Community briefs

Ville Burn-Off rescheduled for Sept. 6 at Belleview

Do you like to cook ribs and eat them?

Then Rod Harton says Belleview Park in Steubenville is the place to be to get your fill and have some fun when the fourth-annual Ville Burn-off unfolds in that new location.

Originally anticipated to have been held in July, the event is now on the calendar at the rescheduled date of Sept. 6. The rib burnoff moves from three years of having been held at Jim Wood Park to now being held at Belleview Park from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Would-be competitors are encouraged to be a part of the event which in past years has involved the awarding-winning Smoke Shack of Columbus; local two-time champion (2011 and 2012) Baby Boyz BBQ; and Reggie’s Finger-Licking Ribs, the second-place winner in 2013.

For information on competing, contact Harton by phone at (740) 284-2044 or by e-mail at Anyone can participate.

The entry fee is $50 for those just cooking to compete and $75 for those competing but also selling ribs.

Judges will determine the winners with first place and second place each receiving a cash prize and trophy and third place receiving a trophy. Cash prizes will be divided depending on the number of entries.

The event also will include drawings for a variety of prizes, including Cleveland Cavaliers and Pittsburgh Pirates tickets and grills. Winners need not be present.

The family-friendly event also will include games and prizes for children and disc jockey “1 Man Jazz Player, the D-Redd.”

Harton, who enjoys cooking and grilling, said he and his friends once had back-yard, who’s-the-best-cook kind of friendly competitions, which is how this particular event came to be. Harton kicked it up a notch and organized the inaugural Ville Burn-Off in 2011 with plans to keep making it an annual tradition.

Country Friends to host

Highway 9 Band Saturday

Country Friends has announced that the Highway 9 Band will entertain on Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 67 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

The doors open at 6 p.m. Saturday, and the dance starts at 7 p.m.

Mondays and Fridays are jam nights with the last Friday of the month being Gospel Night with a church walk conducted and donations designated to a church or charity.

Doors open at 4 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m. Participants may bring a covered dish for the meal that begins at 5 p.m.

Because of the Labor Day holiday, the Monday meeting will not be held.

Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christian friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity.

For information, call (304) 527-3322 or (304) 479-1270.

Area senior center to now assess membership fee

The Greater Weirton Senior Citizens’ Center will be requiring a membership fee for services and activities beginning Monday.

The annual membership fee is $25 for an individual and $40 for a couple each year.

A daily membership is available for $1 per person per day. Those paying the fee are entitled to participate in any programs and will defray the center’s operating costs.

Dances and fundraisers are not included in the membership fee.

Those wanting to expedite the processing of their membership can mail a check payable to Weirton Senior Citizen’s Center Inc. to 3425 Main St., Weirton, WV 26062.

A membership card will be issued to all those who have paid their annual dues.

Those 55 and older who are interested in becoming a member make take advantage of a free one-day membership to familiarize themselves with the center and the daily activities.

The membership fee has been established because of reductions in funding from the City of Weirton and West Virginia in an effort to maintain the level of services and activities offered.

“Despite the continuing efforts of the board of directors and members to obtain grants and raise funds, revenue from these traditional sources has been decreasing each year, which, in turn, hampers the center’s ability to continue its current hours of operation and level of services,” read the center’s release.

Elks holding steak fry,

organizing dart league

The Weirton Elks Lodge will hold a steak fry and tailgate party, beginning at 4 p.m., Saturday at the lodge.

Six big-screen televisions will be tuned to the West Virginia University and Alabama football game. Tailgate games will be played in the parking lot until the game begins at 8 p.m.

Dinner includes steak, baked potato, vegetable and dessert. The cost is $15. The event is open to members, family and friends. A sign-up sheet is posted at the lodge.

The lodge will hold dart league games, beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays starting Sept. 17 at the lodge located on Main Street, Weirton.

The league is open to all members, family and friends. There is no cost or fee to join. A sign-up sheet is available at the lodge.

An organizational meeting to chose teams and captains will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 10.

Those interested in joining should call the lodge at (304) 748-0565.

Community briefs

Homecoming celebration

at Shaffer Chapel on Sunday

Shaffer Chapel AME Church, McIntyre, located at 1216 township Road 191, Bloomingdale, will host a homecoming celebration on Sunday to the theme “A Family Reunion.”

The celebration will include the 11 a.m. worship service with the Rev. Melody Essex and the Rev. John McCant as guest speaker at the afternoon service beginning at 3 p.m.

A meal will be provided between services. All are welcome to attend.

‘God Makes All Things New’ topic

of upcoming women’s conference

The Faithful Women Conference, “God Makes All Things New,” will be held from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 12 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Paris Presbyterian Church located at 127 Steubenville Pike, Paris, Pa.

Ed and Christy Moore, Joanna and Jim Faillace, Cheryl Zambito, Kelly Waller, Tammy Davis, Jo Ann Jones, Karen Majoris Garrison, Nikki O’Grady Fleming, Laurie Labishak, Julie Nickell, the Honktonk Sweethearts, Chrisagis Brothers, Julie Nickell and Sherry Caudill of Throneroom Ministries and Encounters will lead worship, preach, give testimony, speak and perform music.

Box lunches are available Saturday for $5. Conference tickets are $10. Lunches should be purchased when conference tickets are purchased. There is a limited number of tickets. Tickets may be purchased at the church.

For information, call the church at (724) 729-3450 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Ice cream social Wednesday

at Tiltonsville UMC

Tiltonsville United Methodist Church will host an ice cream social from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

The cost is $5 per person and includes a create-your-own sundae, a piece of cake or pie and a drink. All are welcome to attend.

The church is located at 106 Grandview Ave., Tiltonsville.

Poker run, pasta dinner to help local man

A poker run and spaghetti dinner will be held Sept. 7 to help Henry Mikels, a local man who recently had quadruple bypass heart surgery and lacks insurance, said organizers.

Registration for the poker run will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Weister’s Water Hole Bar and Grill on Eighth Street, Wellsburg, with the run to start at noon and end at 5 p.m. The cost is $15 per motorcyclist and $10 for each rider.

There also will be a spaghetti dinner there from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. The cost is $12, which includes pasta, salad, roll, desert and tea or lemonade.

There will be a 50-50 drawing, Chinese auction and bake sale. For information, call Millie McAdoo at (724) 249-5345.