Clubs And Organizations


Payson Flycasters Club

The Payson Flycasters Club will meet Saturday, Oct. 27 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. Breakfast is at 8 a.m. and the general meeting starts at 9 a.m.

The guest speaker this month is Ray Ganey, whose presentation is “The Wind River mountains: The Holy Trifecta — Goldens, Cutthroats & Brookies.” He may also touch on his recent trip to Alaska and a float trip down the Kisaralik River.

Everyone who enjoys fishing and the outdoors is welcome to attend this informative and educational meeting.

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.

Tai Chi and Qigong

Tai Chi and Qigong classes are offered at 9 a.m. Saturdays at the Rim Country Health and Retirement Community, 807 W. Longhorn Road.

The program is especially designed for seniors 50 or older, but is beneficial for all ages. There is no charge, but donations are accepted.

Lighthouse Christian Center

Lighthouse Christian Center, formerly known as All Nations Family Church, will meet at 11 a.m. Sundays at Mountain High Coffee Works, 612 N. Beeline Highway (Swiss Village, next to Circle K North). This is a non-denominational, Holy Spirit-filled praise and worship service, with solid Biblical teaching. Pastor Phil and Roxanne Castle, along with Assistant Pastor Pamela Barnett lead the services. For more information, call (928) 242-0773.

Tuesday Bridge Club

Tuesday Bridge Club winners for Oct. 23 were Bonnie Sheldon, first; Donna Lindstrom, second; Alice Bond, third.

We play 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.

Faith Center West Family Church Payson

Faith Center West Family Church is at 616 S. Beeline Highway, Suite 4, Payson, (in the rear upstairs). Call Pastor Kathy Reiger at (480) 329-1150 for information or questions. Praise and worship service is at 11 a.m. Sunday morning.

Republican Club to screen Obama film

The Rim Country Republican Club will meet on Monday, Oct. 29 at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. Members and guests may gather at 11 a.m. to order lunch and to socialize. The movie, “Obama’s America 2016,” will be shown at 11:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. Call Nancy Cox at (928) 472-1172 for more information.

Overeaters Anonymous

Are you a compulsive overeater? Do you eat when you’re not hungry? Do you go on eating binges for no apparent reason? Do you give too much time and thought to food? Do you eat sensibly before others and make up for it alone? Do you resent others telling you to “use a little will power” to stop overeating? Despite evidence to the contrary, have you continued to assert that you can diet “on your own” whenever you wish?

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). Another meeting is held at 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Mountain High Coffee Works in the Swiss Village.

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.


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 E. Hwy. 260. For more information, please call Lynn at (928) 472-8961.

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., Monday evenings at the Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness, 107 W. Wade Lane. Call (928) 595-1378 for additional information.

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a group for those with hurts, habits and hang-ups. Celebrate God’s healing power through eight recovery principles and Christ-centered 12 steps. Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at Mountain Bible Church. For more information, call (928) 472-7800.

Payson Area Singles

This group has no dues. Its Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch meets at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260, every week at 9 a.m. to visit and plan future activities.

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

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, located at 200 E. Rancho Road in 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 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.

Halloween Boo Fest at Payson Elks Lodge

The Payson Elks Lodge 2154 will have a Halloween Boo Fest Wednesday, Oct. 31. Cocktails will be served at 5 p.m., with an all-you-can-eat salad and spaghetti dinner or stew served from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Music by the Elks Jam Band will be presented from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and again from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Advance tickets, available at the Elks Lodge, are $12 per person; admission at the door will be $15 per person.

Senior Circle news

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.

For more information, stop by 215 N. Beeline Highway or call (928) 468-1012.


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