Clubs And Organizations


Payson Area Singles

This group has no dues or age restrictions. On the calendar:

• Thanksgiving Day — A table has been reserved for us at Tiny’s Restaurant for its free Thanksgiving Dinner.

• Wednesday Nov. 28 — 2 p.m., at the Old Strawberry School House on Fossil Creek Road in Strawberry, Duke Wilbanks will speak on Pioneer Days in Rim Country, followed by warm Dutch Oven cobbler. A head count is needed, so call Nadine at (928) 476-4659 if you are coming and for information about the group.

Wisconsin Club forming

This club is for anyone with a connection to Wisconsin. We will meet for breakfast at Tiny’s Restaurant in the back room at 7:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 26. Please come prepared to share your Wisconsin connection and to buy your own breakfast.

Senior Circle

The Payson Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, has scheduled the following events.

• Nov. 28 — Lunch and Learn with Dr. Peter Zonakis, who will talk about the course of history that has been affected by ear, nose and throat diseases.  

• Dec. 5 — The Lunch and Learn on liver disease has been postponed until Jan. 9.

• Dec. 8 — Bake sale, 8:30 a.m. to noon. 

Bridge results

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for Nov. 14 were: Kay Hutchinson and Kent Teaford N/S, Flo Moeur and Joan Young E/W, first; Meg Turlukis and Phon Sutton N/S, Frances Schwartz and Wanda Sitz E/W, second; Steve and Judy Fox N/S, Larry and Sue Hoecker E/W, third.

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

American Legion Riders

The Payson American Legion Riders’ next meeting is Saturday, Dec. 1 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260.

Breakfast is at 9:15 a.m.; with a business meeting to follow at 10 a.m. Major topics to be discussed include the appointment of a Communications Officer, whose duties will include dissemination of information regarding the 2013 Fun Run and activities regarding support for Payson Supply Line.

Members are also initiating planning for the 2013 visit to Arizona by the UK Wounded Warrior Riders. The plan is to meet and escort them for a portion of their ride through the north central part of the state.

Interested parties are welcome to attend. For more information, call Tonto Rim Post at (928) 474-6969.

Write for Rights

December is Human Rights Awareness Month. Join local Amnesty International human rights activists as they prepare for the world’s largest letter-writing event — the International Write a Thon, on Dec. 8.

Help shine a light on human rights issues in the community and throughout the world.

For more information, call Penny at (928) 978-1268.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held Monday through Sunday at 8 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. (Rule 62) at 434 S. Beeline Highway Suite A, Payson; Tuesday and Thursday, 7 p.m. (Back to Basics) at St Philips Church, 511 St. Philips Street (Knights of Columbus room, side building); Monday and Tuesday, 6 p.m. at Men’s Step House, 107 E. Airline Blvd., Payson; and Sunday and Monday, 7 p.m. (Living Sober), 408 W. Main St., Suite 11 (rear entrance).

An Alcoholics Anonymous UNITY meeting takes place at 6 a.m. every Monday and at 7 p.m. every second Saturday at 600 E. Highway 260 #14. There is handicap access.

For more information, call the Alcoholics Anonymous 24-hour phone service at (928) 474-3620 or visit


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 and at 1 p.m. every Wednesday at the Star Valley Southern Baptist Church on East Highway 260. For more information, please call Lynn at (928) 472-8961.


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.

ACA meeting

Do you have alcoholism or dysfunction in your family? Maybe ACA is for you. The only requirement for membership in ACA is a desire to recover from the effects of growing up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional family.

Open meetings are from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday at Canal Senior Apartments Resident Lounge, Main Entrance, 807 S. Westerly, Payson.


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