April 2008 Newsletter



Dufur City Council Meeting 7:00pm Tuesday, April 8th.

These meetings are open to the public.

Ambulance meeting on April 1st and 15th.

Park Board meeting on April 14th. Dufur Park Board Meeting – 7:00pm, Monday, March 10th.

The Park is advertising for a 2008 Summer Pool Manager. For information contact Dufur City Hall at 467-2349 or write Dufur Recreation District, PO Box 253, Dufur, OR 97021.

Threshing Bee Board meeting April 16th at 7:00pm.

Dufur Historical Society meeting on April 10th at 6:00pm.


Grace Covenant Church:

The first Saturday of every month is the Men’s Prayer Breakfast held in the Fellowship Room at the back of the church. It is opened to the public, there is no charge for the food, and the cooks are excellent! Please enter at the side door on 7th Street. All are welcomed.

Sunday Service at 11:00am.

St. Alphonsus:

Sunday Mass is 8:30am, Sacrament of Reconciliation before Mass.
Thursday morning Mass 8:30am.

Thank you to all of our supporters of the St. Patrick’s Day 2nd Annual Dinner.

The Methodist Church:

*****Concert*****featuring John Neilson, piano recording artist, Sunday, April 20th at 3:00pm. Love offering is suggested. Cookies and coffee after the concert.

Sunday service at 11:00am.

Christian Community Church:

Memorial Service for Lucille Underhill on Saturday, April 26th at 2:00pm.

The community “Cosmic City” Vacation Bible School will be held this year June 9th through 13th and is for Preschool through 6th grade. Open to all in the community.

April 13th, Sunday, at 4:00pm s a meeting for the Vacation Bible School. Anyone who is interested in being involved, Please contact Michelle Peterson at 467-2590 or the church office if you have questions or would like information.

After School Clubs are held on each Wednesday from 3:30 to 5:00 except on School early release days. Open to all children in the community.

Junior High Youth Group meets Sunday evening, 6:30pm, in the Church basement. Open to all in the community.

Two Sunday services at 9:00am and 10:30am.


April 10, 2008 – meeting at City Hall.at 6:00pm.

May 1, 2008 – Museum Opens
Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00am—5:00pm

May 3, 2008 – Dinner and Book Signing by Steve Arndt, author of: “Roads Less Traveled in Southwest Oregon”, “Roads Less Traveled in North Central Oregon”, and “Northwest Oregon Guide to Back Roads”.

May 17, 2008 – 5:00pm – Annual Steak Feed


The passing of the tax initiative to support our county/community libraries has made it possible to begin replacing the long outdated and worn copies of books. New titles, new subjects, and general expansion of the collection can be checked out by the community at large. The library also has a rotating collection from The Dalles/Wasco County Library available for check out. The library is open Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00pm and during the day Monday through Friday, but it is required that you check in at the school office before going to the library. All those with preschool children might check out the wonderful full shelves of traditional and contemporary books for the young ones.

On Fridays during the school year is a pre-kindergarten story time for reading and doing crafts – 10:30am at the library.

Tax forms: available through the school library web site: www.dufur.k12.or.us Look for resources on the left side menu under gov’t sites then click on tax forms.


The Ramsey Grange Master, Duane Powell, has called for a countywide meeting the first Sunday in April at 1:00pm to discuss ways to stimulate more attendance and activities at the local granges.

Don’t forget the 1st Sunday of each month is the Jam Session at Ramsey Grange from 3:00 to 6:00. The wonderful homemade pies and cakes with coffee help support the Music Department at the Dufur School.


The Lions Club mans the recycling center on a volunteer basis on Saturday mornings between 10:00 and 12:00. If there is not a volunteer available, the center will not be opened. If closed, it is asked that people do not leave their recyclables anyway as they get blown over the area and are a lot of work to pick up.

A reminder that newspaper recycling is in the green shed behind Kramer’s Market.


Volunteer Ambulance group meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 7:00pm at the City Hall.

Volunteer Fire group meets at City Hall the1st Tuesday evening at 7:00pm, and last Saturday morning at 10:00am.


There is an upcoming bond measure for our school and public discussions will start taking place around April 7th at 6:00pm at the Dufur School. This is for a $3.5 million dollar bond to remodel the kitchen/cafeteria/shop/ and additional high school classrooms.


Need help with your income tax forms? AARP is available for help at the Senior Center in The Dalles on Fridays, 4:00pm to 6:00pm and on Saturdays. Please call them for further information and times. Come early and get on the sign-up sheet. They will then electronically file for you. You need to file this year to get in on the money the Federal gov’t is distributing.

Tai Chi -

There is good news for Tai Chi enthusiasts and would-be Tai Chi Enthusiasts: There will be no Tai Chi class until April 16 because class leader, Wendy Schaefer, will be out of town, but a new 12 week class will begin April 29! Wendy will be attending a special Tai Chi trainers class at Celilo Center in The Dalles April 11 and 12 and then will be even better equipped to lead the class into the future. All interested persons are welcome to join Wendy April 16, 10 a.m. at the Catholic Church Hall in Dufur. Participants will have two weeks to brush up on their Tai Chi form before the new class begins. Instructor for the class beginning April 29 will be Brad Stevens who taught the Dufur class during the first twelve week class. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese physical art that is helpful for maintaining and improving balance and strength for people of all ages. Call Wendy at 467-2610 after April 12 to enroll in class.

Knitting – The Dufur Knitting Group meets at the Community Library (at the School) on Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00pm. If you don’t know how to knit, we can teach you. We have extra needles and yarns for newcomers to the craft to use for learning. Our community library has been pulling in new knitting books and titles, so check out what we have before buying! So far we are a group of all ages. Come and join us for a fun evening of knitting, learning and socializing.

Shawl Ministry – Shawls are collected by Sr. Patricia Pfenning and Barbara Garner. If you have a person who is in need of a prayer shawl, comfort shawl, lap robe—-we have them. They are knitted and crocheted by people in our community and Wamic. Anyone interested in knitting or crocheting prayer or comfort shawls, please contact Sr. Patricia or Barbara for patterns and particulars. Also, there are several in the Thursday Night Library knitting group that also do the shawls as their project. Come and find a pattern.

Quilting – the quilters have a class with Corliss Marsh on the 1st Monday of the month at the Catholic Hall at 10:00 am. They also meet most Modes at the Hall to sew and finish projects. This is a very knowledgeable group for any interested in quilting.

Garden Club – The April meeting is Tuesday the 8th at the Catholic Hall at 1:30pm (1st and Church Sts). Roll Call: Name a soil amendment you use and why you use it. Program: ADDED INGREDIENTS, a review of lasagna gardening and other soil amendment strategies. Presenters: Fred and Patricia Paige, Master Gardeners and Garden club members from Mt. Hood.

China Painting – The china painters meet every Tuesday at 10:00am at the Catholic Hall to paint and socialize.

Senior News -



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