Clubs And Organizations

Anna Petty with BHP Billiton presents Sharon Winters, manager of the Gila County Recycling & Landfill Management Department a donation of $3,000 to purchase bike parts.

Anna Petty with BHP Billiton presents Sharon Winters, manager of the Gila County Recycling & Landfill Management Department a donation of $3,000 to purchase bike parts.


Computer group meets tonight at library

All members and guests are invited to the Payson Area Computer Association’s next general meeting at 6:30 p.m., Friday, July 5 in the community room of the Payson Public Library. The first meeting is always free and everyone is welcome.

Ray Baxter, club vice president, will discuss some of the Office Suites that are available today. Baxter will demonstrate the new Microsoft Office 365 and show members how to utilize some of the free word processing, spreadsheet and presentation programs available online.

Members and guests are invited to bring their laptops to follow along with the program. Club general meetings are held the first Friday of each month except for the month of August, with a member Fix-It meeting held mid-monthly. For more information, e-mail Gayle at geg or visit the club’s Web site at http://pacaonline

Unity of Payson

Unity of Payson invites you to share a musical message at 10 a.m., Sunday, July 7. Ron and Jen Paul will lead the service with an inspiring musical message titled, “Be Here Now.”

Ron has been the music director and Jen a music minister at Unity of Flagstaff since 2007. They have been making beautiful music together since they met 20 years ago at a musical event.  

Also, Unity of Payson will celebrate everyone with birthdays in the month of July after the service. Please join in the celebration with refreshments and fellowship. 

Unity of Payson invites participation with bringing in non-perishable items to contribute to the local food bank.

Sunday services are at Central AZ Board of Realtors, 600 E. Highway 260, Suite #14, next to Tiny’s Restaurant. For more information, see the Web site at or call (928) 478-8515.

Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness

Pat Rollins will present the program, “The Flight of the Ego” at 11:15 a.m., Sunday, July 7 at 107 W. Wade Lane, #2.

PCSA is a spiritually based community where people of all faiths are respected and welcome. Call (928) 978-9100 or (928) 478-6935 for more information.

Payson Elks Lodge

Elks members and guests are welcome to enjoy lunch at the lodge from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday; Friday dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday dinner from noon to 5 p.m.

Every Sunday there is bingo at 1 p.m. and a pool tournament at 4:30 p.m. with happy hour from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Elks members and guests are welcome at all the lodge events.

The Elks Lodge is located at 1206 N. Beeline Highway. For more information, call (928) 474-2572.

Optimist Club

Rim Country Optimist Club usually meets the second Monday of each month at the Cedar Ridge Restaurant at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino.

The meetings start at 5:15 p.m. with dinner which is often followed by a speaker at 6 p.m. and the board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Visitors are always welcome.

The next meeting will be Monday, July 8. Our speaker will be Linda Gibson, principal of Payson Center for Success.

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

Photographers meet

Members of the Rim Country Photography and Camera Club will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, July 8. 

Fellow photography enthusiast Dottie Smith will present “How to Watermark Photographs.” There will also be an instructional Karl Taylor video presentation.

The meeting is open to all those interested in photography and there is no charge to attend. The club meets at Rim Country Apartments, 807 W. Longhorn Road. After entering the drive, turn right and go to the building marked 809. The meeting is held in the activity room located in the central courtyard. For more information, call Harold Rush at (928) 474-9673.

Rim Area Gardeners

The Rim Area Gardeners meet the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Church of Christ, 401 E. Tyler Parkway. 

This month, Monday, July 8, Dean and Vee Gooding will speak on winter gardening, which will entail how to prepare your garden for winter. The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Payson Area Singles

The Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch, a group of single men and women, meet at 9 a.m. every week at The Journigan House, 400 W. Main, Payson, to visit and plan future activities.

Every Saturday during the summer we meet at Green Valley Park for the evening concerts. We sit on the grass nearest the church beside the sidewalk. All singles are welcome to come join us.

The group’s monthly Birthday Pot Luck Picnic at Willow Springs Lake is Thursday, July 18. The group carpools from Stage parking lot at 11:30 a.m.

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

Payson Womans Club

The Payson Womans Club, the oldest service club in Payson, holds general membership meetings at 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Payson Womans Club building, 510 W. Main St. Membership is open to local women ages 18 and up.

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.


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Anna Petty with BHP Billiton presents Sharon Winters, manager of the Gila County Recycling & Landfill Management Department a donation of $3,000 to purchase bike parts.

Bikes for kids program receives donation

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Anna Petty with BHP Billiton presents Sharon Winters, manager of the Gila County Recycling & Landfill Management Department a donation of $3,000 to purchase bike parts for the annual Gila County Bikes for Kids program. Bicycles pulled from the landfill or donated by the public are refurbished by Department of Corrections inmates and given out to deserving children at Christmas time.

Payson Pro Rodeo Committee

Payson Pro Rodeo Committee meets the second Tuesday of every month in the Swiss Village Best Western’s conference building at 6 p.m. New members welcome.

For information, call (928) 472-7294.

Beyond Limits

Beyond Limits Disability Ministry will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, July 9 at First Assembly of God, 1100 W. Lake Dr., beside Green Valley Park. The evening will include a free dinner, music and an inspirational message featuring Mark Henning’s human videos.

Beyond Limits is an interdenominational Christian ministry for developmentally disabled adults and their care providers. For further information, please call Mark or Jennie Smith at (928) 468-8434.

Moose Lodge

The Loyal Order of the Moose meetings are at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The Women of the Moose meet at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month.

The lodge has a Thursday Fish Fry from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and weekly dinner specials are available.

The lodge is located on East Highway 260 in Star Valley. For more information, call (928) 474-6212.

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

Rim Country 4 Wheelers

Members of the Rim Country 4 Wheelers invite anyone interested in 4-wheeling to join them at 8 a.m. each Wednesday in the parking lot at the east end of Bashas’ by Jiffy Lube.

Normally anywhere from four to a dozen or more members 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 Web site www.rimcountry4wheelers .com. If you prefer, you can call President Jim McIntyre at (602) 809-4716.


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.

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.

For more information, call (928) 472-9290.

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.


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 373 Payson (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter meets every Thursday morning the Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson.

In order to accommodate another group using the same facility, our weigh-in is from at 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. and the meeting starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 8:50 a.m.

TOPS is a non-profit support group for anyone wishing to drop those extra, unhealthy pounds. If you have any questions, call Ilona at (928) 472-3331.

Rim Country Celts 

The Rim Country Celts will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, July 11 at the home of John Munro.

There will be a potluck dinner followed by the meeting. Please call (928) 474-2838 for directions to the Munro home.

All who are interested in their Celtic heritage are invited to join the group.

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.

Wisconsin Club

The Wisconsin Club is for anyone with a connection to Wisconsin. It meets for breakfast at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260 in the back room at 7:30 a.m., Monday, July 15.   

Please come prepared to share your Wisconsin connection and to buy your own breakfast. Questions may be directed to Glenn Zimbelman, (928) 363-0155 or


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