Clubs And Organizations

Congratulations to Ana Wilson, newest member of Soroptimist International of Zane Grey Country. Her induction ceremony was held at a recent luncheon meeting at Tiny’s Restaurant.

Congratulations to Ana Wilson, newest member of Soroptimist International of Zane Grey Country. Her induction ceremony was held at a recent luncheon meeting at Tiny’s Restaurant.


Breast cancer survivor support

Attention women breast cancer survivors — would you like to meet once a month for a short Christian devotional and support? Please call Olivia at (928) 474-8334 for more details.

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.

Payson Art League to meet Jan. 15

Payson Art League will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Jan. 15 at Rim Country Health and Retirement Community. The social hour begins at 6 p.m., followed by a short, business meeting.

After the business meeting, Rock and Cody Newcomb will conduct an informative question and answer presentation to examine the “What, Why, When, How, Who and Where” aspects of the ink jet method of creating “giclee” (zhee’klay) prints. This presentation will be of considerable interest to anyone who has entertained the idea of reproducing images for the art market, but has been reluctant to do so. The public is welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

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.

Senior Circle schedule of events

Coming up at the Payson Regional Medical Center’s Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway:

• Wednesday, Jan. 16 — The member lunch features stuffed pork loin; the cost is $4 per person. Please call (928) 472-9290 to reserve a seat. The lunch service starts at 11:30 a.m.

• Wednesday, Jan. 23 Lunch and Learn — Wouldn’t it be cool if your doctor could see inside your GI tract simply by having you swallow a pill sized camera. The day is here!! Dr. Luis Coppelli will talk to us about the PH capsule and the pill camera.

• Wednesday, Jan. 30 Lunch and Learn — Payson Regional Medical Center has expanded their specialty diagnostic capabilities to include PET/CT scans. The PET/CT involves  a sophisticated imaging process used in the early detection and monitoring of cancer. To learn more about the PET scan and its capabilities, join us for this lunch and learn.

 Please contact Senior Circle at (928) 472-9290 to reserve your seat at least three days in advance so we know how much food to prepare.

• A trip is being planned for early February to BransonFest Out West, Feb. 4–7. This is a Branson Country Music Festival and more in Mesquite, Nev. Call Renee at (928) 472-9290 for all the details. 


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Congratulations to Ana Wilson, newest member of Soroptimist International of Zane Grey Country. Her induction ceremony was held at a recent luncheon meeting at Tiny’s Restaurant.

New Soroptimist Member

Congratulations to Ana Wilson, newest member of Soroptimist International of Zane Grey Country. Her induction ceremony

was held at a recent luncheon meeting at Tiny’s Restaurant. This service club for professional and business women was formed originally in Oakland, Calif. in 1921, and in Payson in 1975. The club provides service and money to a variety of organizations, including TIME OUT, Payson Community Kids, Rim Country Literacy Program, Arizonans for Children and more. Ana works in the health care field and has three children. For more information regarding this group, please contact Sandi at (928) 978-4748 or Audrey at (928) 472-9380. Pictured from left to right are Jean Oliver, sponsor; Ana Wilson, new member; and Sandi Scott, Club President.

Democratic Club to meet Jan. 16

The Democratic Club of Northern Gila County will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16 at the Payson Public Library meeting room, 328 N. McLane Rd., Payson.

The main item of business will be the nomination and election of officers for 2013-2014. Bob Hershberger is the chairman of the nomination/ election committee and can be reached at (928) 472-3036, (928) 970-9280 or bobanddeehershberger

Only paid-up members may nominate or vote, but the annual dues are only $5 per member and can be received and documented at this meeting.

Everyone is invited. For more information, call President Jerry Foster at (928) 978-4031 or go online to

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 also 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.

Rim Country Garrett Retirees to meet Jan. 17

Rim Country Garrett Retirees will meet Thursday, Jan. 17 at Tiny’s, 600 E. Highway 260. Social hour begins at 11 a.m., with lunch from the menu served at noon. Friends and Honeywell Retirees are welcome. For more information, call Merie (928) 474-6011.

Payson Lioness Club

The Payson Lioness Club meets at 9 a.m. the third Saturday of the month at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260.

Sponsored by the Payson Lions Club, the Payson Lioness Club is part of the world’s largest service organization. Members enjoy activities, service projects and events that benefit local charities. All interested persons are welcome to attend. You are never too young or young at heart to be a Lioness. For more information, call Carol at (928) 978-4132.

Bunco back by popular demand

Payson Elks is again hosting Bunco. The next game is Saturday, Jan. 19, doors open at 10:30 a.m., with play starting at 11 a.m. The cost is $15 per person.

All are welcome. Guests are also welcome.

Only 48 tickets will be sold, so get your ticket early, pick up at Elks bar or take a chance on tickets at the door.

This includes chicken salad lunch and iced tea; you may purchase soft drinks. There will also be door prizes and prize money (cash prizes depending on those attending). It’s very easy to play, no experience needed.

Red Hat Society

The Ruby Red’s of Payson will meet the first Thursday of each month for lunch. We’re looking for four more ladies who want to have fun. For information, call Paula at (928) 468-2410.

Ladies’ Happy Hour

Soroptimist is holding a Ladies’ Happy Hour on Jan. 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sound interesting? Please join us for a pleasant social hour. There is limited space, so reservations are required. There will be complimentary tapas and a cash bar for wine. Water will be provided at no charge. Please call Jean Oliver, (928) 474-6167, at your earliest convenience to insure your spot at this fun event.

Rim Country Coalition

The Rim Country Coalition is a newly formed group of local agencies and community members. The focus of the group is the prevention of substance misuse/abuse among older adults in the Payson area. The group plans to help “connect seniors in the Rim Country.”

The group meets at 1 p.m. on the fourth Friday of the month at the Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main St. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. The guest speaker at the Jan. 25 meeting is Dr. Alan Michels with Ponderosa Family Care. He will discuss prescribing of pain medication. Please join us!

For more information, contact Carol Wilson, 1-800-293-9393.


Nar-Anon is a 12-step program designed to help relatives and friends of addicts recover from the effects of living with an addicted relative or friend.

In Payson, the group meets from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday at 408 W. Main St., #11 (around the back of the building).

For more information, call Maxine at (602) 568-8747.


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