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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.

Masonic Lodge

The Sy Harrison Masonic Lodge #70, located at 200 E. Rancho Road in Payson, meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m.

For more information, go online to www.paysonmason.org or contact Tom Jones, secretary, at (928) 474-1305 or (818) 314-9950.

Payson Walkers

The Payson Walkers group invites everyone to join its daily, hour-long walk, mostly on pavement. The start time is 8 a.m. from the following sites: 

Wednesday - Walgreens

Thursday - Payson Public Library

Friday - Home Depot

Saturday - west end of Longhorn

Sunday - Payson Public Library

Monday - Elks Lodge on Airport Road

Tuesday - Parks & Rec office, Green Valley Park.

Rim Country 4 Wheelers

Members of the Rim Country 4 Wheelers (RC4W) invite anyone interested in four-wheel-drive back road travel to join them at 8 a.m. Wednesdays in the Bashas’ shopping center parking lot in front of the Big 5 store.

The level of difficulty may range from easy to moderate. Saturday trips are also scheduled at least once a month. For all trips, have a full tank of gas, lunch, and a lawn chair.

For more information, visit the Web site at www.rimcountry4wheelers.com or call RC4W President Chuck Jacobs at (928) 595-0967.

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 www.ip_usa.org.

New Hope Grief Support Group

The New Hope Grief Support Group, for those who have lost a spouse, meets from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson.

For more information, call (928) 472-9290.

NARFE

The Mogollon Chapter 1235 of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees meets Wednesday, June 25 beginning at 11:30 a.m. ending at 2 p.m. The meeting will be held at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. The guest speaker is Pete Aleshire, the managing editor of the Payson Roundup.

All active and retired federal employees are invited to attend. Please bring non-perishable food items for the Payson Food Bank. Also any new member will receive a free lunch.

For more information, call Dale at (928) 468-6227.

Soroptimists

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.

87 Mountain Biking Club

87 Mountain Biking Club meets at 4 p.m. every Wednesday at the 87 Bike Shop, 907 S. Beeline Highway, Payson.

Members have group trail rides throughout Gila County for every level of rider (beginners to advanced). Everyone is encouraged to join and learn about all the great mountain biking trails Payson and the surrounding area has to offer.

For more information or questions, please call (928) 478-6203.

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.

TOPS 0373

TOPS 0373 Payson (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter meets at the Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson. 

We meet every Thursday morning. Our weigh-in starts at 7 a.m.  Our meeting starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 8:50 a.m. 

We are a non-profit support group for anyone wishing to drop those extra, unhealthy pounds. You gain new friends, along with invaluable information and support in your weight loss journey.  Come check us out! If you have any questions, call Ilona at (928) 472-3331.

Payson Memoir Writers

Members of Payson Memoir Writers meet for lunch at 1 p.m. Thursday in the private dining room at the Crosswinds Restaurant. The organization is currently open to new members. 

The purpose of the meetings is for those in attendance to read from their memoirs, followed by suggestions and encouragement. 

If interested, call Carole for details and to reserve a place at the table, (928) 474-0753.

Kiwanis

Kiwanis at 7 a.m. Thursdays at Tiny’s, except for the first Thursday, when it meets at 6 p.m. at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino. For more information call (602) 510-9431.

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 Thursday of the month at the Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main St. All are welcome.

For more information, contact Carol Wilson, 1-800-293-9393 or Dee Redfield, (928) 970-1298.

Payson Tea Party

The Payson Tea Party hosts two candidates for the Arizona Corporation Commission at its Thursday, June 26 meeting. The group gathers from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Tiny’s, 600 E. Highway 260, Payson.

The speakers, Tom Forese and Doug Little, will share their qualifications and thoughts on this very powerful commission that affects us all.

Payson Flycasters

The Payson Flycasters meet at 9 a.m., Saturday, June 28 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260, Payson.

Come earlier and enjoy breakfast. A speaker from the Arizona Game and Fish Department will report on the recent trout census completed on Canyon Creek.  Members of the club assisted in the capture, count, and return of the fish to the creek process. 

Anyone interested in learning about fly fishing or finding a “buddy” to fish with are always welcome. For more information, call Ric Hinkie, (928) 848-4501. 

Payson Marine Corps League meets at Elks

The Payson Marine Corps League meets at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 28 at the Elks Lodge at the corner of North Highway 87 and Airport Road, Payson.

All active, inactive Marines and FMF Corpsmen in the Payson area are invited to attend the social gathering at 9 a.m. The meeting starts promptly at 10 a.m. For further information, call (602) 708-1011.

Bridge results

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for June 18 were: Ruth Aucott and Judy Fox, first; George Aucott and Steve Fox, second; Sue Chester and Jerri Koch, third.

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

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