Payson Walkers start their excursions at 9 a.m. daily. The hour-long walks are on pavement. Everyone is welcome, just remember to park away from the most used areas of any parking lot so as to not block business/clients, etc.
•March 16, meet at Frontier School
•March 17, meet at Gila Community College, north lot
•March 18, meet at library
•March 19, meet at the parks office at Green Valley Park
•March 20, meet at the corner of Granite Dells and Sutton Road
•March 21, meet at Aero and Ponderosa, the office of the Mogollon Health Alliance dirt lot
•March 22, meet at Roundup Road (west) and Mustang Circle (on road parking).
Sons of the American Revolution
Rim Country Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) will meet 8 a.m., Saturday, March 16 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260, Payson.
The SAR organization is the leading male linage 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 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260.
Sponsored by the Payson Lions Club, the Payson Lioness Club is part of the world’s largest service organization. Members enjoy activities, service projects and events that benefit local charities. All interested persons are welcome to attend. You are never too young or young at heart to be a Lioness. For more information, call Carol at (928) 978-4132.
Celebrate Arizona Archaeology Month
The Rim Country Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society will celebrate Arizona Archaeology Month with a Native Foods Potluck at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 16 at the Church of the Holy Nativity, 1414 N. Easy St., Payson.
Before the potluck, re-enactor Jerry Snow from Flagstaff, appearing as Peachy Gilmer Breckinridge, will discuss “My Adventures on the Beale Wagon Road 1858-59, and the Breckinridge family in the Civil War.”
There will also be a showcase of labled pottery from the Rim Country Museum and Katsinas from Ed Spicer’s collection.
The public is invited to attend.
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 week to visit and plan future activities.
This Saturday, March 16 there will be a private showing for Payson Area Singles of “The Call” starring Halle Berry. The movie will start at 10 a.m. at Sawmill Theatres. The movie ticket includes popcorn and a soda. The Party Room at The Pizza Factory has been reserved for lunch at noon after the show.
To get details on the St. Patrick’s Day party or make suggestions for future activities, please contact Nadine at (928) 476-4659.
Freda Lee celebrates retirement
Freda Lee was the guest of honor at a surprise retirement party given by Alliant Gas (formerly Semstream Arizona Propane) and held March 8 at El Rancho. Co-workers past and present, friends and family celebrated Freda’s career with the gas company which spanned 19 years and four ownership changes beginning with Broken Bow in November 1993, through Energy West, Semstream and Alliant.
Lamplighter Trailer Park events
Join Carl Backes at Space 275 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 16 for his 100th birthday. A log house was built by Carl’s father and neighbors in 1892 and was Carl’s birthplace in 1913. He walked 4-1/2 miles to elementary school and 2-1/2 miles to high school. He graduated from University of Wisconsin in five years; attending without student loans. He worked for his tuition during college and started a business in seeds. He was drafted in 1942 and served during World War II until 1946. He was a 1st Lieutenant and because he spoke German, he was put in charge of German prisoners of war at Camp Oplika located in Alabama. After the war, he built his Longmont Seed Company specializing in grass seed, harvesting and seed processing, shipping seed worldwide.
There will be a Ladies Luncheon at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 20 at the Buffalo in Payson.
There will be a Bunco game at 6 p.m., Saturday, March 30, the cost is $5 per person and prize money is shared at end of evening.
Unity of Payson
Unity of Payson will host the Rev. Kelly Isola from Unity Village at its Sunday, March 17 service. She will talk about Angels and Ancestors.
Isola is a consultant, speaker, author and radio show host and comes to us from Unity Village, Mo. She holds a master’s of divinity degree and certifications in models of human and organization development. She is the co-author of the bestselling book, “Who Have You Come Here To Be: 101 Possibilities for Contemplation.”
Also this Sunday, the members of Unity of Payson invite everyone to stay after the service for the monthly potluck and fellowship.
Sunday services are 10 a.m. at Central AZ Board of Realtors, 600 E. Highway 260, Suite 14. For more information, see the Web site: www.UnityofPayson.org or call (928) 478-8515
Wisconsin Club meets
Go Bucky — All Wisconsin people will meet at Tiny’s, 600 E. Highway 260 at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, March 18 for breakfast and conversation. Please contact Glenn Zimbelman at (928) 363-0155 for questions. Packers fans welcome.
Payson Flying Club
The Payson Flying Club will meet at 6 p.m., Monday, March 18 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. The meeting agenda includes seasonal flying changes through spring and into the summer, and activity related to Payson’s September Aero-Fair. Visitors and prospective members always welcome. For information, call Bob Giarraputo, (928) 474-9482.
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.
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 www.paysonmason.org or contact Tom Jones, secretary, at (928) 474-1305 or (818) 314-9950.
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group
The Payson Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group invites caregivers, families, service providers and members of the community to attend the support group meeting at Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main St., from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month. For additional details, contact Shirley at (602) 697-4870.
Soroptimists selling See’s Candy for Easter
See’s Candy is available in Rim Country at Four Seasons Realty, at its new location, 1101 S. Beeline Highway.
This company makes the candy available year-round, to assist the local Soroptimist Club in its fund-raising efforts. Money raised helps support local community projects of the club. For club information, call (928) 978-8866.
Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club for March 12 were Flo Moeur, first; Betty da Costa, second; Rosie Tharp, 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 Rosie Tharp at (928) 474-7005 for reservations and information.