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Three young ladies from around Greene County will compete in the 41st annual Miss Rain Day Scholarship Pageant. Sponsored by Rain Day Scholarship Inc., the competition will begin at 4 p.m. in the Waynesburg Central High School auditorium Sunday, July 28.

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Each year, Baby Rain Day contestants are chosen by the public in the following categories: king, queen, prince and princess. Kings and Queens are from ages 19 months and one day to 5 years old. Prince and Princesses are from one day old to 19 months. Winners in each category are determined by the number of votes received from the public. The contestants’ entries will be displayed at the Special Events Commission booth on Rain Day until 3 p.m.

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One hundred and one years ago, between July 28 and 29, 18 soldiers lost their lives during the battle of Grimpettes Woods, which took place outside of Courmont, France during World War I. All of them were from Greene County. Due to Rain Day, July 29, is a day of celebration in Waynesburg but it is also a day of remembrance.

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WAYNESBURG — Greene County residents will once again flock to downtown Waynesburg on July 29 to celebrate the annual tradition of Rain Day. And those who attend this year’s festivities in hopes of finding a little rain will also find a full slate of activities throughout the day.

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WAYNESBURG – The Central Greene School District continues to be a pathway to the Miss Rain Day title as Loren Schroyer, who will be an eighth-grade student this fall at Margaret Bell Miller Middle School, claimed the title Sunday at the annual pageant, held at Waynesburg Central High School’s auditorium.

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WAYNESBURG – From the first hat bet in 1939 with Pittsburgh sportswriter Al Abrams to last year’s bet with with Bob Huggins, men’s head basketball coach at West Virginia University, many athletes, politicians, musicians, actors and local or regional “celebrities” have been lured into betting a hat that it would not rain on July 29 in Waynesburg.

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When Waynesburg mayor, Brian Tanner, heard Ferris Bueller’s Revenge play during the Pittsburgh Penguins’ ’80s Theme Night at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, he liked what he heard so much he suggested to Athena Bowman, Rain Day special events coordinator, that she book the band for Waynesburg’s annual July 29 celebration.

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WAYNESBURG – For the third year in a row, a Waynesburg Central High School student was crowned Miss Rain Day when Eden Rogers claimed the title Sunday at the annual Miss Rain Day Scholarship Pageant held in the Waynesburg Central High School auditorium.

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It’s been several decades since disco was the craze of night club dance floors. But here we are in 2016, and that unmistakable 70s and 80s disco, funk and dance music will be resurrected at Waynesburg’s Rain Day celebration when “Dancing Queen” takes to the upper stage at 7:30 p.m.

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What builds up our Faith? What tears it down? What is helpful or harmful? This article isn’t about the Faith that secures salvation, but the Faith in God after that. It’s disconcerting that many in the Faith community become disillusioned, disappointed or discouraged when things go bad in th…

Death Notices

DURBIN - Beatrice “Granny” Ann, 79, of Waynesburg, October 29.

GILES - Steven Sewell, 50, of Dunbar, October 27.

HOUSEHOLDER - Tammy Lynn, 35, of Holbrook, October 28.

KOWALCZYK - Pamela Mae, 66, of Carmichaels, October 30.

PHILLIPS - Roger Lee, 61, of Carmichaels, October 31.

RYAN - Duane Anton, 65, of Hershey, formerly of Waynesburg, October 28.

Full obituaries can be purchased and placed through the Regional Obit Center, 800-222-6397.

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