Clubs And Organizations

Dennis Pirch

Dennis Pirch


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.

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.

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; please leave a message if there’s no answer.


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

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

The Desert Southwest Chapter cordially invites caregivers, families, service providers and members of the community to attend the Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver 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 Grady at (602) 697-4870.

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.

Rim Country Classic Auto Club to meet

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.

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.

Genealogy Society

The Northern Gila County Genealogy Society will hold its monthly meeting and program at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 7 at the society’s library, located at 302 E. Bonita St., Payson.

After the regular business meeting the scheduled speaker will be Judy Voran, who will present a program on land records.

The public is always welcomed at the genealogy library to attend programs and do family research.

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.

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.

High Country Garden Club

The High Country Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 7 in the community hall of the First Southern Baptist Church located at the corner of Colcord and Bonita St. (behind Denny’s).

The guest speaker will be Debbee McDonald, an award-winning professional florist, who will be speaking on planting and arranging herbs, flowers and perennials in indoor and outdoor containers.

All those interested in gardening and plants are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served after the meeting. For more information, please call Bill Roehr at (928) 474-8108.

P.E.O. Sisterhood

Chapter DF of the P.E.O. Sisterhood meets at 9:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 8 at the Church of the Nazarene.

The hostess will be Kathy Corley and co-hostesses are Nancy Hartley and Nancy Magisos. The program will be Valentine Sharing presented by Linda Lanctot and Linda Snep.  Visiting P.E.O.s are invited to attend.  For further information, please call (928) 474-6929.

Daughters of the American Revolution

The next meeting of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8 in the Payson Public Library conference room. After a short business meeting, guest speaker Dennis Pirch will bring a program on The War of 1812 — A War of Many Subtitles.


Dennis Pirch

For more than 120 years, the Daughters of the American Revolution have carried the torch of patriotism. Today, the DAR members continue the tradition of promoting patriotism, education, and historic preservation. From small towns to metropolitan areas, DAR members make a difference in their communities.

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.

Rim Area Gardeners 

The Rim Area Gardeners meet at 7 p.m. the first Monday of every month at the Church of Christ, 401 E. Tyler Parkway. However, this month the meeting is Feb. 11 and will feature a presentation by members of the Core Team of Transition Town Payson recently formed and reaching out to Payson and the entire Rim Area.

The mission of TTP is, “To encourage people to work together to build an environmentally resilient community.” It is independent, not under the auspices of any school, church, or organization. It is all inclusive, drawing upon local strengths and skills, connecting people and groups together with a common goal, under the motto of Reduce, Re-use, Recycle.  Transition Town Payson seeks to become a Model Community, leading the way in meeting the challenges of our rapidly changing world.

The Transition Model was developed in 2006 in England to create community response to the challenges of climate change, depletion of resources, and economic uncertainty. Worldwide, there are now over 1000 Transition groups.  Transition Town Payson is #121 to be registered in the United States, the third in Arizona (also Tucson and Pima), with more than 200 additional in the process of registration in the U.S.

Aglow meeting Feb. 9 for women and men

Pastor Mark and Lora Henning of Living Word Bible Church will be speaking at the Valentine’s themed Aglow International meeting from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 9.  Men are welcome to attend for a special time of fun, fellowship, worship and the Word.

Light refreshments will be available. 

Bridge results

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge Jan. 30 were: Larry and Sue Hoecker, N/S and Alice Bond and Carolyn Caddy, E/W, first; George and Ruth Aucott, N/S and Burnett Macnamara and Bob Johnson, E/W, second; Sherry Proctor and Myrtle Warter, N/S and Kathy Salvaggio and Sharon Valpon, E/W, third.

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


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