Clubs And Organizations


Payson Walkers take an hour every day starting at 9 a.m. from various sites around Payson for an easy walk on pavement through local neighborhoods. Anyone interested in learning more can contact the Payson Parks office at (928) 474-5242, ext. 7.

Payson Walkers take an hour every day starting at 9 a.m. from various sites around Payson for an easy walk on pavement through local neighborhoods. Anyone interested in learning more can contact the Payson Parks office at (928) 474-5242, ext. 7. Photo by Andy Towle. |

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Payson Walkers take an hour every day starting at 9 a.m. from various sites around Payson for an easy walk on pavement through local neighborhoods. Anyone interested in learning more can contact the Payson Parks office at (928) 474-5242, ext. 7.

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 www.paysonmason.org or contact Tom Jones, secretary, at (928) 474-1305 or (818) 314-9950.

Senior Circle

The Payson Regional Medical Center’s Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, will present a program by PRMC pharmacy director Scott Grassel at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27. He will discuss superbugs, drug use and interactions and how to properly dispose of medications. Call (928) 472-9290 to reserve a seat.

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.

Minnesota Breakfast

Rim Country residents and winter visitors from Minnesota are invited to a Minnesota Breakfast starting at 7 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260.

Come and enjoy a great breakfast or just a cup of coffee and spend a few minutes visiting with others from Minnesota.

For additional information, contact Betty Raveling at (928) 468-7132.

NARFE Meeting

The Mogollon Chapter 1235 of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27 at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260.

A spokesman from Messinger’s Payson Funeral Home will be the guest speaker.

All active and retired federal employees are invited to attend and any new member gets a free meal.

For details, 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Rim Country 4 Wheelers

Members of the Rim Country 4 Wheelers invite anyone interested in 4-wheeling to join them at our 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, Feb. 28.

In addition to the meetings, members meet each Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. at a designated location for a run. Normally 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 website www.rimcountry4wheelers .com. If you prefer, you can e-mail Bobby Mitchell at jeesrock39@ yahoo.com; call (602) 397-4238 or President Jim McIntyre at (602) 809-4716.

Computer association

The Payson Area Computer Association will hold its next general meeting at 6:30 p.m., Friday, March 1 in the meeting room of the Payson Public Library.

The topic will be how club members can benefit from PACA’s involvement in both the Arizona Alliance of Computer Clubs and the Association Personal Computer User Groups. These two organizations support computer user groups in Arizona and nationwide in a variety of ways. Members will learn how to take advantage of these benefits.

The first meeting is always free and all are welcome. For more information, e-mail Gayle at gegaccount @npgcable.com or visit the Web site at www.pacaonline.apcug .org.

Men’s Breakfast for a Buck

Men, it’s time for another “Breakfast for a Buck” at Ponderosa Bible Church, 1800 N. Beeline Highway. Meet at 8 a.m., Saturday, March 2 for pancakes and sausage plus a fruit bowl, coffee and juice, all for just $1, prepared by Bob Kepler and his crew.

Lee Spivey, who has served as a pastor and as an Air Force chaplain, will share an encouraging message.

American Legion Riders

The Payson American Legion Riders next meeting is on Saturday, March 2, at Tinys Restaurant.

Breakfast is at 9:15 a.m. with a business meeting to follow at 10 a.m. Members are encouraged to attend as this is the planning meeting for our fund-raising activities for the May 11 Fun Run to benefit Payson Supply Line.

Interested parties are welcome to attend. For more information, call Post 69 at (928) 474-6969.

MOAA meeting

The Payson Satellite Northern AZ Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will meet at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 2 at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino meeting room. The guest speaker will be from the Forest Service. Dress is casual and the cost is $15 per person.

Military officers of every service, members, family and guests are invited. For reservations, please call C.E. Carlton (928) 474-9503.

Bridge results

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for Feb. 20 were: Diane Bricker and Teri Jimerson, first; Kay Hutchinson and Kent Teaford, second; Mary Kastner and Tim Demaray, third.

For information and reservations, 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.

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