Clubs And Organizations


Payson Elks

The Payson Elks Lodge #2154, 1206 N. Beeline Highway, has Friday dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and is open to members and their guests.

Bingo is on Sunday. Doors open at noon and the game starts at 1 p.m. Bingo is open to the public.

Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

For more information, call the Lodge at (928) 474-2572.

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: 

Saturday - west end of Longhorn

Sunday - Payson Public Library

Monday - Elks Lodge on Airport Road

Tuesday - Parks & Rec office, Green Valley Park

Wednesday - Walgreens

Thursday - Payson Public Library

Friday - Home Depot.

Tai Chi and Qigong

Tai Chi and Qigong classes are offered at 9 a.m. Saturdays at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church parish hall, 1000 N. Easy St., Payson.

The program is especially designed for seniors 50 or older, but is beneficial for all ages. There is no charge, but donations are accepted to help the church with utility bills.

For details, call (928) 478-6032.

Special Bible study

Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane, Payson, is holding a special Bible study at regular Sunday services.

Rim residents and visitors are invited to join the journey through The Story and learn how we fit into God’s plan for us. This week’s theme is God Builds a Nation.

The Story unfolds at Shepherd of the Pines at 10 a.m. Sundays. If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Pastor Steve De Santo at (928) 474-5440.

Payson Area Singles

The Payson Area Singles is a social group for men and women of all ages. 

Join the group:

May 11 at Jake’s Corner from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for the jam session.

May 13 for its weekly breakfast at 9 a.m. at Tiny’s, 200 E. Highway 260.

May 22 for a potluck at Willow Springs Lake.

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

Overeaters Anonymous

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.

Get barbecue tickets

Sy Harrison Masonic Lodge will have its Anual Deep Pit BBQ at 200 E. Rancho Road starting at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 17 and it will continue until the food runs out. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12. The meal includes Deep Pit BBQ, coleslaw, beans, desserts and non-alcoholic beverages.The Masons are also taking advance orders for BBQ Brisket only at $7 per pound. To place an order, call (928) 978-3192 by Thursday, May 15 for pick-up after noon on Saturday, May 17.

Scouting adventures

Scouting adventures await boys ages 7 to 18 with Pack 7354. While the group meets at the Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, it is nondenominational and provides a true scouting experience with lots of outdoor activities and the opportunity to learn skills. Both the Pack and Troop meet at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church fellowship hall, 507 W. Wade Lane, Payson. For details, call (928) 950-4576.

Photographers meet

Members of the Rim Country Photography/Camera Club will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, May 12.

This month, Steve Bingham will present “A Better Way to Dodge and Burn.” Dodging and burning are photographic techniques describing traditional darkroom methods for brightening and darkening tones in an image. Now digital image contrast can be improved using these techniques in Photoshop.

Bingham has a Master of Science degree from Brooks Institute, is a 40-year professional photographer and taught photography for 33 years.

The meeting is open to all those interested in photography and there is no charge to attend. The meeting is temporarily at the home of Harold Rush. Please call him at (928) 474-9673 or (928) 978-1339 for directions and a map.

Pro Rodeo Committee

Payson Pro Rodeo Committee meets the second Tuesday of every month in the Swiss Village Quality Inn (formerly Best Western) conference building at 6 p.m. New members welcome.

For information, call (928) 472-7294.

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.

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.

Beyond Limits

Beyond Limits will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 13 at First Assembly of God Church, 1100 W. Lake Drive, Payson (next to Green Valley Park).

A great evening of music and inspiration will follow a delicious free dinner. Family members, caregivers and service providers are always welcome.

Beyond Limits is an interdenominational Christian group for adults with developmental disabilities, age 18 and older. The ministry, which began in 2005, is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit charitable organization. For questions or further information, or if your church would like to host a monthly meeting, call Mark or Jennie Smith at (928) 468-8434.

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 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

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.

Library Friends of Payson host speaker

The Library Friends of Payson will host Star Valley veterinarian Dr. Alan Hallman Monday, May 19.

Hallman will speak about his experiences providing veterinary services for sled dogs in the Iditarod and the Yukon Quest 1000 Mile Sled Dog Races. Hallman has a special interest in sled dog medicine, and he calls working sled dogs the “world’s finest athletes.”

After receiving his degree from Kansas State University in 1985, he opened his clinic in Star Valley and has been in the Rim Country for 30 years. He is a life member of the International Sled Dog Veterinary Medicine Association, which focuses on researching the amazing physiology of sled dogs.

The Library Friends of Payson meeting, held in the library meeting room, starts with a short business meeting at 10 a.m., and the program will begin at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to both the business meeting and the free program. A special invitation is extended to homeschoolers and their families.

For more information, call the library at (928) 474-9260.

Bridge results

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club for May 6 were: Betty Mashl, first; Mary Spencer, second; Kay Hutchinson, third.

Winners for April 29 were: Bonnie Sheldon, first; Flo Moeur, second; Betty da Costa, third.

Play is at 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Majestic Rim, 310 E. Tyler Parkway, Payson. Area residents and guests are welcome. Call Mary Spencer, (928) 468-8856 for reservations and information.

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for April 30 were: Ruth Aucott and Judy Fox, N/S, Joan and Harry Young, E/W, first; Diane Bricker and Teri Jimerson, N/S, Mary Kastner and Tim Demaray, E/W, second; Kay Hutchinson and Kent Teaford, N/W, Eleanor Love and Wanda Sitz, E/W, third.

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


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