Organizations Notices, Nov. 5


Ichthus Institute hosts seminar tonight

The Arizona Ichthus Institute for Enrichment and Christian Development will be teaching “I Want to Tell You a Story…About a Dove,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5. Experience the biblical power of the Holy Spirit.

Ichthus wants to thank those who helped with our first local seminar held in October and to thank those who attended. You can look forward to many more exciting seminars hosted by Ichthus in the near future.

The Ichthus Institute is non-denominational and full gospel. To all you fishers of men, Ichthus simply means fish in Greek.

The teaching will be held at 1016 S. Sycamore off Phoenix. You’ll love it. Call anytime, (928) 474-4646.

Rim Country Classic Auto Club

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.

Payson Elks Lodge

Check out what is happening at B.P.O. Elks 2154, located at 1206 N. Beeline Highway.

Lunches are served 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Wednesday, Nov. 6: Pot Luck, 5:30 to 7 p.m. (you may bring a dish or put a $5 bill donation per person). Karaoke with Ginger, 6 to 8 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 8: Order off menu 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Plan B Band 6 to 9 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 9: Elks Jam Band 3 to 6 p.m. Food served 4 to 6 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 10: Food served 12 to 4 p.m. Bingo 1 p.m. (doors open at noon). Happy Hour 2 to 6 p.m. Pool Tournament 4:30 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 11: Veterans Day Dinner — free to all those who served our country. Ceremony 4 p.m. followed by dinner at 5 p.m.

Rim Country Celts

Members of the Rim Country Celts will host Celtic music and stories at the Dimi Espresso Coffee House Wednesday, Nov. 6 and hold a short business meeting and a planning session for the Ceilidh Thursday, Nov. 14 at the home of John Munro.

Payson Walkers

Members of the Payson Walkers meet at 9 a.m. daily for an hour-long hike on pavement. The following starting points have been scheduled:

Nov. 6 — Walgreens

Nov. 7 — Gila Community College north lot

Nov. 8 — Home Depot

Nov. 9 — West end of Longhorn

Please park away from the most used areas of any parking lot so as to not block businesses/clients, etc.

For more information, call Shirley Cape at (402) 981-6097.

Bridge results

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for Oct. 30 were: Kathy Salvaggio and Sharon Vaplon, first; Ruth Aucott and Judy Fox, second; Flo Moeur and Harry Young tied for third with Mary Kastner and Joan Young and George Aucott and Steve Fox.

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

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. 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.

Alzheimer’s caregivers support groups

The Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group invites caregivers, families, service providers and members of the community to attend any or all of the following:

• First and third Wednesdays of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Senior Center.

• Second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Senior Center.

For more details, call Shirley, (602) 697-4870 or Mary, (928) 474-3560. The Payson Senior Center is located at 514 W. Main St.

Payson Area Stroke Survivors

A support group for stroke survivors and their caregivers now has an evening meeting. It will be on Wednesday, Nov. 6 starting at 6:30 p.m. We meet at the Senior Circle across from Walmart, 215 N. Beeline Highway.

Everyone is cordially invited to join us at a special meeting on Friday, Nov. 8 starting at noon. We meet in the private lunchroom at the Cedar Ridge Restaurant (casino). Our special speaker is Dave Murbach, a stroke survivor from Mesa. Dave will deliver an inspirational look at his road to recovery.

For information, call Cyndi at (928) 970-0320.

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.

Genealogy Society

The Northern Gila County Genealogy Society will host a program by Robert Rearley at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7 at its library, 302 E. Bonita St., Payson.

Rearley’s topic is “Philip Sheetz: Gunsmith, Patriot,” from whom he is a direct descendant. He will also talk about the role the Kentucky rifle played in the American Revolution.

Payson Tea Party

The Payson Tea Party will feature Dr. Carl Goldberg, who will present “Islam as Ideology - In the Words of Leading Islamic Religious Authorities” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7. Goldberg will discuss “what Non-Muslims need to know about Islam.” He is the Arizona chapter leader of Brigitte Gabriel’s citizen action network ACT! For America. 

The meeting is at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260, Payson. For more information, call (928) 951-6774 or go online to

Mountain Village Foundation

Members of the Mountain Village Foundation meet at 5:30 p.m. to socialize and conduct business at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, at the StrawBEARy Bear in Strawberry. Those who wish to eat may order dinner from the full menu.

Plans will be finalized for the group’s new Christmas for Kids project. Many hands are needed to wrap gifts and stuff stockings. There is lots of fun work to be done.

Anyone interested in knowing more about this organization is invited to attend. New members are welcome.

For more information, please call Christy at (928) 476-2239.

P.E.O. Sisterhood

Chapter DF of the P.E.O. Sisterhood will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 8 at the Church of the Nazarene, 200 E. Tyler Parkway. Shirley Montgomery will be the hostess and co-hostesses will be Pat Woodworth and Linda Snep.

Gifting our Sisterhood, a program on membership, will be presented by Gail Bensen and Ann Henley. Visiting P.E.O.s are welcome! For further information, please call (928) 344-5305.

Daughters of the American Revolution

The November meeting of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be held on Friday, Nov. 8, in the conference room of the Payson Public Library from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be Ramona Tecumseh; her topic will be “History of Ira B. Hayes and His Participation in Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima in WWII.”

The DAR focuses on preserving American history and securing America’s future through education and patriotism. Women age 18 and older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution are eligible for membership. Prospective members and guests are welcome at all meetings. For further information, please contact Regent Jan Ramsom, (928) 468-8593 or Registrar Cathy Boone, at (928) 474-3960.

Payson Lions

The Lions of Payson will display an American Flag at your home or business on seven holidays each year. The club also conducts estate sales for those wishing to downsize or remove contents of a residence.

Proceeds benefit various community needs such as eyesight and hearing programs for the working poor. As a 501 (c)(3) charitable foundation, donations are often eligible for state tax credits and federal deductions.

Contact Bill Davis at (928) 474-2176 or send an e-mail to for more information on these programs or how you can help.


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