Clubs And Organizations


Computer group meets

All members and guests are invited to the Payson Area Computer Association’s next general meeting at 6:30 p.m., Friday, April 5 in the meeting room of the Payson Public Library. The speaker will be Paty Henderson, well known in the Rim Country as a Town of Star Valley councilwoman and active with the Northern Gila County Genealogical Society, Inc. Her topic will be “How personal computers are used in genealogy research.” The first meeting is always free and everyone is welcome. For more information, e-mail Gayle at gegaccount@npgcable .com or visit the club’s Web site at

American Legion Riders

The Payson American Legion Riders will meet Saturday, April 6 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. The agenda will include tentative selection of Fun Run stops, the mailing of the run’s Letter of Announcement to potential contributors, and assignment of members to event activities. For more information, call the Post at (928) 474-6969.

Unity of Payson

Unity of Payson will host Ron and Jen Paul Sunday, April 7. The couple will lead the members of Unity with “What is God” — an integrated music and message experience to encourage people to look at how they conceive God, starting with traditional viewpoints and incorporating new thought principles to help people find the God within them. 

Also Sunday, April 7 is Unity of Payson’s concert with Ron and Jen Paul. Everyone is invited to share this beautiful, spirited music from noon to 1 p.m. at the Central Arizona Board of Realtors office, 600 E. Highway 260, Payson. A $5 love offering is requested.

Following the service will be the monthly potluck, so bring a favorite dish to share, enjoy fellowship and stay for the concert.

It is also Birthday Sunday, so bring in non-perishables as part of Unity’s contribution to the Presbyterian food bank.

Sunday services are at 10 a.m. For more information, see the Web site: or call (928) 478-8515.

Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness

“Relax, Receive and Release” will be the topic discussed by Alice Blaszak, a wholeness facilitator and spiritual counselor with 22 years experience in the medical field.  PCSA is a non-denominational, spiritually-based community where all are respected and welcome. Services start at 11:15 a.m. every Sunday at 107 W. Wade Lane, #2. Please call (928) 978-9100 for more information.

Rim Country Optimists

Rim Country Optimist Club (Friends of Youth) works in a variety of ways to help youth in our community. The Optimist Club usually meets the second Monday of each month at the Cedar Ridge Restaurant in the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino, starting at 5:15 p.m. with dinner and often followed by a speaker at 6 p.m., and the board meeting at 6:30 p.m.

The next meeting is April 8. The speaker is Emily Linkey, director of the Payson Public Library. She will be talking about the library’s youth program and future ideas she has for the library.

At this time we would like to thank all those who donated/sponsored our Lip Sync Concert and encourage young and old alike to attend our Seventh Annual Fishing Festival. It will take place at Green Valley Park from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 6.

For further information or to purchase raffle tickets, call Joan Young, public relations, at (928) 472-2264 and/or visit the Web site at www.rim

Photographers to meet

The Rim Country Photography and Camera Club will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, April 8.

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 Rd. After entering the drive, turn right and go to the building marked 809. The meeting is held in the activity room located in the central courtyard. Call Harold Rush, (928) 474-9673, for details.

Rim Area Gardeners

Rim Area Gardeners meet the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Church of Christ, 401 E. Tyler Parkway. This month, April 8, Renee Zeising, Master Gardener from Young, will talk about how to plant by the moon — something new and different that has never been presented at any of the meetings. Come early for refreshments before the presentation. The public is invited.

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.

The group will have Lunch with Alaiña at 11:30 a.m., Thursday April 11 at The Journigan House on West Main Street.

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

Democratic Women’s Club meets Tuesday

The Democratic Women’s Club will meet at Tiny’s Restaurant at noon, Tuesday, April 9. The program will be about Transition Town Payson. Presenters are Monte McCord and John Hurlbut.

Both men and women are invited to attend and encouraged to come early to order lunch.  Call Carol Waymire at (928) 468-1115 or Pat Rollins at (928) 472-4700 for more information.

Daughters of the American Revolution

The April meeting of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, April 12 in the Payson Public Library conference room. Mayor Kenny Evans presents this month’s program. He will be speaking on “Payson’s Dirty Little Secret — How to Clean Up with Dirt.”

The Daughters of the American Revolution is a volunteer service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for our children. Any woman, 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership.

DAR volunteers are available to provide guidance and assistance with your first step into the world of genealogy.

Prospective members and guests are always welcome. To learn more about this meeting or the Daughters of the American Revolution, please contact Regent Jan Ransom (928) 468-8593 or Registrar Renee Durfee (928) 472-4338.

Bridge results

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for March 27 were: first, Mary Kastner and Tim Demaray, N/S, Hallie Jackman and Joan Young, E/W; second, Ruth Aucott and Judy Fox, N/S, George Aucott and Steve Fox, E/W; third, Sherry Proctor and Myrtle Warter, N/S, Flo Moeur and Harry Young, E/W.

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

Tuesday Bridge Club results for April 2 were: Francis Shultz, first; Mary Spencer, second; Kay Hutchinson, 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 Rosie Tharp at (928) 474-7005 for reservations and information.


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