Organization Notices, Oct. 1


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 for this week:

Oct. 2 — Walgreens

Oct. 3 — Gila Community College north lot

Oct. 4 — Home Depot

Oct. 5 — West end of Longhorn

Oct. 6 — Library

Oct. 7 — Elks Lodge on Airport

Oct. 8 — Green Valley Parks and Rec

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.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America will meet at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the American Legion Post #69, located at 709 E. Highway 260.

We would like to invite all members to join us. For more information, contact Post Commander Cheyenne Riley, (928) 595-1015.

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

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. Hwy. 260. For more information, please contact Sandi Scott, (928) 978-4748 or Audrey Wilson, (928) 472-9380.

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.

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.

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.


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.

In order to accommodate another group using the same facility, our weigh-in is from at 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. and the meeting starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 8:50 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.


Radiothon 2013 will be held at Chapman Auto Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3.


Eddie Armer

This is the 10th annual Radiothon to raise money for victims of domestic violence.  Soroptimist International of Zane Grey Country presents this special community program each year to raise money for victims of domestic violence. Donations will be divided among the following local organizations: TIME OUT, Arizonans for Children, Payson Community Kids and the financial awards of the Soroptimist Club.

You are invited to join us at Chapman Auto for coffee, doughuts, fruit and more. Eddie Armer will provide music in the afternoon. 

All donations are appreciated — even $1 per person in your family or business.  It all adds up. Call Sandi at 978-4748 or Audrey at 472-9380 for more information.

Genealogical Society

The Northern Gila County Genealogical Society meets at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3 at the Genealogy Library, 302 E. Bonita St., Payson.

Immediately following the business meeting, a program will be presented by Val Sullivan. She will discussing “A Count Down to My 10 Favorite General Genealogy Websites Plus.”

Many of these sites will provide the user with information on additional sites which maybe of interest.

The public is always welcomed to come in and research their family history and attend our monthly programs.

Library days and hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturdays.

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.

Mountain Village Foundation

Mountain Village Foundation will meet on Thursday, Oct. 3, at the StrawBEARy Bear on Ralls Road in Strawberry. Members and guests are encouraged to arrive at 5:30 p.m. for socializing and dinner if you wish. The meeting begins at 6 p.m.

The meeting will focus on upcoming projects including our new Christmas Gifts for Kids program.

Anyone interested in learning more about this organization, formerly Strawberry’s Elite, is invited to attend this meeting. We welcome new members. For more information, please call Christy, (928) 476-2239.

Payson Tea Party

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.

High Country Garden Club

The High Country Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3 in the community hall of the First Southern Baptist Church located at the corner of Colcord and Bonita St.

The program will be presented by Fred Jiminez, a Master Gardener from Globe, Ariz. He will be discussing winter gardening and mini green houses.

For more information, contact Joanne at (928) 970-1451.

Men’s Breakfast at Ponderosa Bible Church

Mike Stotts will be the guest speaker at the Men’s Breakfast at Ponderosa Bible Church at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 5.

Mike Stotts had the privilege of serving with Wycliffe Bible Translators for several years and eventually followed God’s leading to attend Bible school, where he graduated with a Bachelor Degree of Biblical Studies. He pastored for 11 years, and once again God called him to change his emphasis of ministry. He completed training for Pastoral Biblical Counseling which centers on the heart. He and his wife opened a counseling office in 2008.

His military experience of serving nine years in the Army, and including a tour in Vietnam, had created a great damage in his heart. Freedom from the horrors of war was only possible with applying the principles of this type of counseling.

Breakfast costs only $1 and will consist of sausage, gravy and biscuits, fruit bowl, orange juice and coffee. All men in the community are invited.

Ponderosa Bible Church is at 1800 N. Beeline Highway, just south of Home Depot.


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