Clubs And Organizations


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.

Unity of Payson

Join us as Rev. Meghan Smith, of Unity of the White Mountains, speaks about “Life By Divine Design: Living our Dream.” You’re welcome to stay for a potluck lunch, then Rev. Meghan will lead a workshop “5 Steps for Living our Divine Self” at 12:30 p.m.

Sunday Service will be held at 10 a.m. at Central AZ Board of Realtors, 600 E. Highway 260, Suite 14, next to Tiny’s Restaurant.

For more information, see our Web site: or call (928) 478-8515.

Musicians wanted

Musicians (drummer, guitar, keyboard) are needed for XaLt! worship service Sunday evenings, 6:30 p.m. at Mount Cross Lutheran Church. Contact Jan Zimbelman, 363-0151, or imacoffeebean99@ if interested.

Rim Country Republican Club meets Monday

The Rim Country Republican Club will meet Monday, Jan. 30 at Tiny’s Family Restaurant. Members and guests will gather at 11 a.m. to order lunch and socialize, and the meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Call Nancy Cox at (928) 472-1172 for more information.

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.


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 us for an Alanon meeting. There is help. We meet every Monday at 6pm in the St. Phillips Church Parish Hall. For more information please call Lynn 928-472-8961.

Payson Area Singles

This group has no dues and no elections.

The “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 has begun again, first and third Mondays of the month.

Valentine get-together at El Rancho Restaurant, order off the menu, American as well as Mexican. 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14.

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

Creative writers group

Melinda Elmore, published author of four novels, is starting a creative writing class to be held at the Activities Center by the Almost New Thrift Store, at 304 E. Aero Drive. The first meeting will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31.

No matter what genre you write, come by. The name of the new writers group is Rim Country Creative Writers.

For more information, please call (928) 812-3163 or email  melinda.

Card players wanted

The Saving Graces of Payson — a Canasta card-playing group — is looking for a few ladies who enjoy fun, laughter and friendship.

This Red Hat group meets at 10 a.m. the first Wednesday of every month at the beautiful Chaparral Pines dining room. There is a break for lunch around noon and play and resumes after lunch. Anyone interested in joining will be welcomed. You do not need to know how to play, the members will be happy to teach the game.

Please contact Queen Mum Ann-Marie at (928) 468-8585; please leave a message if there’s no answer.

Tea Party Bulldogs

The Tea Party Bulldogs is a discussion group that tackles local issues of concern and comes up with action plans.

We are meeting at Wolfden Espresso, 612  N. Beeline Highway, at 12 noon on Wednesdays.

At the Feb. 1 meeting our topic will be Tracking the Legislature. 

Everyone is welcome.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

The Desert Southwest Chapter cordially invites caregivers, families, service providers and members of the community to attend the Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group meeting at Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main St., from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month.

The key is to walk away with skills to support caregivers of a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

For additional details, contact Shirley Grady at (602) 697-4870.

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

The “Life Changing-Something New” Parkinson’s Disease Support Group meets at 10 a.m. the first Thursday of every month at 805 E. Highway 260 at Au Natural Cafe & Healthy Perspectives.

Call (928) 472-7450 for reservations.

For more details on the group, contact Cindy Bryant, CNHP, FIfHI, (928) 472-7120.

Lost Loves

Lost Loves, a new support group for adults who have lost a loved one through suicide, meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month.

Adults suffering from such a loss are welcome to attend the group sessions which are free of charge.

Lost Loves will address grieving and other specific issues which those left behind often experience.  The group will be facilitated by a professional counselor and a survivor of suicide loss.

A nonprofit organization, Lost Loves is currently scheduled to meet at the Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson.

Please contact Elizabeth at (928) 468-2133 for more information.

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.

Attention LST Sailors

Now hear this!!!

The Arizona LST Chapter will have its annual meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Golden Corral, 7609 W. Thomas Road in Phoenix. Come early, enjoy lunch, stay for a great program.

For more information, contact Darwin Bacon at (928) 474-8185.

XaLt! Super Bowl Party and Worship

XaLt! worship will adjust to the Super Bowl by having a party beginning at at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5; bring your favorite football food to share and wear your favorite team’s colors. Come even if you’re not a football fan, you know the commercials will be interesting! 

XaLt! worship will take place at halftime. XaLt! worship happens in the log building on the campus of Mount Cross Lutheran Church, 601 E. Highway 260. For more information, visit or contact Pastor Glenn at pastor

Ladies Tuesday Bridge

Winners at Ladies Tuesday Bridge for Jan. 24 were: first, Bonnie Sheldon; second, Flo Moeur; third, Kay Hutchinson.

We play at 12:15 p.m. every Tuesday at Rim Country Health and Retirement Community. Area residents and guests are welcome.

Please call Kelly Gunderson at (928) 595-1982 for reservations and information.

Men’s fellowship Feb. 4

Men’s Breakfast for a Buck — yes, believe it or not, a fabulous breakfast is still only a buck, and there will also be great fellowship and a wonderful speaker at Ponderosa Bible Church, 1800 N. Beeline Highway.

Saturday, Feb. 4, breakfast will be served at 8 a.m., and then Nathan Agent will be sharing his marvelous story about how God has transformed his life. Keith Talley and his crew will be preparing lots of good food.

Help your friends by inviting them to this “Breakfast for a Buck” opportunity.


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