Clubs And Organizations


Elks Lodge events

• 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.

• A Bunco Party will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Payson Elks Lodge, 1206 N. Beeline Highway. Bunco is very easy to play; no experience needed. Ladies and gentlemen are both welcome. Cost is $15 and includes a taco salad lunch and iced tea. Prize money depends on number of tickets sold (up to 48).

Summer clothes clearance sale

The Nook New and Resale Stop is holding a Summer Clothes Clearance Sale starting Nov. 1 through Nov. 21. All our summer men’s and women’s clothes are half price with our men’s shirts at 50 cents each. Now is the time to stock up for next spring.

The Nook is located at 113 E. Cedar Lane on the south end of Payson behind the Circle K. All proceeds go to New Beginnings Pregnancy and Parenting Center. Donations are accepted during store hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Call (928) 474-2963 for more information.

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.


The Kiwanis meet from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. every Thursday at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. The Young Professionals meet at 5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays at Macky’s Restaurant.

To learn more, contact Mike Clark at (928) 476-3283.

TOPS #373

TOPS Chapter 373 meets at Shilow Christian Fellowship Hall, 502 E. Rancho Road every Thursday. Weigh-in starts at 7:20 a.m., with the meeting at 8:30 a.m.

For more information, contact Ilona Swenson at (928) 472-3331.

Genealogy Society offers research tips

The Northern Gila County Genealogy Society will meet Thursday, Nov, 1 at 1:30 p.m., in the Genealogy Library at 302 E. Bonita in Payson. The program will include a presentation on using Google searches to research family history. Kay Keplinger will offer tips on accessing the 20 billion documents from 160 countries available on Google today. The public is invited to attend.

For more information, call (928) 474-2139. For research help, the library is open on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., or by appointment.

High Country Garden Club meets Nov. 1

The High Country Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at First Southern Baptist Church (Colcord and Bonita Streets). A hands-on gardening demonstration focusing on activities one can do with children and grandchildren will be presented by Pam Scofield, a local teacher for Arizona Virtual Academy.

All gardeners are welcome and refreshments are served. For further information, call Dan at (928) 472-7396.

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

The “Life Changing - Something New” Parkinson’s Disease Support Group meets at 10 a.m. the first Thursday of every month at 805 E. Highway 260 at Au Natural Cafe & Healthy Perspectives.

Call (928) 472-7450 for reservations.

For more details on the group, contact Cindy Bryant, CNHP, FIfHI, (928) 472-7120.

Lost Loves

Lost Loves, a support group for adults who have lost a loved one through suicide, meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month at the Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson. Adults suffering from such a loss are welcome to attend the group sessions which are free of charge. The group will be facilitated by a professional counselor and a survivor of suicide loss.

Please contact Elizabeth at (928) 468-2133 for more information.


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Saturday, Nov. 3 is opening day of the Pine-Strawberry Guild Christmas Boutique in the arts and crafts room at Pine Community Center, on Highway 87 in Pine, Ariz. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 3, 10, 17, 23 and 24. Come in soon to get the best selection.

Computer group meets

The Payson Area Computer Association will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, in the meeting room of the Payson Public Library.

November’s presentation is titled “Technology today: The Greatest, the Latest, the Pits.” Dave Whittle of Utah, will be presenting on some revolutionary developments in personal computing including Windows 8 and a new laptop/tablet/portable DVD combination-and will help you learn how to tell which technology products will add to your quality of life and which ones will raise your blood pressure.

The first meeting is always free. After that, dues are $10 per family, per year.  All are welcome.

Call Lorna at (928) 970-0399 with any questions.

Men’s Breakfast for a Buck is Saturday

Another great “Breakfast for a Buck” is available at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at Ponderosa Bible Church, 1800 N. Beeline Highway. Classic French toast, breakfast sausage, plus a fruit bowl, coffee and juice will be served, all for just $1.

Chef Kevin Ritter and his crew will again be fixing the meal, while Pastor Jimmy Esther of U-Turn for Christ will share a special message about his life and the program he leads. Bring friends to also enjoy this time of fellowship. Come hungry, leave happy.

American Legion Riders

The Payson American Legion Riders next meeting is Saturday, Nov. 3 at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. Breakfast is at 9:15 a.m., with a business meeting to follow at 10 a.m. Topics may include planning for the 2013 Charity Fun Run to benefit Payson Supply Line.

Interested parties are welcome to attend. For more information, contact the Post at (928) 474-6969.

Senior Circle news

The Senior Circle, located at 215 N. Beeline Highway, announces the following upcoming events. For more information, call (928) 468-1012.

• The Lunch and Learn program Wednesday, Nov. 7 will feature Dr. Jennifer Dumbolton speaking about arthritis — an inflammation of one or more joints that will undoubtedly affect each of us as we age. Come and find out about the symptoms, risk factors and what we can do to alleviate the pain of arthritis.

• Our risk manager, Cia Obara, will present a program Wednesday, Nov. 14 about creating advance directives which allow people to appoint an executor who can act on their behalf if they lose the capacity to act for themselves. She will discuss the benefit of having a living will, a DNR and a healthcare power of attorney.

• Our travel bugs will be headed to Barleens Arizona Opry on Dec. 5. Cost is $79 per person. Join us to enjoy music, great food and hilarious comedy. Reserve your seat by Nov. 2.

Bridge results

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for Oct. 24 were: first — Kay Hutchinson and Kent Teaford N/S, George Aucott and Steve Fox E/W; second — Alice Bond and Carolyn Caddy N/S, Joan Young and Don Anderson E/W; third — Hallie Jackman and Rowena Cole tied with Frances Schwartz and Wanda Sitz N/S, Dot and Ed Koshinski E/W.

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

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.

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


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