Clubs And Organizations, Feb. 7, 2014


Fly the flag

The Payson Lions Charitable Foundation will be providing flag displays at local businesses and homes during the Feb. 17 President’s Day holiday and six other annual holidays throughout the year. An American flag is displayed at your home or business during the holiday, then stored by the Payson Lions Club until the next holiday. Members are still collecting new signups and renewals for 2014. Don’t miss your chance to join in this patriotic salute. For more information, call Bill Davis at (928) 474-2176.

Family Movie Night

The congregation of Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane, Payson, invites Rim residents to attend a Family Movie Night at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7 at the church. The event is free and refreshments will be available.

For details, visit or call (928) 474-5440.

Computer group meets

All members and guests are invited to the Payson Area Computer Association’s next general meeting at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7 in the community room of the Payson Public Library.  

A video describing a “Simple Windows PC Tune Up” using Ccleaner will be presented, along with an actual demonstration of the free downloadable software product. 

For more information, e-mail the club secretary at vshulman@ or visit the club’s Web site at

Payson Walkers

The Payson Walkers walk for an hour, mostly on pavement, starting from the following locations at 9 a.m. now through April.

Saturday – west end of Longhorn

Sunday – library, Rumsey Park

Monday – Elks Lodge on Airport Road

Tuesday – parks & rec office, Green Valley Park.

Wednesday – Walgreens

Thursday – library, Rumsey Park

Friday - Home Depot.

Aglow hosts Native American ministry

Aglow guest speakers from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 8 will be Pastors Bill and Jan Gowey. 

Bill is a Foursquare Pastor and a northern traditional pow-wow dancer, but he emphasizes that he is a follower of Christ, first and foremost; believing God is the answer to every issue we face today. 

Come for an inspiring message being held at the Crossroads Fellowship Hall, 114 E. Cedar Lane, Payson. 

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous meets from 2 p.m. Mondays at Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane, Payson.

There are no fees or dues. The only membership requirement is a desire to not compulsively overeat anymore.

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.

Scouting adventures

Scouting adventures await boys ages 7 to 18 with Pack 7354. While the group meets at the Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, it is nondenominational and provides a true scouting experience with lots of outdoor activities and the opportunity to learn skills. Both the Pack and Troop meet at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church fellowship hall, 507 W. Wade Lane, Payson. For details, call (928) 950-4576.

Payson Area Singles

The Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch, a group of single men and women, meet at 9 a.m. every Tuesday at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260, to visit and plan future activities.

Members are joining together to attend a Silver Sneakers exercise program at 10:15 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at Club USA, near Sawmill Theatres.

A Valentine Party is planned for Friday, Feb. 14. For more information, call Nadine at (928) 476-4659.

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.

Learn about rodeo

A special meeting of the Payson Rodeo Committee is 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the Best Western Payson Inn on North Beeline Highway.

The group is looking for new members and volunteers for the Payson Rodeo Committee — and for men and women for the new jail crew/posse. Jail crew/posse will wear costumes out of the 1800s. Members must 21 or older for the jail crew/posse.

Regular meetings held second Tuesday of every month.

Beyond Limits Disability Ministry

Beyond Limits Disability Ministry meets from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11 at Crossroads Foursquare Church, 114 E. Cedar Lane, Payson. A great evening of music and inspiration will follow a delicious, free dinner.

Beyond Limits is an interdenominational Christian group for adults with developmental disabilities, age 18 and older. The ministry, which began in 2005, is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit charitable organization. For questions or further information, or if your church would like to host a monthly meeting, call Mark or Jennie Smith at (928) 468-8434.

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

Rim Country 4 Wheelers

Members of the Rim Country 4 Wheelers invite anyone interested in 4-wheeling to join them at 9 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

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.

For more information, call the Alcoholics Anonymous 24-hour phone service at (928) 474-3620 or visit

Bridge results

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club for Feb. 4 were: Shirley Schriner, first; Kay Hutchinson, second; Mary Kemp, third.

Play is at 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Majestic Rim, 310 E. Tyler Parkway, Payson. Area residents and guests are welcome. Call Bonnie Sheldon at (928) 468-6811 for reservations and information.


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