Volunteers Needed For Hurricane Victims
Flooded Home Cleanup Projects Under Way
Many houses have been flooded in Wharton County. If it is on your heart to help in the cleanup process of these flooded homes, or to provide meals for those working on the cleanup, contact Kim or Michael Beard at 533-3966. Many people are needed to help in this endeavor.
Event Rescheduled Due To Hurricane Harvey
St. Mary’s Festival Reschedule Oct. 8
The St. Mary’s Parish Annual Festival and Homecoming to be held at the new St. Mary’s Nada Community Center Sunday, Sept. 3 has been rescheduled for Sunday, Oct. 8.
Free Blue Ribbons In Support of Law Enforcement Available At Newspaper
The El Campo Leader-News has blue ribbon for those wishing to show support of local law enforcement. The Wharton County 100 Club is sponsoring the effort. Come by the office, 203 E. Jackson, and pick up free ribbon today.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 6
Davis To Present Program at Heritage Center
Joe Tom Davis will present a program entitled “Old Texana: A Tale of Lost Opportunities” at the El Campo Heritage Center, at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 6. Members and guests are invited to attend.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 7
ECMH Hosts Senior TREK Program
Register for the Senior TREK (Travel, Recreation, Entertainment, Knowledge) Thursday, Sept. 7 at El Campo Memorial Hospital’s conference room, 303 Sandy Corner Road. Come learn about the Senior TREK program and upcoming trips and activities from 9 a.m. until noon. Coffee and snacks will be provided. Also, those attending will have an opportunity to meet ECMH Senior Program Coordinator Carol Wootton. For information, contact Wootton at 533-2390 or Donna Mikeska, marketing coordinator, at 578-5261 or 543-6251 ext. 261.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 9
Texas A&M AgriLife Hosts Childcare Conference
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in partnership with Wharton County Junior College will be hosting an ABC Childcare Conference 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. Childcare providers will be able to receive seven clock hours for CEU’s. Cost is $40 per person and includes a catered meal. Registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 1. For more information call Lori Schindler at 532-3310. Registration forms can be picked up at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office 315 E. Milam in Wharton.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 10
Register Now For ECISD Class Reunion
El Campo High School class of 1967 is holding its 50th reunion, and the classes of 1968 and 1969 are joining in the celebration. Deadline to register to attend is Sept. 10 by calling Becky Chomout, 541-7791 (firstname.lastname@example.org); Cindy Riha, 361-550-1955 (email@example.com); or Chris Wendel, 541-9443 (firstname.lastname@example.org). The reunion will span two days, Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23.
St. Philip Booster Club Hosts Pork Steak Dinner
St. Philip Catholic School Booster Club will have a grilled pork steak dinner on Sunday, Sept. 10. Contact any St. Philip student for tickets.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 12
Coffee With A Cop Coming
El Campo Memorial Hospital and Prasek’s Hillje Smokehouse sponsor Coffee with a Cop 7:30 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12 at the Coffee Bar at Paint Perfection. Come meet the law enforcers and EMS crews. For more call Donna at 578-5261.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 13
Post To Hold Meetings
American Legion Post 251 and Auxiliary Unit 251 will hold their executive meetings Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 7:00 p.m. at the American Legion Hall.
Relay for Life Team Hosts Fundraiser
A Relay for Life Fundraiser will be held at Casa Hernandez. It will be drive through only and hosted from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13. Enchilada plates are $8 each. For tickets, call Elma at 543-6771, Terri at 543-7067 or Carmen at 543-2500.
Knights of Columbus Host Blood Drive
El Campo Community Blood Drive will be hosted by the Knights of Columbus-2490 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the KC Hall. The first 60 donors will get a Showplace 3 Cinema pass and all donors that make a successful donation will receive a pair of type matters socks. Contact Richard Raun for more information at 979-541-3775.
Saturday, Sept. 16
Post To Hold General Meeting Sept. 19
American Legion Post 251 and the Auxiliary Unit 251 will hold their general meeting Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 6:30p.m. at the American Legion Hall.
TOPS Meeting On Weekly Basis
TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Pounds Off Sensibly) will have a weekly chapter meeting from 9 - 10 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Northside Education Center, Room 105. Meetings focus on nutrition, exercise, motivation and wellness education. Those who are interested are welcome to attend.
Chamber Accepting Vendors For Prairie Days
The El Campo Chamber of Commerce is accepting vendor applications for Prairie Days Festival Saturday, Oct. 7 at Alamo Park. The festival welcomes food and craft vendors, along with vendors offering children’s activities. Applications can be picked up at the Chamber office, 01 N. Mechanic. For information, call 543-2713.
CASA Seeks Volunteers
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is looking for volunteers ready to help. Contact Judy Peter for more information at 578-1600.
Manna Meals Offers Food, Fellowship
Manna Meals is offered at no cost every Monday and Thursday from 5 - 6:30 p.m. All are welcome. Meals are prepared then served by local congregations at 500 Foerster (between Fourth and Fifth Streets in El Campo). For more information on this dine-in for all program, please call 505-9362 or email@example.com.
Pilgrim Rest Distributes Commodities
Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church Labor of Love distributes commodities at 7 a.m. the first Thursday of each month. For more information, call 541-7493.
Heritage Center Offers Exercise, Bingo
The Heritage Center, a non-profit organization with a $50 membership fee, is open to men and women 50 and older. The center, open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., offers use of exercise machines, “Silver Sneakers” chair exercise sessions for those 63 years and older, pool table, dominoes, lending library, lap top computers, games, bingo and opportunities to volunteer. Covered dish luncheons are held once a month. The center is located at 803 Fahrenthold.
Legion Hosts Friday Night Bingo
American Legion Post 251 hosts bingo on Fridays, with doors opening at 5 p.m., card sales at 6 p.m. and games at 7 p.m. Snack bar will be open.
Local Library Offers Free Programs
The El Campo Branch Library, 200 W. Church, is open six days a week: Monday 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Programs include story time for children ages 3-5 at 10:15 a.m. each Tuesday and toddler time for those ages 6 months to age 3 at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesdays. For more information about activities, call 543-2362.
Free Services Offered
The Mainstream Connection, a 501 c3 organization offers help with pantry assistance, counseling, immigration cases, waivers, translations, evaluations, reference letters, extreme and unusual hardship letters, residency applications/renewals, citizenship applications, notary services and DACA applications/renewals. Call 832-831-1688.
Leader-News Bulletin Board Listings
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