October 2011 Newsletter



Dufur City Council Meeting Tuesday, October 11th.
Dufur Park Board Meeting -  Monday, October 10th.
Volunteer Ambulance meeting -  Tuesdays, October 4th and 18th.

These meetings are open to the public.


Dufur Harvest Festival:  Saturday, October 29th, 2011 in Downtown Dufur from 11:00am to 5:00pm.  Activities are:

Pie Contest Games
Costume Contest Costume Photos
Pumpkin Carving Pumpkin Painting
Big Pumpkin Weigh in Bonfire, Hot Dogs
Music High Ride

Come and join the fun!

The Dufur Food Pantry:  The Dufur Food Pantry is in need of donations.  With the economy and jobs (or lack of) as they are, the pantry is seeing many users, and is filling the needs of our community in these trying times.  Anyone who is willing to help out, the pantry always needs toilet paper, laundry soap and other nonfood items since they cannot be bought with food stamps.  Food items needed are coffee, spaghetti sauce, cereal, and staples such as flour, sugar, rice.  There is a freezer and we take venison, etc.  Please contact Pat Roberts at 541-467-2249.

Mobile Library: The mobile library comes to Potlatch every two weeks.   The librarian from The Dalles Library is at Potlatch from about noon to 12:45, and she brings a good selection of books, cd’s and videos.


Grace Covenant Church:

Sunday Services:  Church Service at 11:00am, Sunday School at 9:45am.  Evening Service at 6:30pm.

Wednesday Prayer and Fellowship at 7:00pm.

The first Saturday of every month is the Men’s Prayer Breakfast held 8:00am 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.

St. Alphonsus Catholic Church:

The October schedule is as follows:

Sunday Vigil Mass at 7:00pm, preceded by Rosary, 6:30pm.

Sacrament of Reconciliation every Saturday before Mass or by appointment— Fr Fabian’s cell phone is 541-279-9885.

Thursday Morning Mass is at 8:30am.

Mass time may be verified by calling Pat Roberts, 541-467-2249.

United Methodist Church:

Sunday morning Services at 11:00am.

Open to the Public:  On October 30th after the 11:00am Services there will be a potluck and bingo.  Come in costume if you want, but it is not required!

Dufur Christian Church:

Sunday Services at 10:00am, Adult Sunday School Class,  at 9:00am.


From the Librarian:

Technology in the Library
Maintaining technology is one of the goals of the school and the library district.  The following are examples that support this goal:

It is now possible to request books from home.  By logging in on the GorgeLINK website you can request books from any of the libraries in the library district.  The courier delivers on Tuesdays.  Contact us for you library card number and pin

Overdue notices can be sent to your e-mail address eliminating snail mail.  Come in or call the library and we can set this up for you

A new computer provided by the Wasco County Library Services District was added to the library for patron use

Audio books are available online through Library2Go.  If you are interested in listening to books, the library has MP3 players available for this purpose


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 log cabin is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to 4:00pm.  In the log cabin itself there is now a quilting frame with a quilt that shows the room as it would have been used.  There are some gift items remaining and are in the Metzentine Bldg.  Nancy and Mike Gibson have made some new displays that are well worth seeing also in the Metzentine Bldg.


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.




Oct 5 – Sausage Gravy/Biscuits

Oct 12 – Roast Pork

Oct 19 – Salisbury Steak

Oct 26 – Chicken Pot Pie

The menus are subject to change depending on what is available.

AA Meetings

AA meetings are held in the Dufur Christian Church basement Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

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.

Quilting Club

The Quilting Club has again started for the season with Corliss Marsh as the instructor!  Newcomers interested in joining this fun group should give Gwen a call and find out what materials are needed for the next block.  You will need to bring a sewing machine and equipment along with appropriate fabric.  Lunch is brown bag.  Cost is $10.

New quilters are welcome.  For more information call Patricia at 467-2678 or Gwen at 467-2204.


Garden Club – the Meeting is Tuesday, October 11th at 1:30pm in the Catholic Hall on the corner of 1st Street & Church St.  Our hostesses are Catherine Lancaster and Dee Waite.

Visitors and potential new members are always welcome.

For more information call our President, Christy Harrah, 541-467-2381.
China Painting -  The group meets every Tuesday at 10:00am at the Catholic Hall to paint and socialize until 2:00pm or so.  Bring a brown bag lunch.

There is a workshop coming up in October in Portland with Nancy Benedetti, a teacher from California.

Anyone who has a project, whether it be a craft or hobby, and is interested in joining us, you are most welcome.
Tai Chi: Tai Chi anyone??  Wendy Schaefer teaches Tai Chi on Wednesday afternoons at 1:30pm in the Catholic Hall.  Come one and all for an excellent exercise!  For any questions, call Wendy at 541-467-2610.
Dufur Adult Ukulele class: Dufur Community Orchestra meets each Monday from 1 to 2pm at Dufur City Hall.  A small number of ukuleles are currently available for rent at $10 per month.  The group is led by Wendy Schaefer, a certified “Level One” teacher by the James Hill Ukulele Initiative, a program to train music educators to use the ukulele for instruction.  Call Wendy if you  have questions: 541-397-0775.

Balch Hotel - Balch Supper Club!  Menu on www.BalchHotel.com soon. Must sign up in advance.  Wine tasting, great food, and super table conversation. Email Samantha at Samantha@BalchHotel.com if you’d like to be included in the e-newsletter for the hotel.

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