Clubs And Organizations


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.

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.


Dr. Troy Ford

Vision health presentation

Senior Circle, at 215 N. Beeline Highway, 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.

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.

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.

NARFE meeting

The Mogollon Chapter 1235 of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will hold its monthly no-host luncheon and meeting Wednesday, July 25 beginning at 11:30 a.m. and ending at 1:30 p.m. at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260.

The speaker will be Colleen O’Conner from K.C. Home Health Care. All active and retired federal employees are invited to attend. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Payson Food Bank. For more information, call Dale at (928) 468-6227.


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.


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.


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.

Wednesday Duplicate Bridge results

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for July 18 were: Sherry Proctor and Myrtle Warter, first; Kay Hutchinson and Kent Teaford, second; Steve and Judy Fox, third.

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

P/S Arts & Crafts Guild

Come join the summer fun. The members of the Pine Strawberry Arts and Crafts Guild invite you to become a member and participate in its festivals and community events.

The next meeting is at 9 a.m., Friday, July 27 in the Arts and Crafts Room at the Pine Community Center, 3916 N. Highway 87, Pine.

The guild is a non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting the appreciation of fine arts and crafts and providing a venue for artists and crafters to show and sell their handcrafted work. The proceeds from its three festivals each year are donated to other organizations helping the communities of Pine and Strawberry.

For more information, call Ruth at (928) 476-2588, or Gail at (928) 978-0469. Check out the Web site at for more information.

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.

Flycasters Club

The Payson Flycasters Club will meet Saturday, July 28 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. Breakfast is at 8 a.m. and the meeting starts at 9 a.m. Members will be discussing ideas for speakers and presentations for future meetings. Everyone who enjoys fishing of all types and the outdoors is welcome.

Daughters of Scotia installation 

Daughters of Scotia, Monarch of the Glen, Lodge #262 will install its new officers in a ceremony from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, July 28 at the Senior Center, 514 W. Main St., Payson.

Following the installation service there will be a dinner with entertainment and a raffle from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Messinger’s Payson Funeral Home reception facility, 901 S. Westerly Road, Payson. The local sisters will provide transportation to the venue, or those attending who wish to use their own transportation should drive around to the left side of the building for the entrance to the event room.

Both the installation ceremony and dinner are open to families and friends of the members.

Republicans host county supervisor candidates

The Rim Country Republican Club will meet Monday, July 30 at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. Members and guests may gather at 11 a.m. to order lunch and to socialize. Beginning at 11:30 a.m., the speakers will be David Cook, candidate for District 2 Supervisor and Ronnie McDaniel, candidate for District 3 Supervisor. Everyone is welcome to attend. Call Nancy Cox at (928) 472-1172 for more information.

Join Pioneer Clubs

Pioneer Clubs meet Thursdays after school beginning Aug. 2, from 2:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The clubs are Voyagers for grades 1-2; Pathfinders for grades 3-4; and Trailblazers for grade 5.

Pioneer Clubs integrates spiritual and personal development, gives children opportunities to learn new skills, make friends, have fun and develop Christian values that affect every area of their lives.

The Pioneer Clubs are sponsored by Ponderosa Bible Church, 1800 N. Beeline Highway. For more information, call (928) 474-9279. There are no registration fees; handbooks and transportation provided.

Crafters wanted

Crafters and exhibitors are invited to enter the annual Eastern Star Craft Fair, which will be Sept. 29-30. For details, contact Louise at (928) 478-6133 or Nancy at (928) 970-2147.

Big 3 Gun Raffle

Payson Masonic Lodge #70 is holding a Big 3 Gun Raffle as its 2012 annual fund-raiser.

On Oct. 9, ticket holders will have three chances to win 1 of 3 guns with the first drawn ticket holder having the selection of a Henry Big Boy .44 rifle, a Remington 1911 Pistol or a CZ Mallard Over/Under Shotgun. The second drawn ticket holder will select from the remaining two guns and the third drawn ticket holder will receive the remaining weapon.

Only 500 tickets will be sold at $10 each. Rules for the Big 3 Gun Raffle are posted on the lodge Web site, To purchase tickets, contact Tom Jones, secretary at (928) 474-1305 or (818) 314-9950.

Mogollon Health Alliance seeks members

This volunteer organization is looking for good men and women to join the fun of sharing time — even just four hours a week could benefit MHA.

For more information on MHA, call (928) 472-2588.


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