Organization Notices, Oct. 4


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.

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. He completed training for Pastoral Biblical Counseling. 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.

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. 5 — West end of Longhorn

Oct. 6 — Library

Oct. 7 — Elks Lodge on Airport

Oct. 8 — Green Valley Parks and Rec

Oct. 9 — Walgreens

Oct. 10 — Gila Community College north lot

Oct. 11 — Home Depot

Oct. 12 — 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.

Unity of Payson

Rev. Shari Franklin will be the guest speaker at Unity of Payson Sunday, Oct. 6. Her talk is titled, “The Gift of Zeal.”

Members of Unity of Payson meet at 10 a.m.

Franklin is an ordained Unity minister, serving Unity churches in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and at Unity Village.

Services are at Central AZ Board of Realtors, 600 E. Highway 260, Suite 14, across from Tiny’s Restaurant. For more information, visit or call (928) 478-8515

Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness

Lynn Shalaby, Ph.D, will speak on “Creating True Peace,” a book written by Buddhist monk Thich Nat Hanh at 11:15 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 6.

PCSA is a spiritually-based community where people of all faiths are respected and welcome. Services are at 107 W. Wade Lane, #2. Please call (928) 472-4700 or (928) 978-9100 for more information.


Alanon meetings are at 6 p.m. Monday at St. Philips Church, 511 S. St. Philips St., Payson and at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Baptist Church in Star Valley. Call Kali for information at (503) 354-4402.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous meets from 2 p.m. Mondays at the Rim Country Health and Retirement Community Room, 807 W. Longhorn Road (after turning in the main driveway, turn right at the first driveway. The Community Room is in the center of the apartment complex). There are no fees or dues.

Call the following members for more information: Denise, (928) 978-3706; Mary Jo, (928) 978-4663; Ted, (928-) 951-3362; Alice at (602) 828-0917 or (928) 478-4361.

Buddhist Meditation and Study Group

The Payson Buddhist Meditation and Study group meets from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday evenings at the Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness, 107 W. Wade Lane. Call (928) 595-1378 for additional information.

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.

Payson Womans Club

The Payson Womans Club, the oldest service club in Payson, holds general membership meetings at 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Payson Womans Club building, 510 W. Main St. Membership is open to local women ages 18 and up.

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.

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 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

Beyond Limits

Participants in Beyond Limits will gather at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8 in the parking lot of St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank, 511 St. Philips St, Payson.

Items from the annual grocery collection will be weighed and turned over to the food bank. The group will then relocate to Crossroads Church, 114 E. Cedar Lane, for a free pizza party and a short program by Ruby Lane.

Beyond Limits is an interdenominational, non-profit, Christian organization for developmentally disabled adults and their care providers.

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

Senior Circle

The Payson Senior Circle of the Payson Regional Medical Center will present two programs on health insurance next week.

There will be a program on 2014 Medicare Opportunities from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9 with Tom Russell.

Understand how Medicare works, along with Medicare Advantage Plans, Part D Rx plans, and Medicare Supplements. This program, presented by independent health insurance broker Tom Russell, helps you understand the fine print and rarely discussed options, so you can make wise decisions on your Medicare health plan selections for 2014, improve your coverage, and perhaps save money.  This seminar will also touch on ObamaCare’s impact on Medicare beneficiaries.

This event is for educational purposes only and no plan-specific benefits or details will be shared.

Later that afternoon, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9, Russell and Debra Beda will discuss the Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicaid Expansion at the Senior Circle.

This seminar is for people under 65 and not yet on Medicare, who want to understand how the new health care law impacts them. How do the exchanges work, who qualifies for subsidies, what should you look for when you select a health plan? This session is open to Senior Circle members as well as the general public.

To reserve a seat at either or both programs, call (928) 472-9290 at least 48 hours in advance of the program (the Circle closes at noon Fridays). The Senior Circle is at 215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson.

Fancy Flair of Red

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.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held Monday through Sunday at 8 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. (Rule 62) at 434 S. Beeline Highway Suite A, Payson; Tuesday and Thursday, 7 p.m. (Back to Basics) at St Philips Church, 511 St. Philips Street (Knights of Columbus room, side building); Monday and Tuesday, 6 p.m. at Men’s Step House, 107 E. Airline Blvd., Payson; and Sunday and Monday, 7 p.m. (Living Sober), 408 W. Main St., Suite 11 (rear entrance).

An Alcoholics Anonymous UNITY meeting takes place at 6 a.m. every Monday and at 7 p.m. every second Saturday at 600 E. Highway 260 #14. There is handicap access.

AA meetings may be open discussion or closed meetings. For more information, call the Alcoholics Anonymous 24-hour phone service at (928) 474-3620 or visit


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