Clubs And Organizations

Payson Area Singles recently hosted their third Chili Cook-Off for members. Ten contestants competed for prizes donated by local merchants. The judges were Jeramey Elmer, Monte Lee and Brittany Burton from Bashas’ (pictured). First place went to George Judson, second to Annie Pearsal, third to Cheryl Angell.
Payson Area Singles meets at Tiny’s Restaurant every Tuesday morning for breakfast. All singles are welcome to join and help plan activities. For more information, call Nadine at (928) 476-4659.

Payson Area Singles recently hosted their third Chili Cook-Off for members. Ten contestants competed for prizes donated by local merchants. The judges were Jeramey Elmer, Monte Lee and Brittany Burton from Bashas’ (pictured). First place went to George Judson, second to Annie Pearsal, third to Cheryl Angell. Payson Area Singles meets at Tiny’s Restaurant every Tuesday morning for breakfast. All singles are welcome to join and help plan activities. For more information, call Nadine at (928) 476-4659.

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Breakfast for a Buck

Ponderosa Bible Church’s Men’s Breakfast for a Buck is at 8 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 1. First, the great news: Keith Talley is back safely from hunting to prepare a breakfast of sausage gravy and biscuits, plus a fruit bowl, coffee and juice, all for just $1.

More great news: Bob Kepler has a special message entitled, “Lean not on your own understanding.”

Payson’s Ponderosa Bible Church is at 1800 N. Beeline. Bring friends so they can also enjoy this time of good food and fellowship.

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, planning for the 2013 visit to Arizona by the UK Wounded Warrior Riders.

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

Unity of Payson

The Rev. Julianne Lewis is an ordained Unity minister and has ministered and taught in various church and community settings for the past 25 years. She joins Unity of Payson from Interfaith Unity Church in Mesa. Rev. Julianne speaks of “Hope: Holding On Praying Expectantly” at 10 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 2 at Central Arizona Board of Realtors, 600 E. Highway 260, Suite 14, Payson, across the parking lot from Tiny’s Restaurant. For more information, go online to: www.UnityofPayson.org or call (928) 478-8515.

Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness

Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness, 107 W. Wade Lane, Payson, will host a program by Shiranda Deerwoman, M.A., counselor and healing arts professional,  “The Power of Love” at 11:15 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 2.

Overeaters Anonymous

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; Alice at (602) 828-0917 or (928) 478-4361.

Alienated Catholics Anonymous

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

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.

Friendship Bible Class

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

Masonic Lodge

The Sy Harrison Masonic Lodge #70, 200 E. Rancho Road, Payson, meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. A dinner is held at 5:30 p.m. every second Tuesday for members, families and guests with an after-dinner program followed by the lodge’s Stated Meeting at 7 p.m.

For more information, go online to www.paysonmason.org or contact Tom Jones, secretary, at (928) 474-1305 or (818) 314-9950.

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.

Soroptimists

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.

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

Garrett Retirees party reservations due Dec. 6

Rim Country Garrett Retirees will meet at Diamond Point Shadows on East Highway 260 (east of Star Valley) Thursday, Dec. 13 for a Christmas party. A choice of menu items and reservations need to be made and paid for by Thursday, Dec. 6. Call Merie at (928) 474-6011 for more information. Friends and Honeywell retirees are always welcome; join us and have a great time.

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, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 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.

Bridge results

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club for Nov. 27 were Mary Spencer, first; Mary Kemp, second; Rosie Tharp, 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 Mary Kemp at (928) 468-1418 for reservations and information.

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