Clubs And Organizations, Jan. 7


Rim Country Celts celebrate Robert Burns

The Rim Country Celts will have a Robert Burns celebration from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 15 with Cinnamon Twist playing at Dimi Espresso Café, 612 N. Beeline Highway, Payson. The Rim Country Celts offer a program every first and third Wednesday at Dimi Espresso open to the community and free of charge.

Moose Lodge events

The Women of the Moose meet at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month. The Loyal Order of the Moose meetings are at 6 p.m. the second and fourth 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.

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.

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 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 the Web site

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.


Payson Rimstones Rock Club will meet Wednesday, Jan. 8 at the Payson Library, 328 N. McLane Rd. The board meeting is at 2:30 p.m.; the regular meeting will follow at 3:30 p.m. The speaker is Barry Jones and the subject is Fire and Ice – The Cascade Mountains.

Rim Country Coalition

The Rim Country Coalition will have two meetings in January — 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Jan. 9 and 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24. Both will be at the Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main St.

Reaching Out Breast Cancer Support Group

Reaching Out Breast Cancer Support Group meets once a month, on the second Thursday. We meet at noon in the Mt. Cross Lutheran Church, 601 E. Highway 260 (just east of Safeway).

All breast cancer survivors are welcome and encouraged to attend our meetings — if you are newly diagnosed, recovering from surgery, or a longtime survivor — you will gain from our meetings. We share information, encouragement and hope. We also try to bring in volunteers to share their knowledge on related breast cancer topics.

A light lunch/snack is served at every meeting along with the group support.  Please come and check us out. If you need further information, you can call Ilona at (928) 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:

• 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 6:30 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.

Rim Country Celts

Rim Country Celts are holding a board meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 9 at the home of John Munro. If you wish to join the Rim Country Celts or give input about Celtic education, your ideas and participation is welcome. For directions, call (928) 468-6220.

A special event planned by the Rim Country Celts is an evening of commemorative poetry and music celebrating Robert Burns from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 15 with Cinnamon Twist playing at Dimi Espresso Café, 612 N. Beeline Hwy., Payson.

P.E.O. Sisterhood to meet Friday

Chapter DF of the P.E.O. Sisterhood will meet at 9:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 10 at the Church of the Nazarene, 200 E. Tyler Parkway, Payson. The hostess will be Nancy Bollard and co-hostesses will be Ann Henley and Flo Moeur. Diane Dickerson will present the program, P.E.O. - A Gift from our Founders.  Visiting P.E.O.s are invited to attend.  For further information, please call (928) 476-2305.

Daughters of the American Revolution

The January meeting of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Jan. 10 in the meeting room of the Payson Public Library. The topic of guest speakers Pat and Gail Hearn will be Rim Country Civilian Conservation Corps. 

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 that 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 Ransom (928) 468-8593 or Registrar Cathy Boone at (928) 474-3960.

Rim Country Optimist Club

Rim Country Optimist Club usually meets the second Monday of each month at the Cedar Ridge Restaurant of the Mazatzal Hotel and Casino starting at 5:15 p.m., with dinner and then usually hosting a speaker at 6 p.m. The next meeting is Monday, Jan. 13. The speaker, Judy Baker, is going to help members to plan and understand a future event.

If you wish to attend the meeting and see what Optimist is about or learn about the event is, feel free to attend. The business meeting will be held following the speaker. For further information about the club or future events, contact Joan Young, president, at (928) 472-2264 or visit the Web site:

The Optimist Club (Friends of Youth) works in a variety of ways to help youth in the community. Through benefits, activities, scholarships and financial support the club members strive to expand and enhance opportunities for children of all ages.

The 6th annual Lip Sync contest is the club’s next event; it will take place Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Payson High School auditorium

Beyond Limits Disability Ministry

Beyond Limits will kick off the New Year with this month’s meeting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 14 at Payson First Church of the Nazarene, 200 E. Tyler Parkway, Payson. A delicious free dinner will be provided, followed by music and an inspirational program. Family members, care givers and service providers are always welcome to join us.

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, call mark or Jennie Smith at 468-8434.

Experience that will last a lifetime

An All Scouts Registration is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 15 at the Payson Elks Lodge, 1206 N. Beeline Hwy. Registration for Girl Scouts is for those in kindergarten through the 12th grade; those in the first through fifth grades participate in Cub Scouts; while those in the sixth through 12th grades will register for Boy Scouts.

The program also needs volunteers and adult leadership of all ages. For questions contact: Rhonda Evans, (928) 978-2098; Don Flowers (480) 329-3314; or Alex Romberger, (928) 970-1892.

Flying Club

The Payson Flying Club will meet at 6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 20 at Tiny’s, 600 E. Hwy. 260, Payson. For details, call Bob Giarraputo at (928) 474-9482.

Bridge results

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club Dec. 31 were: Bonnie Sheldon, first; Betty da Costa, second; Alice Bond, third.

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

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge Jan. 1, were: Dot and Ed Koshinski, first; Ruth Aucott and Judy Fox, second; Kay Hutchinson and Wanda Sitz, Diane Bricker and Teri Jimerson tied for third.

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


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