Clubs And Organizations


Payson Elks Lodge schedule

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 February and during the Elks Jam Session, scheduled at 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25. Every Sunday there is Bingo at 1 p.m. and a Pool Tournament at 4 p.m., with Happy Hour from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Elks members and guests are welcome at these events.

The Elks Lodge is at 1206 N. Beeline Highway. For more information, contact the Lodge at (928) 474-2572.

PAL hosts Melanie Capps

Payson Art League’s February meeting guest speaker is jewelry artist Melanie Capps.

Capps has worked with a variety of media over the years, and 10 years ago she discovered wire-sculpture. Capps uses 14k gold-filled wire or the Argentium silver wire creating heirloom quality jewelry.

She will be demonstrating her wire wrapping techniques and will be offering workshops in the future as well as showing at the ‘Neath the Rim Open Studio Tour in May.

Meet her at the PAL Feb. 21 gathering at Rim Country Health & Retirement Community, 807 W. Longhorn, Payson. The public is invited.

The group has a Show and Share of artwork with a social reception at 6 p.m., followed by a short business meeting, and presentation at 6:30 p.m.

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.

Payson Masonic Lodge #70, F. & A. M.

Welcome members and sojourning Masons. Stated meetings: 7 p.m., second Tuesday, Masonic education and fellowship follows at 5:30 p.m. dinner; 7 p.m. other meetings for degree, practice, work party or Masonic education.

The Lodge is at 200 E. Rancho Road, Payson. Contact Tom Jones, P.M./secretary, (928) 474-1305 or (818) 314-9950 for more information.

NARFE meeting

The Mogollon Chapter 1235 of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will hold its monthly no-host luncheon and meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22. The meeting will be held at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260, Payson. This month, the guest speaker is Angie Elam from the U.S. Forest Service.

All active and retired federal employees are invited to attend. Please remember to bring a nonperishable food item for the Payson food bank. For more information contact 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.


Nar-Anon is a 12-step program designed to help relatives and friends of addicts recover from the effects of living with an addicted relative or friend.

In Payson, the group meets from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday at 408 W. Main St., #11 (around the back of the building).

For more information, call Maxine at (602) 568-8747.

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.

Kiwanis invitation

The Zane Grey Kiwanis and its Young Professionals group invite anyone interested in learning more about the organizations, which are dedicated to helping Rim Country children, to attend one of the meetings.

The Kiwanis meet from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. every Thursday at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. The Young Professionals meet at 5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays at Macky’s Restaurant.

To learn more, contact Mike Clark at (928) 476-3283.

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.

Payson Tea Party hosts Gosar

Congressman Dr. Paul Gosar (R-D1) will be the featured speaker at the Payson Tea Party meeting Thursday, Feb. 23.

The Payson Tea Party meets at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E. Hwy. 260, Payson, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Gosar will explain why he has chosen to run for the new CD4 Congressional seat instead of re-running for the CD1 seat. 

The public is invited to hear Gosar’s comments regarding this issue and many other issues critical to this election year. For more information, call (928) 468-1131.

P/S Arts & Crafts Guild

The Pine Strawberry Arts and Crafts Guild invites area residents to become members and share the joy that a hobby or craft brings.

The next meeting is at 9 a.m., Friday, Feb. 24 in the Arts and Crafts Room at the Pine Community Center, 3916 N. Highway 87, Pine.

The guild is a non-profit corporation. The proceeds from its three festivals each year are donated to other organizations helping the community. For more information, call Ruth at (928) 476-2588 or Gail at (928) 978-0469.

P.E.O. Sisterhood

Chapter DF of the P.E.O. Sisterhood will meet at 9:30 a. m., Friday, Feb. 24 at the Church of the Nazarene.

The program will feature two “Gems of P.E.O.” — one is the Star Scholarship and the other is the Program for Continuing Education. Barbara Grillo, Bev Snidecor, Nancy Miller and Victoria Harris will be the presenters.

The hostess will be Nancy Bollard and co-hostesses are Nancy Miller and Sherry Smith. Visiting P.E.O.s are welcome. For further information, call (928) 476-2305.

Payson Flycasters

The Payson Flycasters Club will meet Saturday, Feb. 25 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. Breakfast is at 8 a.m., with the meeting starting at 9 a.m.

The speaker will be Cindra Howard from the Orvis shop in Scottsdale. She will be discussing the insects and bugs that are prevalent in our area, when they hatch and how they are used in fishing. Her program will be enhanced with a slide show on the subject. All interested fishermen and women are encouraged to attend.

Faith Center West Family Church

Faith Center West Family Church Payson is now meeting at 616 S. Beeline Highway, Suite #4, Payson (in the rear upstairs).

The public is welcome to join the congregation for a time of lively praise and worship and a life-changing Word! Call Pastor Kathy Reiger at (480) 329-1150 for information or questions.

Faith Center West is a Bible-based and Spirit-filled assembly of believers who teach the unadulterated Word of God with a power-packed praise and worship service each Sunday morning.

The service is at 11 a.m.

Library Friends of Payson to meet

“Ponzi” — the name alone invokes scowls on the faces of countless individuals “burned” by grand schemes that promised “too good to be true” returns and benefits. Who was Charles Ponzi? What distinguishes a Ponzi scheme from other fraudulent financial schemes, today? What crime did Bernie Madoff commit to be classified as such a schemer? 

The Library Friends of Payson welcome Town Councilman John Wilson, who will answer these questions and more, in a presentation addressing such schemes on Monday, Feb. 27 at Payson Public Library.

A short business meeting will begin at 10 a.m., followed by Wilson’s program at 10:30 a.m.  This program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will follow. For additional information, please call Bessie Tucker at (928) 474-9260.

Pine Library Friends

The next meeting of the Pine Library Friends will be at 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 27. In lieu of a guest speaker, members will be touring the local museum.

Meet at the front door of the museum located in the Community Center, right next to the ramada, for a look back at some of the history of the area. After the tour, members will go to the Library Activity Room for the meeting.

As always, the tour and meeting are open to the community. 

Republicans host Cardon

The Rim Country Republican Club will meet Monday, Feb. 27 at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. The speaker will be Wil Cardon, candidate for U.S. Senate.

Members and guests will gather at 11 a.m. to order lunch and socialize. Cardon will speak at 11:30 a.m., and the business meeting will follow. Everyone is welcome to attend. Call Nancy Cox at (928) 472-1172 for more information.

Wednesday Duplicate Bridge results

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for Feb. 15 were: Mary Kastner and Tim Demaray, first; Sherry Proctor and Myrtle Warter, second; Larry and Sue Hoecker and France Schwartz and Wanda Sitz, tied for third.

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

Rim Literacy needs heaters

The Rim Country Literacy Program is in need of several space heaters. It is costing a lot of money to heat the program’s new, larger facility and it is believed that space heaters might cut costs.

Anyone with a safe space heater to donate can call the Literacy Office at (928) 468-7257.


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