Clubs And Organizations

Marguerite Noble

Marguerite Noble


Bereaved parents support group

The Compassionate Friends offers hope, reassurance and a safe place to talk about our children with others who understand the pain of losing a child. Anyone who has lost a child (or grandchild) at any time, at any age is welcome to attend.

The group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at 102 W. Roundup, Suite D.

For more information, please call Bill Knauss at (928) 978-1492 or visit us at:

Payson Walkers

The Payson Walkers now meet at 8 a.m. daily for hour-long walks on pavement from various locations around town. Meeting sites this week are:

June 12, Walgreens (Del Taco side)

June 13, Elks Lodge

June 14, Home Depot

June 15, west end of Longhorn

June 16, Library

Senior Circle

A men’s only Lunch and Learn is planned at the Payson Regional Center’s Senior Circle at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 12. Dr. Alan Michels will discuss issues related to men’s physical and sexual health.

To make it possible for comfortable discussion, no women will be admitted.

The June 19 Member Lunch is a special event for Dutch Oven Cooking. Members will watch the demonstration, then enjoy a lunch cooked in Dutch ovens. Campers, cooks and anyone else interested in Dutch oven cooking should definitely plan to attend. The cost is $4.

Reserve a spot at least 24 hours in advance for either event by calling (928) 472-9290. The Senior Circle is at 215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson.


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.

Rimstones Rock Club

The Payson Rimstones Rock Club will meet at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 12 at Rumsey Park Ramada 4, 328 N. McLane Rd., Payson. This will be for a general meeting only. The guest speaker will be Pat Velasco, who is a retired Forest Service firefighter and crew boss. He will be giving a talk on fire prevention. Please bring your own drinks.

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.

The weigh-in starts at 7:20 a.m. and the meeting starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 9:30 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.

Reaching Out Breast Cancer Support Group

The Reaching Out Breast Cancer Support Group meets on the second Thursday of every month from 12:30 p.m. until around 2:30 p.m. at Mount Cross Lutheran Church, 301 E. Highway 260 (just past Safeway) in Payson.

The Thursday, June 13 meeting will be a potluck. This is for anyone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Come out, bring your favorite food (salad, casserole, dessert or other) to share and enjoy an afternoon of information, fellowship, comfort and support.

If you have questions, contact Ilona at (928) 472-3331.

Rim Country Celts

Rim Country Celts will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, June 13 at the home of Alice Natale There will be a potluck dinner followed by the business meeting.

Please call (928) 474-2838 for directions to the Natale home. All who are interested in their Celtic heritage are invited to join.

Payson Area Singles

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

Planned events include:

• A fish fry at 4 p.m., Friday, June 14 at Journigan House.

• A private showing of “Man of Steel” at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 15 at Sawmill Theatres. The $7 ticket includes popcorn and soda; meet in the lobby at 9:45 to get tickets.

• A potluck Birthday Picnic Thursday, June 20 at Willow Springs Lake (members will carpool).

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

Bridge results

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for June 5 were: Sue and Larry Hoecker, N/S, and Mary Kastner and Tim Demaray, E/W, first; Ruth Aucott and Judy Fox tied with Sandy Finn and Joan Young, N/S, Diane Bricker and Teri Jimerson, E/W, second; Kay Hutchinson and Kent Teaford, N/S, and Georg Aucott and Jack Parks, E/W, third.

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


Marguerite Noble

Marguerite Noble and Rim Country pioneer life

Rim Country pioneer stories and the life of Marguerite Noble (1910-2007) will be featured at 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 17, in the Payson Public Library meeting room. This free and open to the public event is hosted by the Library Friends of Payson. Speaker Lita Nicholson will present a video program produced by the Northern Gila Country Historical Society that includes pioneer tales told in the voice of Marguerite Noble. Local historic photographs are embedded in the program as well.

Noble was born in the town of Roosevelt and wrote “Filaree,” now considered a classic novel about American pioneer life set in turn-of-the-century Gila County. Noble was a charter member of the Northern Gila County Historical Society and received many honors, including the Sharlot Hall Award from the Sharlot Hall Museum, the Al Merita Award from the Arizona Historical Society and was selected as one of Arizona’s first Culturekeepers.

Please plan to the Library Friends of Payson at 10 a.m., Monday, June 17 to enjoy light refreshments and learn about current and upcoming library events. The Marguerite Noble presentation will immediately follow. For further information, please contact the library at (928) 474-9260.

Payson Flying Club

The Payson Flying Club meets at 6 p.m., Monday, June 17 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. Contact Bob Giarraputo for more details at (928) 474-9482.

Payson Amnesty International

Amnesty International is one of the oldest and largest grassroots human rights organizations in the world. The Payson Chapter of Amnesty International will hold its regular meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, June 17 at the Rim Country Literacy facility, 1101 S. Beeline Highway, just behind the Knotty Pine Cafe. Join the award- winning local chapter as it plans upcoming events to support human rights locally and globally. To find out more, call Penny at (928) 978-1268.

Rim Country Garrett Retirees meet June 20

Rim Country Garrett Retirees will meet Thursday, June 20 at Tiny’s, 600 E. Highway 260, Payson. Social hour begins at 11 a.m. with lunch from the menu served at noon. Friends and Honeywell retirees are always welcome.

For more information, call Merie (928) 474-6011.


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