Clubs And Organizations

Roger Kreimeyer

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Roger Kreimeyer


Bridge results

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club February 26 were: Flo Moeur, first; Eleanor Love, second; Mary Kemp, third.

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.

Card players wanted

The Saving Graces of Payson — a Canasta card-playing group — is looking for a few ladies who enjoy fun, laughter and friendship.

This Red Hat group meets at 10 a.m. the first Wednesday of every month at the Crosswinds Restaurant patio room. There is a break for lunch around noon and play and resumes after lunch. Anyone interested in joining will be welcomed. You do not need to know how to play, the members will be happy to teach the game.

Please contact Queen Mum Ann-Marie at (928) 468-8585; please leave a message if there’s no answer.


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.

Rim Country Classic Auto Club meeting

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.

PAWS meeting

PAWS (Payson Area Woofers Society) will be having its monthly meeting at 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 6 in the library meeting room.

Refreshments will be served.  Everyone is welcome to attend. The group has a guest speaker from Payson Pet Care discussing pet diet and nutrition.

Genealogy Society

The Northern Gila County Genealogy Society will meet at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 7 at the genealogy library, 302 E. Bonita St.

Following the business portion of the meeting, the scheduled speaker will be Renee Durfee. She will be speaking on Barbara Renick’s Web site entitled This is a Web site with several different links and tools genealogists will find useful in their research.

The public is always welcome to attend the meetings and use the library for their genealogy research. 

Lost Loves

Lost Loves, a support group for adults who have lost a loved one through suicide, meets on the first Thursday of each month at the Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson. Adults suffering from such a loss are welcome to attend the group sessions which are free of charge. The group is facilitated by a professional counselor an da survivor of suicide loss.

Please contact Elizabeth at 928-468-2133 for more information.


Roger Kreimeyer

High Country Garden Club

The High Country Garden Club meets at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 7 in the community hall of the First Southern Baptist Church, located at the corner of Colcord and Bonita St., Payson. The guest speaker will be Roger Kreimeyer, who will discuss the Payson Community Garden. All those interested in gardening and plants are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served after the meeting. For more information, please call Joanne Jones at (928) 970-1451.

Daughters of the American Revolution

The Mogollon Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is pleased to announce its next meeting will be held at the Payson Public Library Community Room at 1 p.m., Friday, March 8.

March is the month designated for DAR to celebrate Women’s Issues. The topic of this month’s program will be “The Courage of Women,” presented by Agnes Umuligirwa, a survivor of the Rwandan Genocide and Civil War of 1994. Ms. Umuligirwa became a U.S. citizen Nov. 11, 2011. She has an incredible story to share. All women who might be interested in exploring membership in DAR are encouraged to attend what promises to be an outstanding presentation.

Prospective members and guests are always welcome. To learn more about this meeting or the Daughters of the American Revolution, please contact Regent Jan Ransom (928) 468-8593 or Registrar Renee Durfee (928) 472-4338.

Rim Area Gardeners

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

This month, March 11, Transition Town Payson members will present a brief overview of Transition Town concepts. Transition Town’s basic tenets are to conserve water, conserve energy, grow food and build community. Transition Town goals are to help make the community more sustainable and resilient in a world of change. The public is invited.  Refreshments will be served.

Payson Area Singles

This group has no dues, and all singles are welcome. The Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch meets at Tiny’s Restaurant at 9 a.m. every Tuesday to visit and plan future activities. Watch for details on the St. Patrick’s Day party.

• Saturday, March 16 a private showing of “The Call,” starring Halle Berry, will start at 10 a.m. at Sawmill Theatres. The Party Room at The Pizza Factory has been reserved for lunch at noon after the show.

To make suggestions for future activities, please contact Nadine at (928) 476-4659.

Democratic Women

The Democratic Women’s Club will hold their monthly meeting at noon, Tuesday, March 12 at Tiny’s Restaurant. The speaker will be Randy Parraz, attorney, orator and civil rights activist who helped remove Russell Pierce from office, and is currently participating in a recall effort against Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Come early and order lunch. Men are also encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Carol Waymire at (928) 468-1115 or Pat Rollins at (928) 472-4700. 

Beyond Limits Disability Ministry

Beyond Limits will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 12, at Crossroads Foursquare Church, 114 E. Cedar Lane.

The evening will include dinner, music, crafts and an inspirational message. There is no charge.

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.

Breast Cancer group hears about nutrition

March is National Nutrition Month and the Reaching Out — Breast Cancer Support Group will hear from Peggy Martin, certified clinical nutritionist, at its Thursday, March, 14 meeting. The meeting is at 12:30 p.m. at Mount Cross Lutheran Church, 601 E. Highway 260.

Martin’s topic will be mindful nutrition.

“I draw from my experience of having been married to a Zen Monk. He introduced me to Zen philosophy and I became a student of the IChing. Since then, I’ve attended numerous retreats with a focus on mindfulness and have read many books on the subject. I try to make mindfulness and gratefulness a daily practice, especially while preparing food.”

She will provide handouts, possibly show a video, offer excerpts from her “mindfulness journals” written over the past 30 years and will share a few copies of “My Mother’s Kitchen” newspaper articles, which included commentary about food mindfulness.


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