Payson Flycasters to meet
The Payson Flycasters Club will meet Saturday, Jan. 25 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. Breakfast is at 8 a.m. and the meeting starts at 9 a.m. Guest speakers will be Brian Boyer, professional guide and owner of Northern Arizona Fly Fishing, and John Romer, owner of John Romer Materials, an online fishing business. Both men are experts in the art of fly fishing, so their combined experience should be of special interest to the club members.
All those interested in fishing in the Rim area are invited to attend. For further information, contact Gary Stull at (928) 474-4486.
Payson Art League
The Payson Art League’s January meeting is at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 21 in the dining room at Rim Country Retirement Community, 807 W. Longhorn Road.
Steven Cole is the presenter. Everyone is welcome. There is no charge. Call Sally Myers for more information at (928) 472-8651.
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; call (928) 474-6212.
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.
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 7:30 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.
Mountain Village Foundation
Mountain Village Foundation will meet Thursday, Jan. 23 at MamaJoe’s Restaurant in Strawberry. Social gathering and meal ordering begins at 5 p.m.; the meeting begins at 6 p.m. This is a very important meeting.
New officers will be installed plus members will be discussing fund-raising projects and “helping kids” projects for the coming year.
The next meeting will be back on schedule — the first Thursday of the month, Feb. 6 at MamaJoe’s.
Everyone is welcome to come and see what the group is all about. Its mission is to help neighbors in need, particularly children. With any questions, please call Christy at (928) 476-2239.
Rim Country Coalition
The Rim Country Coalition is a newly formed group of local agencies and community members. The focus of the group is the prevention of substance misuse/abuse among older adults in the Payson area. The group plans to help “connect seniors in the Rim Country.”
The group meets at 1 p.m. on the fourth Friday of the month at the Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main St. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.
For more information, contact Carol Wilson, 1-800-293-9393 or Dee Redfield, (928) 970-1298.
Payson Navy and Coast Guard veterans
An informal get-together of Navy and Coast Guard veterans in the Payson area is held on the first Thursday of each month at La Sierra restaurant on north Highway 87 at Forest Drive in Payson.
The group meets for coffee or lunch at 11 a.m. to share stories and camaraderie with fellow veterans of World War II, Korea, Vietnam, other conflicts, and peacetime naval service. For details, call (928) 970-0066.
Genealogy and DNA
The Northern Gila County Genealogical Society program for Thursday, Feb. 6 will be “Understanding the Role of DNA in Establishing Family History Relationships” presented by Judy Voran.
Voran has been involved in working on her family history since the late 1970s. The families of her father and her mother left some family records and with those as a beginning she used the facilities of the microfilm and print library at the LDS genealogical library in Mesa and spent time at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.
As a trained librarian, one of her underlying principles in recording her family research was to ensure that all lineages were supported by documentary evidence. This principle led her to the study of DNA in establishing family relationships.
Submitting DNA samples for her brother for Y-chromosome values and DNA for herself to establish mitochondrial values led to results that helped establish family relationships.
Attend this cutting-edge program at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6 at the Genealogy Library, 302 E. Bonita St., Payson.
Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for Jan. 15 were: Flo Moeur and Wanda Sitz, first; Kay Hutchinson and Kent Teaford, second; Ruth and George Aucott, third.
For information and reservations, please call Kay Hutchinson at (928) 474-0287.
Travel plans are being made for a trip to Mesquite’s Fifth Annual BransonFest Out West, Feb. 3-6. The cost is $350 per person, double occupancy and $450 per person, single. Call the Senior Circle, (928) 472-9290, to make a reservation soon.