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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

* Beloved coach and educator Wally Maciel (May-Seal), a role model for generations of local athletes and students, died Monday. He was 88 years old. Maciel spent most of his life in Del Norte County, and was the varsity basketball and baseball coach for the Warriors. He later broadcasted Del Norte High games on the radio for KPOD, and he and his wife Yvonne owned Crescent Bail Bonds. A celebration of life will be scheduled in a few weeks.

* Recommended elected officials’ salaries will be discussed at today’s 10 a.m. meeting of the Curry County Commissioners in the courthouse annex on Moore Street in Gold Beach. The commissioners are also scheduled to conducting the first reading of an ordinance creating the position of county administrative officer.

* The Northern California Community Bloodbank will be back in Crescent City today, with its bloodmobile at Del Norte High School from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In sports news:

* Del Norte High will play host to Heraldsburg in the opening round of the N-C-S Division 4 baseball playoffs, starting at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 for students and senior citizens and no passes will be accepted. Del Norte High’s softball team also reached the playoffs, are the No. 2 seed, and thus have a first-round bye.