Clubs And Organizations


Democrats host reception, convention

The Arizona Democratic Party invites Rim residents to a wine and cheese reception honoring the Gila County Democratic Party to be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 20 at Gila County Democratic Party Headquarters, 1101 S. Beeline Highway.

Tickets are $15 each (checks made payable to Arizona Democratic Party). RSVP online at or contact Rebecca Pringle at (602) 234-6821 or

The Democratic Club of Northern Gila County will be hosting the Arizona Democratic Party Convention on Friday and Saturday, July 20-21 at Payson High School.

For more information, call President Jerry Foster (928) 978-4031 or go online to www.gilacounty

Payson Area Singles

This group has no dues or age restrictions.

On the calendar: Saturday, July 21, members will carpool to Camp Verde for the Corn Festival, shopping the farmers market and a visit to Cliff Castle Casino; the Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch meets at Tiny’s at 9 a.m. every week to visit and plan future activities.

For information, call Nadine at (928) 476-4659.

Sons of the American Revolution meet

The Rim Country Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will meet at 8 a.m., Saturday, July 21 at Tiny’s Restaurant. Bobby Davis, governor of the Southwest District of Kiwanis International, will present the program.

The Sons of the American Revolution organization is the leading male lineage society that perpetuates the ideals of the War for Independence. Individuals with an ancestor who supported the cause of American independence during the years 1774-83 are invited to join and learn more about this worthwhile organization. For further information and assistance in tracing ancestry, call John Munro at (928) 468-6220.

Republican yard sale

The Rim Country Republicans yard sale, postponed due to rain, will now take place from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, July 21 at Republican Headquarters, 616 S. Beeline Highway, Payson.

Unity of Payson

Michelle Abraham, prayer chaplain, spiritual education and volunteer/outreach coordinator at Unity of Phoenix, will speak at the 10 a.m., Sunday, July 22 service of Unity of Payson.  Her personal life mission is to create an awareness that empowers individuals to cultivate their greatness and celebrate the present moment. She’ll be speaking on the topic, “I forgive as I grow in love and compassion.”

Unity of Payson meets at Central Arizona Board of Realtors office, 600 E. Highway 260, Suite 14, Payson. For more information, go online to or call (928) 478-8515. 

Faith Center West Family Church Payson

Faith Center West Family Church is at 616 S. Beeline Highway, Suite 4, Payson (in the rear upstairs). Call Pastor Kathy Reiger at (480) 329-1150 for information or questions. Praise and worship service is at 11 a.m. Sunday morning.

Pine Library Friends

The next meeting of the Pine Library Friends will be at 10 a.m., Monday, July 23. It will take place in the Library Activity Room located right behind the Cultural Hall in Pine. Michael Anderson, who authored the book “A Place In The Land: The Settlement of Pine, AZ: 1878-1900” will be the guest speaker. The meeting is open to the community and refreshments will be served. 

Overeaters Anonymous has guest speaker

Do you eat when you are not hungry? Do you eat to escape from worries or trouble? Do you resent others telling you to “use a little will power” to stop overeating?

Overeaters Anonymous is hosting a guest speaker from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, July 23 at the Rim Country Health and Retirement Community Room, 807 W. Longhorn.  A member of OA since 1978, she will speak about her physical recovery from compulsive overeating and her maintenance of a 170-pound weight loss.

There are no fees or dues. The only requirement is a desire to not compulsively overeat anymore.

For more information, call Denise, (928) 978-3706 or Mary Jo, (928) 978-4663.

New meeting

Overeaters Anonymous announces a new summer meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Mountain High Coffee Works in Payson. For more information, call Alice at (602) 828-0917 or (928) 478-4361.


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

Alienated Catholics Anonymous

The journey home consists of care, compassion and understanding.

Alienated Catholics Anonymous meets from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. each Monday in the conference room of St. Philip the Apostle parish hall at 511 S. St. Philips St., Payson. Call (928) 474-1269 for more information.

Buddhist Meditation and Study Group

Westerners have been attracted to Buddhism in part because of its practical aspects. The basic teachings of Buddhist philosophy are simple and applicable in daily life. It is a guide to transforming human suffering into wisdom, inner peace and enlightenment through understanding the nature of self and reality, and through compassion. Buddhists believe that we are each responsible for our own morality by the choices that we make.

The Payson Buddhist Meditation and Study group meets from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday evenings at the Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness, 107 W. Wade Lane. Call (928) 595-1378 for additional information.

Celebrate Recovery

This is a group for those with hurts, habits and hang-ups. Celebrate God’s healing power through eight recovery principles and Christ-centered 12 steps. It meets at 6:30 p.m., Mondays at Mountain Bible Church. Call (928) 472-7800 for details.

Friendship Bible Class

Friendship Bible Class, a non-denominational Bible study for women, meets at 1 p.m. every Tuesday at the coffee shop in the Swiss Village. All women in the community are invited.

For information, call Marilyn at (928) 474-6712.

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.

Payson Masons

Payson Masonic Lodge #70 F&AM meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at 200 E. Rancho Road, Payson. Business meeting is held on the second Tuesday preceded at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served for members, families and guests followed by an educational presentation.

For information, visit the lodge Web site or call Tom Jones, secretary, at (928) 474-1305 or (818) 314-9950.

Bridge results

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club July 17 were: Kay Hutchinson, first; Rowena Cole, second; Bonnie Sheldon, 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 Marilyn Castleman at (928) 474-6134 for reservations and information.

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.

Senior Circle news

July is open enrollment for membership at the Tonto Apache Gym for Senior Circle members. Circle members receive a substantial discount at the facility. For more information, call (928) 472-9290.

Senior Circle will host Dr. Troy Ford at a Lunch and Learn at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 25. His topic will be cataracts and macular degeneration. By age 80, it is estimated that half of all Americans will either have a cataract or will have had cataract surgery. Macular degeneration is a major cause of blindness and vision impairment in older adults. Ford will discuss symptoms, causes and treatments for these eye conditions.

The Senior Circle is planning a day trip to the Grand Canyon Aug. 9. The luxury motor coach departs Payson at 8:30 a.m. for a day of exploration, inspiration and sightseeing.

An overnight trip to Monument Valley/Canyon de Chelly is planned from Oct. 2 through Oct. 5. For details on these trips, contact Senior Circle at (928) 472-9290.

Genealogy library shuttered for summer

The Northern Gila County Genealogy Library will be closed for a summer vacation, through Aug.18. It reopens at 9 a.m., Friday, Aug. 24

The genealogy group will still hold monthly programs during this time.

Once the library reopens, the hours of operations will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday.

The public is always welcomed at the library, which has a subscription to Ancestry that patrons can use.

If someone needs to do research during the down time at the library, they can always e-mail or phone the library and a librarian will be scheduled to help them.

The phone number is (928) 474-2139 and e-mail is ngcgs@sudden

Elks Lodge steak dinner

The Payson Elks Lodge, 1206 N. Beeline Highway, will hold a steak dinner with all the trimmings Saturday, July 28. Guests are welcome.

The Payson Elks Jam Band performs from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., followed by the meal from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Junction 87 will play live music from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. The cover charge for those not eating will be $10 or 2 for $15.


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