Clubs And Organizations


Sons of the American Revolution

Rim Country Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) will meet at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260, Payson.

Tim Ehrhardt, a local historian, will present a program on interesting aspects of Payson history.

For further information and assistance in tracing ancestry, call John Munro at (928) 468-6220.

Payson Lioness Club

The Payson Lioness Club meets at 9 a.m. the third Saturday of the month at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. Sponsored by the Payson Lion’s Club, the Payson Lioness Club is part of the world’s largest service organization. Members enjoy activities, service projects and events that benefit local charities. All interested persons are welcome to attend. You are never too young or young at heart to be a Lioness.

For more information, call Carol at (928) 978-4132.

Payson Area Singles

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

• Saturday, Oct. 20 - third annual Potluck/Chili Cook-Off at Rumsey Park. Prizes for first, second and third place. For more information, call Nadine at (928) 476-4659

First Assembly evangelistic services

The community is invited to attend special services at Payson First Assembly of God, 1100 W. Lake Drive, for three nights Sunday, Oct. 21 through Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. each night. Evangelist and Youth Pastor Jacob Jester from Independence, Mo. will be the guest speaker. Childcare for children 3 and under will be available.

Unity of Payson

The Rev. Judy Hildebrand lived and studied at Unity Village for three years, received a master’s of divinity degree and was ordained a Unity Minister. She moved to Arizona 10 years ago to explore life in the desert and fell in love with it.  Her hobbies are hiking, fly fishing, camping, gardening, kayaking, and reading. Sunday, Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. she’ll speak on “The Subtle Art of Sitting Still”.

Services are at the office of the Central Arizona Board of Realtors, 600 E. Hwy. 260, Suite #14, across the parking lot from Tiny’s Restaurant. For more information, see the Web site: or call (928) 478-8515.

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.

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.

Unity of Payson class

A Unity Foundations class will be held at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23, 30 and Nov. 6 at the Board of Realtors Conference Room, across the parking lot from Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E. Hwy. 260. Contact the instructor, Dr. Lynnette Brouwer, to enroll or for more information, (928) 478-6906, or e-mail

Senior Circle news

The Senior Circle will host a Lunch and Learn program on Medicare Enrollment is planned for Wednesday, Oct. 24.

Tom Russell will explain the ins and outs of Medicare, Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage and Part D Rx. Participants will learn key questions to ask in order to better understand the fine print, save money and choose the best plan for you. There are two educational (no sales) sessions scheduled, the first is at 10:30 a.m. and the second is at 2 p.m. Snacks will be served at both.

October is open enrollment for Tonto Apache Gym memberships.  Senior Circle members can save half off the price of membership.  

The Senior Circle is now taking reservations for a Dec. 5 trip to Barleens Arizona Opry. The cost includes round-trip transportation from Payson, show tickets, lunch and all gratuities and taxes.

Karaoke with potluck

The Payson Elks Lodge has karaoke with a potluck from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Bring a dish if you are so inclined, or come and enjoy for a donation.

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).

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

AA meetings may be open discussion or closed meetings. For further information, call the AA 24-hour phone service at (928) 474-3620 or visit

Tuesday Bridge Club winners announced

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club results for Oct. 16 were: Kay Houghton, first; Bonnie Sheldon, second; Pat Murray, 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.

Special Healing Service

Shepherd of The Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane, will have a special service of Wholeness and Healing at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24. Physical, spiritual and emotional wellbeing will be the focus of the service. Rim Country residents and visitors are invited to attend. For more information, contact Pastor Steve DeSanto, (928) 474-5440.

MOAA meeting

The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) will meet at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino in the small private dining room. The guest speaker will be Tommie Cline Martin, Gila County Supervisor for District 1, who will talk about current projects and future priorities. Members and all military officers and family are invited.

For more information, call Joe Pickens at (928) 472-2309.


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