Clubs And Organizations


Forest Park Homeowners group

The Forest Park Homeowners Association board of directors will meet at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 203 N. Parkwood Lane, Payson. Any homeowner with concerns or questions is welcome to attend.

The Annual Homeowners Association meeting is planned for Feb. 18; the time and location are to be determined.

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.

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.

NARFE meeting

The Mogollon Chapter 1235 of the National Association of Active and Retired Employees will hold its monthly, no host luncheon and meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 25 beginning at 11:30 a.m. and ending at 1:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260, Payson. The guest speaker will be Payson Town Councilor John Wilson.

All active and retired federal employees are invited to attend. Please remember Payson’s veterans and bring a non-perishable food item.

For more information, please call Dale at (928) 468-6227.

Tea Party Bulldogs

The Tea Party Bulldogs is a discussion group that will tackle local issues of concern and come up with action plans.

It meets at Wolfden Espresso, 612 N. Beeline Highway, at noon Wednesdays.

On Jan. 25, the discussion will be about Public-Private Partnerships, ASU and toll roads.

Everyone is welcome.

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.

Special healing service

Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane, will have a special service of Wholeness and Healing at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25. Physical, spiritual and emotional well being will be the focus of the service. Rim Country residents and visitors are invited to join us.

For more information, contact Pastor Steve DeSanto, (928) 474-5440.

Payson Elks

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 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25 and during Elks Jam Sessions, scheduled at 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28 and Elks members and guests are also welcome at these events.

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

For more information, contact the Lodge at (928) 474-2572.

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

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.

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.

• Services, Sundays 10 a.m. at the meeting room of the Central Arizona Board of Realtors, in the complex where Tiny’s Restaurant is located, 600 E. Highway 260.

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

P/S Arts & Crafts Guild

The Pine Strawberry Arts and Crafts Guild invites area residents to become members and share the joy that their hobbies or crafts bring.

The next meeting is at 9 a.m., Friday, Jan. 27 in the Arts and Crafts Room at the Pine Community Center, 3916 N. Highway 87, Pine. Following the business meeting there will be a short presentation about the art of crochet.

The guild is a non-profit corporation. The proceeds from its three festivals each year are donated to other organizations to help the community.

For more information, call Ruth at (928) 476-2588 or Gail at (928) 978-0469.

Payson Flycasters

The Payson Flycasters will meet Saturday, Jan. 28 at Tiny’s Restaurant on East Highway 260. Breakfast is at 8 a.m. with the meeting starting at 9 a.m.

The speaker will be Mike Lopez from the Forest Service, who will discuss the aftermath of the Wallow Fire and its impact on fishing and wildlife in the area. Also giving a short address will be Scott Rogers from Arizona Game and Fish. He will give an update on the conditions of fishing at Lee’s Ferry.

All interested fishermen and women are encouraged to attend this very important and informative meeting.

High Country Garden Club

High Country Garden Club will kick off the gardening season with a timely program on soil preparation for planting flowers and vegetables later in the spring. Conrad Martin from Plant Fair Nursery will present the program. 

The group meets at First Southern Baptist Church at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2. Refreshments will be served and all gardeners are welcome. For further information, call Dan at (928) 472-7396.

Bridge results

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for Jan. 18 were: Alice Bond and Harley Follmer, first; Flo Moeur and Harry Young, second; Diane Bricker and Joan Young, third.

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

Payson Area Singles

The Payson Area Singles club has no dues or elections.

The Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch meets at Tiny’s Restaurant at 9 a.m. every week to visit and plan future activities.

On the schedule:

Valentine’s get-together at El Rancho Restaurant, American food is served along with Mexican, at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14.

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

Amateur investors

An amateur investor in Payson would like to meet with other non-professional investors to share information and ideas for personal investment use. If interested, please call Bill at (928) 474-4000.


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