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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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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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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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WAYNESBURG — On Sunday, a 16-year-old Waynesburg Central High School junior became the 42nd young woman to be crowned Miss Rain Day, ending Carmichaels Area High School’s three-year year run of laying claim to the title.

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WAYNESBURG — Those who enjoy a variety of music from the last four decades will be in for a treat when Stonestreet, a top-40 band from Charleston, W.Va., takes to the main stage to wrap up a long day of good food and entertainment at this year’s Rain Day.

Pitt-Johnstown senior and Jefferson-Morgan graduate Brendan Howard received PSAC Wrestling All-Conference first-team honors as the top wrestler at 125 pounds.

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In the old days, church pastors frowned on their church members staying home to watch television preachers Rex Humbard, Jerry Falwell or Robert Schuller. The sick and the very elderly were typically pardoned, but that was as far as grace was extended. The vast majority of churches across the…

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In today’s current social climate and in like years past, there is great concern, in some cases panic, over the direction of our country and health scares. We can’t let fear or misplaced faith rule the day or our future.

Death Notices

HAKY - David A., 61, of Mather, March 24.

KING - Thomas W. “Tom,” 86, of Spraggs, March 27.

PAVICK - Dr. Thomas Peter, 78, of Waynesburg, March 25.

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

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