were: Meg Turlukis and Phon Sutton, N/S, and Hallie Jackman and Joan Young, E/W, first; Mary Kastner and Tim Demaray, N/S, and Ruth Aucott and Judy Fox, E/W, second; Joe and Evelyn Pickens, N/S, and Larry and Sue Hoecker, E/W, third.

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

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.

Daughters of the American Revolution

The next meeting of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Dec. 14 in the Payson Public Library conference room. After a short business meeting, guest speaker Paulette Karras will present a program on Great American Cookies. Everyone is asked to bring two-dozen cookies for a Cookie Exchange.

The Daughters of the American Revolution is a volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to preserving American history, securing America’s future through better education and promoting patriotism. Any woman, 18 years or older, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership. DAR volunteers are willing to provide guidance and assistance with your first step into the world of genealogy.

Prospective members and guests are always welcome. To learn more, please contact Regent Jan Ransom (928) 468-8593 or Registrar Renee Durfee (928) 472-4338.

Lions help

Members of the Payson Lions Charitable Foundation presented Allic Bales, Community Advocate for the Homeless & Disadvantaged, with 100 items for personal hygiene for teens in need at the high school and middle school. There are more than 118 homeless teens in the community and the Lions felt it was part of their community service to help as much as they could.   

Bales stated that she could use all types of donations for the homeless: shoes, clothing and especially warm coats for the winter. She can be reached at (928) 951-3908.

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