City Closed Monday


The City of El Campo offices and other governmental buildings will be closed Monday, Jan. 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Offices will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, Jan. 19.


Bingo Games Resume

El Campo American Legion Bingo will resume bingo games on Friday, Jan. 22. According to CDC guidelines, seating will be limited. Social distancing will be practiced and face masks are required. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and card sales start at 6 p.m. with games beginning at 7 p.m. Snack bar and bar will be open.


SUNDay, january 17


Hall Holds Annual Tournament

The 69th Texas State Championship Domino Tournament will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 321 US-77, Sunday, Jan. 17. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. and playing will begin at 9 a.m. sharp. A barbecue dinner will be served in the hall for players and spectators. For more information, call 361-798-2311 or visit Due to COVID-19, The Wild Game Supper and Big Buck Contest Expo have been rescheduled for early October 2021. Drawings will still take place at the K of C Hall on Friday, Jan. 22 for the 75 guns, Kawasaki Mule and five guns to be given away and all winners will be notified. Tickets are still available. For questions and more information contact 361-798-5934.


saturday, january 30


Chili Bowl Super Bowl

The El Campo Bowling Center is holding a Chili Bowl Super Bowl on Saturday, Jan. 30. Check in is at 8 a.m. with the bowling tournament beginning at noon. There will be a two-person tailgate with auctions and awards at 2 p.m. The event will hold a cook off, car show, washer tournament, whiskey wagon, 50/50 raffle with live and silent auctions. For more information, contact Abby Freeman at 832-465-2519.


covid cancellations

The 2021 Western Rice Belt Consumer’s Conference has been canceled due to the current Covid-19 situation. The Consumer’s Conference Committee sincerely hopes that the conference will resume in 2022. The Producer’s Conference will be held virtually.

annual mlk service/march

The annual MLK service and march has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, if cases go down the celebration may take place in the summer. If anyone is interested in donating to the Wharton County MLK Scholarships , which are given to local students of all races annually, send a donation to: MLK SCHOLARSHIP - Vivian Wyatt or Mozelle Stephens at P.O. Box 84 Glen Flora, Tx 77443. 




Manna Meals Pick-Up Only

Manna Meals is offered at no cost 5 - 6:30 p.m. every Monday and Thursday in a convenient drive-through at 500 Foerster (between Fourth and Fifth) in El Campo. Meals are prepared by members of local congregations. For information, call 505-9362 or 


Rotary Club of El Campo

Collecting Sneakers

El Campo Rotarians are taking up a collection of used and new sneakers to give to a non-profit, Got Sneakers, in an effort to help those in other countries who have no shoes at all. The local club will receive $3 for each new pair of sneakers and $1 for each pair in good condition. Money will be donated to Polio Plus. Boxes are located at City Hall, the Civic Center, the El Campo Leader-News and the Northside Education Center. Another box will be added to St. Philip Catholic School after the holidays. The drive will continue through January.


Pilgrim Rest Distributes 


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.




Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board is a community service to promote one-time events for nonprofit organizations. The Leader-News requests only one representative submit items with contact information. Items will be edited. Event submissions will run no more than four editions immediately prior to the event as space permits. Garage sale fund-raisers and raffles do not qualify. All items submitted must arrive no later than 3 p.m. Mondays for the Wednesday edition and 3 p.m. Thursdays for the Saturday edition. Digital submissions must be text that can be edited and pasted (no pdfs or fliers). Email: No voice mail submissions.

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