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Senior Circle

The Payson Regional Medical Center’s Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, will offer chicken cordon bleu, side dishes and a drink at the Member Lunch, set for 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20. The cost is $4 per person and reservations are requested. Call (928) 472-9290 to reserve a seat.

A program by PRMC pharmacy director Scott Grassel is planned at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27. He will discuss superbugs, drug use and interactions and how to properly dispose of medications. Make a reservation at the number above.

The Senior Circle is planning a 3-day trip to Las Vegas on March 20-22 to attend a special program featuring Swing, a tribute to Bob Hope, the Andrews Sisters and others. Contact Rene at (928) 472-9290 for more information.

Long Term Care overview

The Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main St., will host Richard A. White in a program from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb 20. White, who practices elder law, will present an overview of the Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS). He will cover eligibility requirements, covered services and how to identify red flags that cause ineligibility.

The event is free of charge and a reservation is recommended. Call (602) 697-4870 for more information.

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.

The key is to walk away with skills to support caregivers of a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

For additional details, contact Shirley Grady at (602) 697-4870.

Democrats meet

The Democrat Club of North Gila County will hold its February meeting at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the meeting room of the Payson Public Library.

A special speaker, Mr. Fred Duval, will address the meeting. Duval has served the state of Arizona and the nation in various roles for many years. He will discuss national and local issues of interest to everyone.

The meeting is open to anyone who is interested.

Tea Party hears about the rise of Islam

Joe Falkner, senior pastor of Ponderosa Bible Church will speak on “A Clear and Present Danger” at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21. The topic will focus on the rise of Islam and the dangers it poses for the country.

The presentation will be at the Payson Tea Party meeting from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. For more information, call (928) 468-1131.

P.E.O. meeting

Chapter DF of the P.E.O. Sisterhood will meet at 9:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 22 at the Church of the Nazarene. Edith Baker will give a brief report on the Educational Loan Fund and Nancy Magisos will report on the Star Scholarship. 

The hostess will be Toni Sorel and co-hostesses will be Donna Martinson and Nancy Miller.  Visiting P.E.O.s are invited to attend. For further information, please call (928) 476-3109.

Flycasters Club

The Payson Flycasters Club meets Saturday, Feb. 23 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 is Ben Smith, who will be presenting a program on small stream fishing in Arizona. He will also have a slide presentation.

Everyone who enjoys fishing and the outdoors is welcome to attend.

Bridge results

Tuesday Bridge Club results for Feb. 12: Bonnie Sheldon, first; Peggy Freeman, second; Rosie Tharp and Mary Spenser, tie, third.

Play is at 12:15 p.m. every Tuesday at Rim Country Health and Retirement Community. Area residents and guest are welcome. Call Peggy Freeman at (928) 474-4579 for reservations and information.

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for Feb. 13 were: Diane Bricker and Teri Jimerson, first; Kay Hutchinson and Kent Teaford, second; Frances Schwartz and Wanda Sitz, third.

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

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