Clubs And Organizations


NARFE meeting

The Mogollon Chapter 1235 of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will hold its monthly no-host luncheon and meeting Wednesday, April 24, starting at 11:30 a.m. and ending at 1:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260.

The guest this month will be from the Arizona Attorney General’s Office with a presentation on scams and identity theft. All active and retired federal employees are invited to attend. Also remember any new member receives a free meal. Please remember to bring non-perishable food items for the Payson Food Bank.

For more information, call Dale at (928) 468-6227.

New Hope Grief Support Group

The New Hope Grief Support Group is for those who have lost a spouse. It meets from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson.

For more information, call (928) 472-9290.

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.

Learn about Soroptimist

Interested in learning more about Soroptimist? The club’s goals are to provide service to the community, with some projects being worldwide. The local club will hold an evening meeting at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 24 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260.

Please call Sandi Scott, (928) 978-4748 or Jean Oliver, (928) 474-6167 for more information. Can’t make the meeting? Join us from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 27 at Payson United Methodist Church, 414 Easy St. for a Human Rights Film Festival. For more information on the film festival, please call Penny at (928) 978-1268. 

Healthy eating class

“The Joys of Healthy Eating” is a hands-on, fun food prep class which meets at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday at Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness, 107 W. Wade Lane, Suite 2 behind the stairs, Payson. We will use existing recipes from raw and vegan cookbooks, and will create our own unique recipes as well.

Come join the fun and get healthy in the process! Donations are appreciated to help pay for food and utilities. For more information, call (928) 951-4481.


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.

Course in Miracles & Meditation

Every Thursday night, a silent meditation session is held at 6 p.m.; from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. there is a class and group discussion at Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness, 107 W. Wade Lane, Payson. Donations accepted, Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Wes Ruth (928) 533-1424.

Payson Tea Party

The Payson Tea Party meets every Thursday night (except holidays) at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There are great speakers and/or great interaction each week on local, state and federal issues. All are welcome. Call (928) 468-1131 for more information.

Rim Country 4 Wheelers

The Rim Country 4 Wheelers invite anyone interested in 4-wheeling to the monthly meetings.  Meetings are the fourth Thursday of each month at the Lamplighter RV Park Community Center in Star Valley. The next meeting is at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 25.

In addition to the meetings, members meet each Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. at a designated location for a run. Normally members anywhere from four to a dozen or more participate and the destination is usually determined at that time. Runs also occur once a month on a Saturday and the destination is usually predetermined at the prior month’s meeting.

For more information, visit the Web site If you prefer, call President Jim McIntyre at (602) 809-4716.

P.E.O. meeting

Chapter DF of the P.E.O. Sisterhood will meet at 9:30 a.m., Friday, April 26 at the Church of the Nazarene, 200 E. Tyler Parkway, Payson (take the right exit off the roundabout).

The hostess will be Lynne Brophy and co-hostesses will be Linda Lanctot and Kathy Corley.  The program will be plantscaping and gardening presented by Glenn McCombs of Plant Fair Nursery. 

Visiting P.E.O.s are invited to attend. For further information, please call (928) 978-5414.

Flycasters Club

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

The guest speaker this month is Mike Lopez from the U.S. Forest Service, who will be discussing the progress being made in forest restoration after the Wallow Fire of 2011.

All those interested in the outdoors, fishing and camping are invited to attend.

Republicans host chair Latino Value Super Pac

The Rim Country Republican Club meets Monday, April 29 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. Members and guests may gather at 11 a.m. to order lunch and to socialize. Beginning at 11:30 a.m., Luis Acle will speak. His topic will be Understanding the Latino Voters in Arizona and Designing Effective Strategies to Increase Republican Support.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Call Nancy Cox at (928) 472-1172 for more information.

Journey from mourning to joy: Grief Share

If you’ve lost someone close to you, or you know someone who has, please call us to find out more information about our weekly GriefShare seminar/support group.

Call today for more information, (928) 476-3552, First Baptist Church of Pine, 4039 N. Highway 87, Pine, AZ 85544 or go online to

Donations for Genealogy Society yard sale sought

Donations are being accepted by the Northern Gila County Genealogical Society for its annual yard sale. Donations can be dropped off at the Genealogy Library, 302 E. Bonita, Payson, during regular library days and hours. The Genealogy Library is open Fridays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The deadline for all yard sale donations is noon, Thursday, May 2. 

Alcoholics Anonymous

To learn about meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous in the Rim Country, call (928) 474-3620 around the clock any day.

Vegetarian Co-op

The Rim Country Vegetarian cooperative farm and social club is for folks of all ages who come together to share potlucks, education and outings. Members can earn fresh organic food shares by helping grow vegetables in the cooperative gardens. The group is now forming. Call Ron Sampson at (928) 970-0229 for details.

Bridge results

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for April 17 were: first, Stan Pritchard and Phon Sutton tied with Kay Hutchinson and Kent Teaford, N/S, and Bonnie Eller and Mary Kastner, E/W; second, Alice Bond and Sandy Finn, N/S, and Joan Young and Don Anderson, E/W; third, Diane Bricker and Teri Jimerson, N/S, and Ruth Aucott and Judy Fox, E/W.

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

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 (after turning in the main driveway, turn right at the first driveway. The Community Room is in the center of the apartment complex).

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.

Buddhist Meditation and Study Group

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.

Payson Elks

Elks members and guests are welcome to enjoy lunch at the Lodge from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday; Friday dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday dinner from noon to 5 p.m.

Every Friday there is Karaoke from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Every Sunday there is Bingo at 1 p.m. and a Pool Tournament at 4:30 p.m. with Happy Hour from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Elks members and guests are welcome at all these events. The Elks Lodge is located at 1206 N. Beeline Highway. For more information, contact the Lodge at (928) 474-2572.

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.


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