Clubs And Organizations


Moose Lodge events

The Loyal Order of the Moose meetings are at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The Women of the Moose meet at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month.

The lodge has a Thursday Fish Fry from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and weekly dinner specials are available.

The Moose Lodge is on East Highway 260 in Star Valley; for more information, call (928) 474-6212.

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.

Payson Elks

The Payson Elks, B.P.O.E. 2154, 1206 N. Beeline Hwy., has scheduled the following through Sunday, Sept. 1.

Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday

Every Tuesday, 6 p.m., practice and dance to the music of Don & Candy (all guests are welcome)

Wednesday, Aug. 28, 4 p.m. to closing: ladies night out, drinks 50 cents off drinks for ladies and 25 cents off drinks for men; 5:30 p.m., potluck ($5 donation if you wish not to bring a dish); 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., karaoke with Larry Smith

Friday, Aug. 30, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p .m., Build Your Own Hamburger dinner; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Plan B Band

Saturday, Aug. 31, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bunco (doors open at 10:30 a.m.); 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Happy Hour; 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Elks Jam Band

Sunday, Sept. 1, noon to 5 p.m., food; noon to 6 p.m., Happy Hour; 1 p.m., Bingo (doors open at noon); 4:30 p.m., Pool Tournament

Rim Country 4 Wheelers

Members of the Rim Country 4 Wheelers invite anyone interested in 4-wheeling to join them at 8 a.m. each Wednesday in the parking lot at the east end of Bashas’ by Jiffy Lube. Normally anywhere from four to a dozen or more members 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, you can call President Jim McIntyre at (602) 809-4716.

Wednesday devotions at Payson Care Center

A weekly devotion will be held at Payson Care Center in the fine dining room from 8:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. every Wednesday. Each week, representatives from different area churches will direct the devotion. The devotion is open to the community, and the residents, patients and associates of Payson Care Center.

Scheduled to lead Aug. 28, Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran.

Any church that would like a representative to lead devotions, please call (928) 951-2305.

NARFE Meeting

The Mogollon Chapter 1235 of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will hold their monthly no host luncheon Wednesday, Aug. 28, beginning at 11:30 a.m. The meeting will follow lunch. The meetings are held at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Hwy. 260.

The guest speaker this month is Don Engler, chief of the Payson Police Department. He will be talking about the crime rate in Payson and how it affects seniors. All active and retired federal employees are invited to attend. Please remember non-perishable food items for the Payson Food Bank. Also any new member will receive a free lunch.

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

Bridge results

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for August 21, were Sue Chester and Jerri Koch tied with Ruth Aucott and Judy Fox, N/S, Flo Moeur and Mary Kastner, E/W, first; Kay Hutchinson and Kent Teaford, N/S, Diane Bricker and Kathy Salvaggio, E/W, second; Dot and Ed Koshinski, N/S, Evelyn and Joe Pickens tied with Alice Bond and Sandy Finn, E/W, third.

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


Soroptimist International of Zane Grey Country meets at noon every Wednesday at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Hwy. 260. For more information, please contact Sandi Scott, (928) 978-4748 or Audrey Wilson, (928) 472-9380.

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 details, 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.


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 373 Payson (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter meets every Thursday morning the Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson. Weigh-in is from at 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. and the meeting starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 8:50 a.m.

TOPS is a non-profit support group for anyone wishing to drop those extra, unhealthy pounds. If you have any questions, call Ilona 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.

Payson Flycasters Club

The Payson Flycasters Club will meet Saturday, Aug. 31 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Hwy. 260. Breakfast is at 8 a.m. and the meeting starts at 9 a.m.

All those interested in fishing in the Rim area are invited to attend. For further information contact Gary Stull, (928) 474-4486.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America will meet at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the American Legion Post #69, located at 709 E. Highway 260.

We would like to invite all members to join us. For more information, contact Post Commander Dwayne Cunningham, (928) 951-1691.

Card players wanted

The Saving Graces of Payson — a Canasta card-playing group — is looking for a few ladies who enjoy fun, laughter and friendship.

This Red Hat group meets at 10 a.m. the first Wednesday of every month at the Crosswinds Restaurant patio room. There is a break for lunch around noon and play and resumes after lunch. Anyone interested in joining will be welcomed. You do not need to know how to play, the members will be happy to teach the game.

Please contact Queen Mum Ann-Marie at (928) 468-8585.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

The Payson Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group invites caregivers, families, service providers and members of the community to attend the support group meeting at Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main St., from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month. For additional details, contact Shirley at (602) 697-4870.

Rim Country Classic Auto Club meets

The Rim Country Classic Auto Club (RCCAC) holds its monthly meetings at 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260 in Payson. For information, call Steve Fowler at (928) 478-6676.

Rim Country Corvettes

Rim Country Corvettes is not a formal club with meetings, dues, etc. It is a group of Corvette owners from the Rim Country who enjoy driving their special cars and meeting new Corvette owners.

There is a monthly run that members are alerted to via the Internet, with a meeting location in Payson and other details.

Anyone interested in joining this group can contact organizers via e-mail: Don and Jeannie McLaughlin, or Bill and Marilynn Berggrenn, Send your name, address, phone number, year of Corvette and e-mail address.

Lost Loves

Lost Loves, a support group for adults who have lost a loved one through suicide, meets on the first Thursday 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 is facilitated by a professional counselor an da survivor of suicide loss.

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

St. Philip adult education programs

Adult education programs are being offered at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church.

Catholic Church History class starts Monday, Sept. 9. It will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Room 5. The book costs $20.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) starts Tuesday, Sept. 10. It will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. in the parish hall conference room and ends with the Easter Vigil Mass, April 19, 2014.

There is a schedule change for the Alienated Catholics Anonymous program. Please call (928) 474-1269 and speak with Judy Carroll for a personal appointment.

To register, stop by 511 S. St. Philip St., or call (928) 474-1269.

Coffee Club talks about investments

Learn about the market with a free cup of coffee at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10 at Good Samaritan Society Majestic Rim, 310 E. Tyler Parkway, Payson.

Discussing current events, the economy and investing in a relaxed, informal setting is a great way to get to know each other.

The discussion will be hosted by Chris Walsh, Edward Jones financial advisor.

Cowboy Church

Rim Country Cowboy Church meets at 6 p.m. every Wednesday at Star Valley Baptist Church, 4180 E. Highway 260, Star Valley. The service includes live music by the Country Gospel Misfits.

Rim Country Celts

Members of the Rim Country Celts will hold their monthly meeting Thursday, Sept. 12. There will be a board business meeting at 5 p.m., followed by a general meeting at 6 p.m. at the home of Alice Natale. Dessert and beverages will be provided. Call (928) 474-2838 for directions. Members invite all who are interested in their Celtic heritage.


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