Clubs And Organizations


Payson Area Alcoholics Anonymous meetings

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).

AA meetings may be open discussion or closed meetings. Both types of meetings are for people who have a desire to stop drinking. For further information, call the AA 24-hour phone service at (928) 474-3620 or visit

Hear about Windows 8

With Windows 8 scheduled to be released later this month, Ray Baxter, vice president of the Payson Area Computer Association, will be showcasing this latest Windows operating system and discussing its pros and cons at the upcoming meeting at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5 in the meeting room of the Payson Public Library.

Ponderosa Men’s Breakfast

It’s time for another great “Breakfast for a Buck” at Ponderosa Bible Church, 1800 N. Beeline Highway, Payson. The breakfast is at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 6.

Keith Talley and his crew will be fixing a yummy meal for just $1, and guests eat free. Ron Mikeworth will be sharing a message entitled “My Life and Times.” 

American Legion Riders to meet Saturday

The Payson American Legion Riders next meeting is Saturday, Oct. 6 at Tiny’s Restaurant.

Breakfast is at 9:15 a.m., with a business meeting to follow at 10 a.m. All members are encouraged to attend.

The limited edition 2012 T-shirts are to be donated to worthy contributors as thanks for their generous support of the group’s 2012 fund-raising efforts. Interested parties are welcome to attend. For further information, contact Post 69 at (928) 474-6969.


Contributed photo

Rotary members and guests enjoyed a Casino Night benefit Sept. 22 at the Oxbow. Among those attending were (from left) Jamie Shreiner and her husband Derek Shreiner, Chad Overman and his mother Hallie Overman Jackman and Carol McCauley.

Unity of Payson

Michelle Abraham is the spiritual education and volunteer/outreach coordinator at Unity of Phoenix and is a licensed Unity teacher candidate. Her personal life mission is to “Create an awareness that empowers individuals to cultivate their greatness and celebrate the present moment.” Her talk, “Shifting Consciousness,” will help discover how letting go of wrong or harmful ideas that can liberate us and move us into the life we desire.  

Sunday Services are 10 a.m. at Central Arizona Board of Realtors office, 600 E. Highway 260, Suite 14, by Tiny’s Restaurant. For more information, see the Web site: or call (928) 478-8515.

Meditation book group forming Oct. 8

A new meditation book group is forming on Monday, Oct. 8 at the Payson Public Library meeting room. Class meetings will generally be held from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., the second and fourth Mondays of each month until participants have covered the book, “True Meditation” (available through for approximately $15, this price includes a CD).

The group’s time together will include practical, guided meditation while sitting comfortably in chairs. Participants will also share about how to incorporate the suggestions in the book, in a realistic way, into everyday lives.

The facilitator is a retired teacher with 35 years meditation practice, who has held countless book groups since the 1990s. There is no charge to attend.

Call (928) 478-6803 to express interest or for more information.

Photography group

The Rim Country Photography and Camera Club will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8. At this month’s meeting, members will share techniques they’ve learned in their photography class.  

The meeting is open to all those interested in photography and there is no charge to attend. The club meets at Rim Country Apartments, 807 W. Longhorn Road (after entering the drive, turn right and go to building 809. The meeting is held in the activity room located in the central courtyard).

The group’s Web site is Page.php. For more information, call Harold Rush, (928) 474-9673.

Rim Area Gardeners

Rim Area Gardeners meet the second Monday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Church of Christ, 401 E. Tyler Parkway. This Monday, Oct. 8, a local chef will be providing tips on using your pumpkins for more than Halloween decorations. The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Payson Area Singles schedule for October

This group welcomes all single adults.

The Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch meets at Tiny’s Restaurant every week at 9 a.m. to visit and plan future activities. On the schedule: every Sunday meet at 7 p.m. for dinner at The Buffalo Bar and dance to Junction 87; 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, 3rd Annual Pot Luck and Chili Cook-Off; Wednesday, Oct. 31, Halloween Fun evening.

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

Democratic Women of Rim Country

The Democratic Women of Rim Country will meet for a no-host luncheon at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260, Payson.

Guest Johnnie Robinson, candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, will speak to the group at noon.

His experience working with members of Congress in 2004 provided him with the opportunity to learn about the political processes of state and country and the difference between working for constituents and dealing with bureaucrats. Please feel welcome for lunch and to ask the candidate questions.

Bridge results

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club Oct. 2 were Carolyn Caddy, first; Pat Murray, second; Mary Kemp, 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 Pat Murray at (928) 472-7483 for reservations and information.


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