Clubs And Organizations


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.

Tai Chi and Qigong

Tai Chi and Qigong classes are offered at 9 a.m. Saturdays at the Rim Country Health and Retirement Community, 807 W. Longhorn Road.

The program is especially designed for seniors 50 or older, but is beneficial for all ages. There is no charge, but donations are accepted.

Payson Area Singles

This group has no dues or age restrictions. On the calendar: meet Saturday morning, July 28 at the Payson Farmers Market (open 8 a.m. to noon) at Sawmill Crossing, then enjoy a 10 a.m. private showing of “People Like Us” at the Sawmill Theater (come inside to the snack bar at 9:30 a.m. to get a ticket); Saturday afternoon, July 28 at 4 p.m. plan to attend “History and Biscuits” — a special program celebrating Arizona’s Centennial, plus Payson’s 130th Anniversary at the LDS Church Family History Center, 913 S. Ponderosa St., following the program, hot Dutch-oven biscuits will be served (seats have been reserved for members); the Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch meets every week at Tiny’s Restaurant to visit and plan future activities;  Saturday, Aug. 4 members will car pool to A Taste at the Bridge, a special event at the Tonto Natural Bridge.

For more information about this group, call Nadine at (928) 476-4659.

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.

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.

Unity of Payson

The Rev. Julianne Lewis joins Unity of Payson at 10 a.m., Sunday, July 29. Lewis is from Interfaith Unity Church in Mesa and uses her 25 years of spiritual training and study of the world’s major religions to form a rich tapestry of understanding and faith to help guide people to live lives of integrity and holy purpose. She’ll be speaking with us on The American Dream and Joy. 

Unity of Payson meets at Central Arizona Board of Realtors, 600 E. Highway 260, Suite 14. For more information, see the Web site: 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). Come 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. Worship service is at 11 a.m.

‘Singspiration’ service

There will be a “Singspiration” service entitled “Make a Joyful Noise” at Payson First Assembly of God (the church at Green Valley Park), 1100 W Lake Drive at 5:30 p.m., Sunday, July 29. There will be something for everyone, so come by for an hour of “good ole-time music” with fellowship to follow.


David Cook


Ronnie McDaniel

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.

Overeaters Anonymous

Are you a compulsive overeater? Do you eat when you’re not hungry? Do you go on eating binges for no apparent reason? Do you give too much time and thought to food? Do you eat sensibly before others and make up for it alone? Do you resent others telling you to “use a little will power” to stop overeating? Despite evidence to the contrary, have you continued to assert that you can diet “on your own” whenever you wish?

Overeaters Anonymous meets from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays at the Rim Country Health and Retirement Community Room, 807 W. Longhorn Road (after turning in the main driveway, turn right at the first driveway. The Community Room is in the center of the apartment complex).

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

Call the following members for more information: Denise, (928) 978-3706; Mary Jo, (928) 978-4663; Ted, (928-) 951-3362.

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

Celebrate Recovery 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. Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at Mountain Bible Church. For more information, call (928) 472-7800.

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.

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.

Bridge results

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club July 24 were: Sue Chester, first; Jerri Koch, second; Betty da Costa, 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.

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.


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