Clubs And Organizations


Senior Circle events

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

• 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.

• Two trips are planned to Nevada. A trip to BransonFest Out West in Mesquite, Nev. is Feb. 4–7. This is a Branson Country Music Festival and more. The cost is $350 per person double occupancy. A few seats are still available, but must be reserved by Wednesday, Jan. 30. Call Renee at (928) 472-9290 for all the details. The second trip will be in late March to Las Vegas for the Swingtime Salute. The cost is $375 per person, double occupancy. Contact Renee at the number above for more details.

Senior Circle is at 215 N. Beeline Highway.

Computer group to meet

The Payson Area Computer Association invites all members and guests to its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1 in the meeting room of the Payson Public Library.

February’s presentation is on the Computer Technology Conference to be held April 4, 5 and 6 at the Radisson Hotel at the Ft. McDowell Resort and Casino. Some of the subjects covered will be early technology adoption, current and future technology, what’s available in the marketplace and much more.

The third Tuesday night of each month is the club’s Fix-It meeting, in which members and guests can bring malfunctioning hardware and software for repair help. There is no cost for the first meeting.

For more information, visit the 2013 Monthly Meetings page of the club Web site, www.pacaonline

Payson Area Singles

The Payson Area Singles group has no dues and all singles are welcome.  

On the calendar:

• Feb. 2, carpool to a Mesa Flea Market and Farmers Market.

• The “Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch” meets at Tiny’s Restaurant at 9 a.m. every week to visit and plan future activities.

• Feb. 14, a Valentine activity.

• Feb. 23, carpool to Mesa to attend the Dutton Family music program; tickets are $25 and money needs to be turned in by Tuesday, Jan. 29.

For more information or to make suggestions for future activities, please contact Nadine at (928) 476-4659.

Breakfast for a buck

The next monthly Men’s Breakfast for a Buck will be at 8 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 2 at Ponderosa Bible Church, 1800 N. Beeline Highway.

The guest speaker, Ron Hart, has been a rodeo cowboy and also the senior pastor of Tucson’s First Southern Baptist Church for 32 years. 

The breakfast, prepared by Keith Talley and his team, will include scrambled eggs, ham, toast, a fruit bowl, coffee and orange juice, all for just $1. 


Ron Hitchcock

Rim Country Optimist Club meets Monday

The Optimist Club usually meets the second Monday of each month at the Cedar Ridge Restaurant (casino) at 5:30 p.m., at which time there is often a speaker, followed by dinner. The board meeting follows.

The next meeting, however, will be on the first Monday of the month, Feb. 4, to accommodate speaker Ron Hitchcock, Payson Unified School District Superintendent, who will talk about Payson’s schools in the present and what his vision is for the future.

For further information, call Joan Young, public relations, (928) 472-2264 and/or view the Web site at

American Legion Riders

The Payson American Legion Riders February meeting is at Tiny’s Restaurant at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 2. Breakfast is at 9:15 a.m., with a business meeting to follow.

Topics will include planning the public notice to kick off the seventh annual Fun Run to benefit Payson Supply Line. The goal is to begin in March to contact all participating businesses and social organizations for their commitment to help in the fund-raising efforts. This year, other local organizations will be invited to attend the event. The level of participation by Payson merchants has grown, so focus has shifted to local sponsorships.

Interested parties are welcome to attend. For more information, call the American Legion Post at (928) 474-1466.


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.

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.

PAWS in the Park

PAWS’ monthly meeting will be held at the library meeting room at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6. The group will host speaker Dr. Sandra Snyder from Payson Pet Care, who will discuss Pet Flu.

New Hope Grief Support Group to meet

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.

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.

Bridge results

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club Jan. 22 were: Pat Murray, first place; Shirley Shriner, second place; Bonnie Sheldon, third place.

Play is at 12:15 p.m. every Tuesday at Rim Country Health and Retirement Community. Area residents and guest are welcome.

Please call Peggy Freeman at (928) 474-4579 for reservations and information.

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for Jan. 23 were: Sherry Proctor and Myrtle Warter, N/S, and George Aucott and Steve Fox, E/W, first; Ruth Aucott and Judy Fox, N/S, and Hallie Jackman and Joan Young, E/W, second; Alice Bond and Carolyn Caddy, N/S, and Mary Kastner and Tim Demaray, E/W, third.

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

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.


Do you have a loved one or friend with a drinking problem? Do you feel as if you need some support living with the alcoholic in your life? Then please join us for an Alanon meeting. There is help.

We meet at every Monday at 6 p.m. in the St. Philip’s Church Parish Hall and at 1 p.m. every Wednesday at the Star Valley Southern Baptist Church on East Highway 260. For more information, please call Lynn at (928) 472-8961.

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.

AA help

AA now has a 24-hour Hotline, (928) 474-3620 and a Web site,

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a group for those with hurts, habits and hang-ups. Celebrate God’s healing power through eight recovery principles and Christ-centered 12 steps. Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at Mountain Bible Church. For more information, call (928) 472-7800.

ACA meeting

Do you have alcoholism or dysfunction in your family? Maybe ACA is for you. The only requirement for membership in ACA is a desire to recover from the effects of growing up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional family.

Open meetings are from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday at Canal Senior Apartments Resident Lounge, Main Entrance, 807 S. Westerly, Payson.

Christ-Centered Recovery

Christ-Centered Recovery group meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Calvary Chapel Payson, 1103 N. Beeline Highway.

The group uses a faith-based discipleship program called One Step to Freedom. The purpose is more than to merely free dependent persons from their dependency on drugs, alcohol, or other substances, including overeating or gambling; it is also designed to bring people into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. This is done by breaking down the strongholds that have kept members chained to an unproductive and destructive lifestyle. Childcare is provided.

Call (928) 468-0801 for more information.


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