Planning commission considers requests

PENDLETON - The city's Planning Commission tonight will consider allowing a hair styling salon on residential property at 3203 S.W. Hailey Place.

The commission will meet at 7 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 500 S.E. Dorion Ave.

The commission also will consider a request from James Hatley for a conditional use permit to allow a manufactured home sales lot at 2410 S.W. Court Ave., adjacent to Interstate 84 and west of Southwest Court Avenue.

Bank account set up to help baby

HERMISTON - A premature baby is fighting for her life in a Portland hospital and friends have opened an account at Community Bank to raise funds for the baby and her family.

Nicole Anne Neustel, born three months early on June 23 at Good Shepherd Medical Center, weighed 1 pound, 6 ounces and measured 12 inches. The tiny baby was immediately flown to OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland. Doctors expect the baby to remain hospitalized for at least 12 weeks.

Donations will help defray medical expenses and pay for Nicole's parents, Kris and Elizabeth Neustel, to stay at the Ronald McDonald House in Portland. Other donation sites are set up throughout Hermiston. For more information, call 564-0555 or 571-2365.

Ukiah City Council amends fee schedule

UKIAH - In a brief meeting Tuesday evening,

The Ukiah City Council on Tuesday amended the fee schedule for the Senior Center to $50 for the building and an additional $25 for use of the kitchen. The city also plans to purchase more dinner plates for the center.

The council also heard other reports, including that the fire truck is running well with a new carburetor; annual maintenance has been completed at the sewage lagoons and irrigation with the effluent soon will start; city crew are working on a leak from the water lines somewhere on Hill Street, and may be temporarily shutting valves off in the process.

Gifts enhance Stanfield Cemetery

STANFIELD - The Stanfield Cemetery District received two gifts this month from participants in its flag row memorial project.

Point Man Ministries of Umatilla County donated a POW/MIA flag for the cemetery and Columbia River Monument donated engraving services for plaques placed at the memorial.

Family members may purchase plaques in memory of loved ones for $100.

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