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Payson Elks Lodge calendar of events 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 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday in March and during the Elks Jam Sessions, scheduled at 3 p.m., every Saturday in March, except March 31. Every Friday the Elks also have Karaoke from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Every Sunday there is Bingo at 1 p.m. and a pool tournament at 4:30 p.m. with Happy Hour from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Elks members and guests are welcome at all 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.

Computer association to meet March 2 The Payson Area Computer Association will meet at 6:30 p.m., Friday, March 2 in the meeting room of the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road.  Guests are always welcome. The first meeting is always free. Membership is only $10 per year, per family.

Ponderosa Men’s Breakfast The monthly Ponderosa Bible Church’s Men’s Breakfast will be at 8 a.m., Saturday, March 3. Keith Talley and his team will prepare a fabulous “Breakfast for a Buck” and then Bob Franklin will share his exciting true story about how God recently gave him amazing peace and then healing as he went through life-threatening heart problems. Bring your neighbors and other friends to enjoy this special meeting and fellowship, where breakfast is still available for just $1. Ponderosa Bible Church is located at 1800 N. Beeline Highway.

American Legion Riders to meet Saturday The American Legion Riders’ March meeting is at Tiny’s Restaurant on Saturday, March 3. Breakfast is at 9:15 a.m., with a business meeting to follow at 10 a.m. Members will be preparing the group’s annual pre-run mailer to the members of Rim Country Chamber of Commerce. For more info call Post at (928) 474-6969.

Church needs nurse The Payson United Methodist Church is looking for a nurse (RN or LPN) to volunteer one Sunday a month. Please contact the church at (928) 474.0485 if interested in supporting the congregation with your training and special skills.

Unity of Payson topic is ‘Expressing God’ Rev Meghan Smith joins Unity of Payson from Unity of the White Mountains to complete the five-part series on Unity Principles. She will help members delve into the 5th Principle, “Expressing God.” Sunday service is at 10 a.m. at the Central AZ Board of Realtors office, 600 Hwy. 260, Suite #14, next to Tiny’s Restaurant. For more information, see the Web site: www.UnityofPayson.org or call (928) 478-8515.

Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness Gabrielle Marie will be the guest speaker at the Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness service at 11 a.m., Sunday, March 4. Her talk is “2012 Your Best Year Yet.” She will discuss how to make it practical so that you can become your most brilliant self. The service will be followed by a workshop from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness is at 107 W. Wade Lane.

XaLt! Worship XaLt! Worship is aimed at people who wish to explore their walk with God; seekers, de-churched and anyone with questions. XaLt! is a safe, grace-centered, family-friendly service; casual with energetic music and media. XaLt! takes place at 6:30 p.m. Sundays in the Log Building on the campus of Mount Cross Lutheran Church, 601 E. Highway 260. For more information, visit www.mountcross.org or call (928) 474-2552.

Payson Area Singles calendar of events This group has no dues, and no elections. On the schedule: • Monday morning bowling is at Rim Country Lanes at 10 a.m. the first and third Mondays of the month. • Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch meets at Tiny’s Restaurant every week at 9 a.m. to visit and plan future activities. • Coming up in March there will be a bus trip to Cliff Castle Casino in Camp Verde. • Thursday, March 29, members will travel to the world famous Outdoor Easter Pageant in Mesa. All singles are welcome at all events. For more information, call Nadine at (928) 476-4659.

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.

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., Mondays at the Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness, 107 W. Wade Lane.  Please call Doug and Shirlee Owen at (928) 595-1378 for additional information.

Alanon 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 6 p.m. in the St. Phillips Church Parish Hall. For more information please call Lynn at (928)472-8961. There is also a meeting at10:30 a.m. Wednesdays in Star Valley. Call Patty at (602) 505-4584 for details.

Friendship Bible Class meets each Tuesday Friendship Bible Class, formerly Friendship Coffee, a non-denominational Bible study for women, meets at 1 p.m. every Tuesday at Wolf Den Espresso. All women in the community are invited. For information, call Marilyn at (928) 474-6712.

Veterans of Foreign Wars to meet March 6 The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America will meet at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the American Legion Post #69, located at 709 E. Highway 260. We would like to invite all members to join us. For more information, contact Post Commander Dwayne Cunningham, (928) 951-1691.

Tuesday Bridge results announced Winners at Ladies Tuesday Bridge for Feb. 28 were: Flo Moeur, first; Marilyn Blane, second; Kay Hutchinson, third. Play is at 12:15 p.m. every Tuesday at Rim Country Health and Retirement Community. Area residents and guests are welcome. Please call Bonnie Sheldon at (928) 468-6811 for reservations and information.

Crafters wanted Are you crafty? Do you have nimble fingers? Like great conversation with friends new and slightly less new? Want to support community programs? Then you are invited to craft with the women of the Mogollon Health Alliance Auxiliary. The fun happens from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays at 308 E. Aero Drive, Payson. Call (928) 472-2588 for details.

Spring clean and help Almost New Thrift Shop

The Almost New Thrift Shop will accept gently used items residents want to part with during spring cleaning.

Donors will be given a receipt if desired. Proceeds will help support the programs of the Mogollon Health Alliance.

The Mogollon Health Alliance and its volunteer Auxiliary operate the Almost New Thrift Store. It is located at the back of 308 E. Aero Drive in Payson.

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