Clubs And Organizations, March 4



Glen McCombs

High Country Garden Club meets Thursday

Glen McCombs of Plant Fair Nursery will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the High Country Garden Club at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 6 in the fellowship hall of the First Southern Baptist Church, located at the corner of Colcord and Bonita Street, Payson. He will demonstrate how to transplant plants and propagate plant cuttings.

All those interested in gardening are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served after the presentation. For more information, contact Carol Blann at (928) 978-3881.

Payson Walkers

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

Wednesday – Walgreens

Thursday – library, Rumsey Park

Friday - Home Depot

Saturday – west end of Longhorn

Sunday – library, Rumsey Park

Monday – Elks Lodge on Airport Road

Tuesday – parks & rec office, Green Valley Park.

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.

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.

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 If you prefer, you can call President Jim McIntyre at (602) 809-4716.

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

Card players wanted

The Saving Graces of Payson — a Canasta card-playing group — is looking for a few ladies who enjoy fun, laughter and friendship.

This Red Hat group meets at 10 a.m. the first Wednesday of every month at the Crosswinds Restaurant patio room. There is a break for lunch around noon and play and resumes after lunch. Anyone interested in joining will be welcomed. You do not need to know how to play, the members will be happy to teach the game.

Please contact Queen Mum Ann-Marie at (928) 468-8585; please leave a message if there’s no answer.

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.

PAWS meeting

The Payson Area Woofers Society (PAWS) meets at 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 5 at the Payson Library meeting room.

Dr. Christensen from Payson Pet Care is the guest speaker and the topic is pet nutrition.

Refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome to attend.

Payson Area Stroke Survivors

Payson Area Stroke Survivors is a support group for stroke survivors and their caregivers. It meets from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 5 at the Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Hwy., across from Walmart.

For information call Cyndi at (928) 970-0320.

Bridge results

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for Feb. 26, were: Hallie Jackman and Larry Hoecker, first; Eleanor Love and Sharon Vaplon, second; Sherry Proctor and Myrtle Warter tied for third with Diane Bricker and Teri Jimerson.

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

Nazarene Church hosts missionary

Dr. Stephanie Doenges, a missionary doctor to Papua New Guinea, will speak at the Payson First Nazarene Church, 200 E. Tyler Parkway Wednesday, March 5.  Dr. Doenges works primarily in the maternity ward and will show pictures of her experiences. 

There will be a potluck dinner before the program at 6 p.m.  Everyone is invited to attend and bring a salad, vegetable, or dessert. A freewill offering will be received.

Rim Country Classic Auto Club

The Rim Country Classic Auto Club (RCCAC) holds its monthly meetings at 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260 in Payson. For information, call Steve Fowler at (928) 478-6676.

Learn about using military records

Val Sullivan will offer the program, “Introduction to Fold3 Military Records” at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 6 at the Genealogy Library, 302 E. Bonita Street.

Fold3 is a subscription Web site devoted to military records of several wars in which the United States has fought.

There will be a free, hands-on workshop from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 12 in the Payson LDS Family History Center (FHC) for those who attended the March 6 program.

Although the Web site is a subscription site, it is available for free at the Payson LDS Family History Center. Pre-registration at the FHC will be required as there are only 10 computers available. If there are not enough computers for the number signing up, the computer portion of the workshop will be repeated a second time at a date to be determined.

Be prepared for this workshop by bringing all the names of your ancestors that served in the Civil War (for the North or South); dates and places would be helpful if you know them.

Lost Loves

Lost Loves, a support group for adults who have lost a loved one through suicide, meets from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., the first Thursday of each month at the Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson. Adults suffering from such a loss are welcome to attend the group sessions which are free of charge. The group is facilitated by a professional counselor an da survivor of suicide loss.

Please contact Elizabeth at (928) 468-2133 for more information.


Kiwanis now meets at 6 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino and at 7 a.m. at Tiny’s on the other Thursdays. For more information call (602) 510-9431.

Mountain Village Foundation

Mountain Village Foundation will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, March 6 at MamaJoe’s Restaurant in Strawberry.

Members gather between 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. for socializing. MamaJoes features several wonderful $8 dinner specials.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. There are many important issues up for discussion. Please join us.

Questions can be directed to Christy, (928) 476-2239.

Computer group meets

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

The meeting topic is “Favorite Web sites” and club president Ray will share the Web sites he uses and teaches about in his class at GCC.  Members will also be asked to share either their own webpage or the ones they use the most.  Club general meetings are held the first Friday of each month except for August, with a member Fix-It meeting held mid-month.

For more information, e-mail the club secretary at or visit the Club’s website at

Rim Country Corvettes

Rim Country Corvettes is not a formal club with meetings, dues, etc. It is a group of Corvette owners from the Rim Country who enjoy driving their special cars and meeting new Corvette owners with the same interests.

There is a monthly run that members are alerted to via the Internet, with a meeting location in Payson and other details.

Anyone interested in joining this group can contact organizers via e-mail: Don and Jeannie McLaughlin, or Bill and Marilynn Berggrenn, Send your name, address, phone number, year of Corvette and e-mail address.


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