Photography club to meet
Join members of the Rim Country Photography/Camera Club at 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 10 to learn about photography in low-light conditions. Please bring five jpeg images on a flash drive to share. The meeting is open to all those interested in photography and there is no charge to attend. The meeting will be held in the home of Harold Rush. Please call him at (928) 474-9673 or (928) 978-1339 for directions and a map.
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.
Rim Country Optimist Club
The Rim Country Optimist Club works in a variety of ways to help youth in the community. Through fund-raising events, activities, scholarships and financial support, members strive to expand and enhance opportunities for young people of all ages.
The Optimist Club usually meets the second Monday of each month at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino’s Cedar Ridge Restaurant starting at 5:15 p.m., at which time members have dinner, often followed by a speaker at 6 p.m.
The next meeting is March 10. The program is about state and international Optimist Club programs, which can be utilized to benefit youth. The Arizona Optimist Club State Governor Kathleen Paulson and State Foundation Representative Sandy Williams, both from Yuma, will be presenting this information.
All are invited to attend and learn about Optimists.
A business meeting will be held after the program. For further information about the club or future events, contact Joan Young, president, at (928) 472-2264 or go online to www.rimcountryoptimist.com.
The club’s 8th All Community Annual Fishing Festival will take place at Green Valley Park from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 29.
Beginning in April, the Rim Country Optimist Club will continue meeting at Mazatzal Casino Cedar Ridge meeting room, but on the fourth Monday instead of the second Monday.
Payson Area Singles
The Payson Area Singles is a social group for men and women of all ages. Get out of the house for its weekly breakfast at 9 a.m. Tuesdays at Tiny’s, 600 E. Hwy. 260, Payson. Come find out what activities are planned or suggest something new.
On Sunday, March 30, members will celebrate all March birthdays by carpooling down to Jakes Corner to eat out and enjoy the Jam Session, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information on this and other activities, call Nadine at (928) 476-4659.
Democratic Women meet
The Democratic Women of Rim Country meet at noon, Tuesday, March 11 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260 Payson. The featured speaker will be Dick Miller from Americans United for the Separation of Church and State.
For more information, call Pat at (928) 472-4700 or Carol at (928) 468-1115.
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.
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.
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.
Women’s Rights are Human Rights
International Woman’s Day is March 8. On this date, women, men, girls and boys will gather at events around the world to celebrate achievements made in the struggle for women’s rights, to show solidarity with women and children worldwide, and to tackle the challenges that remain ahead. This date also marks the beginning of Payson Amnesty International’s Spring Campaign: Women’s Rights are Human Rights.
We have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of women and girls around the world by ensuring women and girls have access to their basic human rights: to access the full range of health services that they need to live a safe and healthy life and making sure women and girls can enjoy their basic human right to live lives free from violence or the threat of violence.
Join members of Payson Amnesty International as they plan local events to raise awareness about the human rights violations facing women and children all over the world.
Payson Amnesty International Chapter meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, March 10 at Payson United Methodist Church, 414 Easy St. For more information, call Penny at (928) 978-1268.
Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club March 4 were: Kay Houghton, first; Mary Kemp, second; Betty Mashl, 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 Mary Kemp at (928) 468-1418 for reservations and information.
Payson Pro Rodeo Committee
Payson Pro Rodeo Committee meets the second Tuesday of every month in the Swiss Village Best Western’s conference building at 6 p.m. New members welcome.
For information, call (928) 472-7294.
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 www.paysonposse.org.
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 9 a.m. Wednesdays in the Bashas’ shopping center parking lot in front of the Big 5 store.
The route and destination may be prescheduled or may be decided on the spot; the level of difficulty may range from easy to moderate. Saturday trips are also scheduled at least once a month and are usually decided on at the previous month’s meeting. 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.
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.
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.