Payson Area Singles
The Payson Area Singles group has no dues and all singles are welcome.
On the calendar:
• Friday, Jan. 18: Meet at 4:30 p.m. at El Mexicana Restaurant for dinner to celebrate members’ January birthdays.
• The “Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch” meets at Tiny’s Restaurant at 9 a.m. every week to visit and plan future activities.
Sons of the American Revolution to meet
The Rim Country Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) will meet at 8 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 19 at Tiny’s Restaurant. Past President Bill Herzig will conduct the installation of 2013 officers. A DVD covering SAR Marker Memorial Service for Private John Adams, Jr. will also be shown.
The SAR organization is the leading male lineage society that perpetuates the ideals of the War for Independence. Individuals with an ancestor who supported the cause of American Independence during the years 1774-88 are invited to join and learn more about this worthwhile organization.
For further information and assistance in tracing ancestry, call John Munro at (928) 468-6220.
Payson Lioness Club
The Payson Lioness Club meets at 9 a.m. the third Saturday of the month (Jan. 19) at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260.
For more information, call Carol Smith at (928) 978-4132 or Peggy Reed at (928) 978-4560.
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.
Unity of Payson
The Rev. Julianne Lewis will be the guest speaker at the 10 a.m. service, Sunday, Jan. 20 of Unity of Payson. Her talk, “We Have a Dream,” will explore Martin Luther King, Jr.’s theory, “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
Lewis is from Interfaith Unity Church in Mesa.
Services are at the office of the Central Arizona Board of Realtors, 600 E. Highway 260. For more information, go to: www.UnityofPayson .org or call (928) 478-8515.
Wisconsin Club to meet
For anyone with a love for Wisconsin — the new Wisconsin Club will meet for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21 at Tiny’s, 600 E. Highway 260.
Please contact Glenn Zimbelman at (928) 363-0155 for details.
Ponderosa Bible Church plans new program
Pastor Allen Mann, the new Family Ministries Pastor of Ponderosa Bible Church, responding to discussions with parents in the church and others in the community, is launching a program for families to study the Bible together at church.
This new program, presented on Sunday nights will accommodate everyone. Starting Jan. 20, Ponderosa Bible Church will begin a Family Ministry that will bring the family together. This includes Bible study, worksheets, fun activities that each family member can participate in, and devotionals that can be taken home and reviewed as a family during the week.
All are welcome to join. For more information, please contact the church office at (928) 474-9279.
The Library Friends of Payson meeting
The Library Friends of Payson invite the public to attend the January meeting at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 21.
The program is: “Our Payson Public Library: Past, Present and Future” by John Wilson, treasurer and member of the board. He will give a PowerPoint presentation, reviewing the history, development and future plans of the library. There will also be presentations of the online book sales program, the bookstore and the Homebound Program.
The Library Friends meeting is held in the library meeting room. Light refreshments will be served.
For further information, please call the library at (928) 474-9260.
Please note that the library will be closed because of Martin Luther King Day, but the meeting will take place as usual.
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). Another meeting is held at 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Mountain High Coffee Works in the Swiss Village.
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.
Buddhist Meditation and Study Group
The Payson Buddhist Meditation and Study group meets from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday evenings at the Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness, 107 W. Wade Lane. Call (928) 595-1378 for additional information.
Senior Circle events
Coming up at the Payson Regional Medical Center’s Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway:
• 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 its specialty diagnostic capabilities to include PET/CT scans; learn more about the PET scan and its capabilities.
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.
The Mogollon Chapter 1235 of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will hold its monthly no-host luncheon and meeting Wednesday, Jan. 23 starting at 11:30 a.m. and ending at 1:30 p.m. The meetings are held at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260.
This month the featured speaker will be Cameron Davis, director of the Payson Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department.
All active and retired federal employees are invited to attend. Please remember to bring nonperishable food items for the Payson Food Bank.
For more information, please call Dale at (928) 468-6227.
Friendship Bible Class
Friendship Bible Class, a non-denominational Bible study for women, meets at 1 p.m. every Tuesday at Majestic Rim. All women in the community are invited.
For information, call Marilyn at (928) 474-6712.
Red Cross meeting
The American Red Cross meets at noon the fourth Wednesday of the month, Jan. 23, at the Payson Public Library in Rumsey Park.
If you would like to join, go to http://www.redcross.org and click on “Volunteers.”
Ladies’ Happy Hour
Soroptimist is holding a Ladies’ Happy Hour from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 23 and all Rim Country women are invited.
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.
Members of the Rim Country 4-Wheelers would like to invite anyone interested in 4-Wheeling to join them at their 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, Jan. 24.
In addition to our meetings, members meet each Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. at a designated location for a run. 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 www.rimcountry4wheelers.com; e-mail Bobby Mitchell at email@example.com; or call (928) 474-8112 or (602) 397-4238.
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.
Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for Jan. 9 were: Hallie Jackman and Harry Young, first; Meg Turlukis and Phon Sutton, second; Flo Moeur and Joan Young, third.
For information and reservations, call Kay Hutchinson at (928) 474-0287.
Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club results for Jan. 15 were: Mary Kemp, first; Kelly Gunderson, second; Kay Hutchinson, 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.