Organizations Notices, Nov. 12


Moose Lodge events

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 Moose Lodge is located on East Highway 260 in Star Valley; for more information, call (928) 474-6212.

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:

Join the Gila County Sheriff’s Posse

The Gila County Sheriff’s Posse is looking for new members.

The Posse was founded back in 1967 as a volunteer group to serve the Sheriff and the people of Gila County. The Posse is called on for many emergencies such as forest fires, floods and snow.

Meetings are held at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Gila County Sheriff’s Posse building, located just north of Main Street on McLane Road. The public is invited.

Call the Sheriff’s Office at (928) 474-2208, ext. 8978 for further information or visit our Web site

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.

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 If you prefer, you can call President Jim McIntyre at (602) 809-4716.

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. 13 — Walgreens

Nov. 14 — Gila Community College north lot

Nov. 15 — Home Depot

Nov. 16 — West end of Longhorn

Nov. 17 — Library

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.

International Police Association

The International Police Association (I.P.A. Region 61 Northern AZ) meets for breakfast at Mazatzal Casino Restaurant at 9 a.m. every Wednesday. All honorably retired law enforcement and active law enforcement personnel are welcome.

For more information, call Michelle Dyer at (928) 970-0247 or go online to

Calling all ladies

Have you ever seen a bunch of senior ladies, wildly dressed? Wearing beautiful, wild Red Hats with lots of feathers? Outrageous jewelry? Ever wonder what they do? Where they go? Wonder no more.

Come to one of Fancy Flair of Red’s luncheon meetings and see for yourself. Good company and door prizes await you — but most of all FUN!

No RSVP needed. If you are 55 to 100, the door’s open. We meet the second Wednesday of every month at different establishments. Contact Queen Mum Mary Smith at 468-8766 for more information.


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 have its meeting Wednesday, Nov. 13 at the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Rd. Payson. The board meeting is at 2:30 p.m., with the regular meeting at 3:30 p.m.

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, Payson.

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.

Payson Elks

The Payson Elks Lodge (BPOE 2154) has the following planned for the week:

• Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., lunch served

• Wednesday, Nov. 13: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., potluck, bring a dish to share or make a $5 per person donation; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., karaoke with Ginger

• Thursday, Nov. 14: 6 p.m., Friends and Family Night, dinner with chicken Marabella and couscous, $5 per person; music with Ginger

• Friday, Nov. 15: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., order dinner from menu; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Just Ginger

• Saturday, Nov. 16: 10:30 a.m., doors open for 11 a.m. Bunco for $15 per person, which includes door prizes and a lunch of cream of chicken soup with a sandwich, coffee and iced tea, guests are asked not to bring containers with liquid; 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Just Ginger; 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., food served

• Sunday, Nov. 17: noon to 4 p.m., food served; noon doors open for 1 p.m. Bingo; 4:30 p.m., pool tournament.


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 0373

TOPS 0373 Payson (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter meets at the Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson. 

We meet every Thursday morning. Our weigh-in starts at 7 a.m.  Our meeting starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 8:50 a.m. 

We are a non-profit support group for anyone wishing to drop those extra, unhealthy pounds. You gain new friends, along with invaluable information and support in your weight loss journey.  Come check us out! If you have any questions, call Ilona at (928) 472-3331.

Breast Cancer Support Group

We meet 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. This month’s meeting is Thursday, Nov. 14.

Our support group is for anyone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer — be it a new diagnosed or a longtime survivor — we welcome you.

This month, we have a special speaker, Richard Staudt, MOT, OTR/L. He is a Nationally Certified Registered and Licensed Occupational Therapist and Massage Therapist. Richard specializes in manual therapy involving Myofascial Release and Craniosacral Therapy, treating the whole person for functional recovery by reducing pain and increasing freedom of movement.

Come join us for an afternoon of friendship, fellowship, caring, sharing — and light snacks! If you have questions, contact Ilona at 472-3331.

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:

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

• First and third Wednesdays of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 3 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 Tea Party meets each Thursday

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.

Bridge results

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for Nov. 6, were: George Aucott and Steve Fox, first; Meg Turlukis and Phon Sutton, second; Larry and Sue Hoecker, third.

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

Ponderosa Piecers Quilting Guild

The Ponderosa Piecers Quilting Guild monthly meeting is at 9 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 16 at the American Legion Hall, 709 E. Hwy. 260. It is open to anyone interested in quilting. Youngsters 10 and older, interested in quilting and accompanied by an adult, are welcome.


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