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Payson Walkers

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.

Payson Area Singles

The Payson Area Singles is a social group for men and women of all ages. There are no dues and no pressure.

The group meets at Jake’s Corner from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, March 30 to enjoy the jam session.

There is a weekly breakfast at 9 a.m., Tuesday at Tiny’s, 600 E. Highway 260. Everyone is invited to come find out what activities are planned or suggest something new.

On the second Friday of the month, members gather for a fish fry at the American Legion at 5 p.m.

On the third Tuesday of the month will be dinner at Sal and Teresa’s Mexican Restaurant at 5 p.m.

For more information, call Nadine at (928) 476-4659.

New AA meeting

A new open AA meeting, Principles Before Personalities, will be held from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., Tuesday, April 1 through Friday, April 4 at the Mogollon Health Alliance activity building, 308 E. Aero Drive. Call (928) 474-8779 for information.

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.

PAWS to meet

The Payson Area Woofers Society (PAWS) monthly meeting is at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 2 at the Payson Library community room.  Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Payson Area Stroke Survivors

The 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., the first Wednesday of the month (April 2) at the Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, across from Walmart.

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

PWGA Nine-Hole Club

The Payson Women’s Golf Association Nine Hole Club will begin its 2014 season play Thursday, April 3 at Payson Golf Course. The “Payson Niners” play every Thursday morning beginning April 3 through October, with springtime tee times of 9 a.m. Any women golfers interested in joining the league should call Ann at (928) 468-6686 or (602) 540-2576 or Mary at (928) 951-2017.

Arizona Cactus Navy luncheon

An informal get-together of Navy and Coast Guard veterans in the Payson area is held on the first Thursday of each month (April 3) 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 among fellow vets of World War II, Korea, Vietnam, other conflicts, and peacetime naval service. For questions, please call (928) 970-0066.

Genealogy Society

The Northern Gila County Genealogy Society will host speaker Stan Garner at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3 at the Society’s Library, 302 E. Bonita Drive. His program will be on “Railroads and Their Impact on the Civil War.”

Garner is the founder of The Train Source, Inc. (formerly Short Line Enterprises, Inc.), a motion picture consulting and train coordinating company, and is the operator and marketing representative for the company’s privately owned railroad car, the Pony Express. He is a member of the American Association of Private Railroad Car Owners (AAPRCO). He is also a member of the Railroad Passenger Car Alliance (RPCA).

Mountain Village Foundation

The Mountain Village Foundation will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, April 3 at MamaJoe’s Restaurant in Strawberry. 

Gather at 5:30 p.m. for socializing and ordering dinner. 

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. for a discussion of fund-raising projects and other items of importance. 

Please call Christy at (928) 476-2239 with any questions.

High Country Garden Club

The monthly meeting of the High Country Garden Club is 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 3 at the fellowship hall of the First Southern Baptist Church, located at the corner of Colcord and Bonita Street, Payson.

The guest speaker will be club member Cathy Hicken, who will be discussing companion planting, which can be defined as beneficial grouping of plants to help discourage insects, attract beneficial insects, flavor enhancing or providing nutrients to the soil and plants. 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.

Pine/Strawberry Fuel Reduction

Pine/Strawberry Fuel Reduction, Inc. will hold its next meeting at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 5 in the Cultural Hall on Highway 87 in Pine.  Everyone is encouraged to attend.  

The newest board member will be introduced. There will be a question and answer time regarding this year’s brush pick-up program and a preview of the 2014 Fire on the Rim Mountain Bike Race. Also on the agenda is the status of the Trails Project since the last public meeting.

Tuesday Bridge Club

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club for March 25 were: Betty da Costa, first; Flo Moeur, 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.

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