Members of the Bluebonnet Extension Education Club are currently selling pecans and other assorted nuts. The last day to place an order is Wednesday, Sept. 30 by calling one of the following members: Donna Shimek, 320-7850; Cynthia Priesmeyer, 578-1867; Genevieve Hicks, 240-9700 and Norma Korenek, 541-6356. All proceeds will be used for various projects the club supports. Orders will be in before Thanksgiving.




The El Campo Police Department is once again participating in the “National Medication Take Back Program.” The Drug Enforcement Agency, DEA, started the program as a way for citizens to properly dispose of expired or unwanted medications. The program is simple. Anybody wanting to dispose of their medication just walks into the El Campo Public Safety building at 1011 West Loop, drops the medication into a secure bin and leaves. The bin is located inside the lobby. The bin is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need assistance with dropping off the medication, 8 a.m. - 5.p.m Monday - Friday, simply call the police department at 543-5311 and someone will assist you. No questions asked and no paperwork. The medication will be turned over to the DEA for proper disposal. The collection started Sept. 14 and ends at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24. The following items are accepted in the program: prescription patches, prescription medication, prescription ointments, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, medications for animals and vape pens. The batteries MUST BE REMOVED from the vape pen. The following items are NOT accepted in the program: any type of needles, inhalers, thermometers, hydrogen peroxide or any aerosol cans.




31st Annual Under The Wire Fly-In

The annual Under the Wire Fly-In will be held Friday, Sept. 18 through Sunday, Sept. 20 at Flying V Ranch located at 204 Stearman Dr. in Louise. For information regarding flying, contact Robbie at 641-3321 or email


Saturday, September 19


Strike Out For Parkinson’s

The 2nd Annual Strike Out Parkinson’s fundraiser has been moved to the El Campo Bowling Center for Saturday, Sept. 19. Doors will open at 10 a.m. and it will be $20 for three games. To sign up and play, contact Terri Quinn at 533-2109 or email Raffle tickets and pulled pork meal tickets will be sold. Also there will be a silent auction. There is no charge for Ricebird Baseball/Ladybird Softball Alumni who have previously registered, and anyone can bowl. All proceeds go to Team Fox for Parkinson’s research. 



Annual Member Meeting

El Campo Youth Baseball will be holding its annual member meeting to elect board of directors at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 21 in the Diamond Club at Zlotnik Park. If interested in joining the board, email Those elected must be a registered member and pay a $5 membership fee.




Community Blood Drive

The Knights of Columbus No. 2490 is holding a blood drive from 3 - 8 p.m Wednesday, Sept. 23 at the Columbus Hall in El Campo. To schedule an appointment, call Richard Raun at 541-3775 or go to use sponsor code: 5911. Donors will receive a free pair of Blood Donors Unite socks.




Hamburger Supper

The El Campo American Legion is holding a hamburger supper from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24 at the American Legion in El Campo. Tickets can be purchased now at Superior Motors, Hoffer’s Lube Express or from any legion member. Tickets are limited, so call today.

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