ECVFD Cheese Balls Orders 

Being Taken Now

The El Campo Volunteer Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary is taking orders for cheese balls, plain or hot. They are $7 each, and must be ordered by Wednesday, Nov. 13. Delivery date will be the week of Nov. 20. Orders can be placed with auxiliary members and can also be placed by calling Helen at 543-0173 and El Campo Chamber of Commerce 543-2713. 




Louise Band Bake Sale

Louise band will be holding bake sales Saturday, Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. until sold out. Bake sales will be held at TSC and United Ag in El Campo also at SABS in Louise. Help support the Louise Band on their way to national competition.


Bake Sale To Benefit Medical Expenses

A bake sale will be held Saturday, Nov. 2 at 10:30 a.m. until all items are sold out at the Sutherland’s parking lot. The sale is to help with medical expenses for Frank Cadriel Jr. who is currently fighting stage 4 lymphoma cancer. For more information on donations please contact Janie Cadriel at 332-5392.




We Are Spot Orientation

The Wharton County Library Branch in Wharton will be holding orientation Monday, Nov. 4 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. SPOT is caring for 40 - 50 abandoned pets at any one time, come meet volunteers, learn ways to help and enjoy some refreshments. For more information message our Facebook page (at/wcspot) or email




Retired Teachers Lunch

All Wharton County retired teachers are invited to a meeting Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church located at 421 Pietzsch in East Bernard. To reserve your $8 lunch call one of the following numbers by Friday, Nov. 1: 533-2905, 541-9072 and 335-6675. The program will be honoring vets.




19th Annual Texana Chili Spill

This year’s chili spill will be held Thursday, Nov. 7 through Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Brackenridge Recreation Complex Main Event Center in Edna. The event will include a veteran’s ceremony, appreciation dinner, a fireworks display and much more. Everyone is welcome to come out and enjoy the fun filled days. For information call 361-782-5229 or visit 



Veterans To Be Honored

All veterans are invited to Hutchins Elementary’s Veterans Day program at 9:45 a.m., Friday, Nov. 8 in the Hutchins Gym. Third grade students will perform a tribute to veterans who have dutifully served their country.


Council Holds Veterans Program

The Louise High School student council will be having a Veterans Day program Friday, Nov. 8 at 9 a.m. in the high school gym. All veterans are welcome. For additional information, call Venessa Gaona at 648-2262 ext. 325.




Electronic Recycling Drive

The El Campo FFA will be holding their first Electronic Recycling Drive Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. or until truck is full in the parking lot in front of the football field at the El Campo High School. All equipment will be recycled according to the responsible recycling guidelines. Items such as computers, laptops, monitors and TVs will be accepted. For more information visit


Wharton County Cares Fundraiser

Seasonal 14-inch flowering plant bowls will be for sale for $35 each. Pick up at the El Campo Civic Center Saturday, Nov. 9. There will be a limited number of bowls. For presale tickets contact Becky Koudela 332-1685.


Hope For The Holidays

A support group hosted by Beryl D. Southall M.S. LPC will take place Saturday, Nov. 9, 6 p.m. at the Covenant Retreat Center located at 3986 CR 454 in El Campo. For more information and to RSVP call 997-0527.


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Veteran’s Appreciation Program

The El Campo Branch Library will be honoring veterans for their service Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. by hosting an appreciation program. Veterans are welcome to stop by and accept a small token of appreciation for their service. Light refreshments will be served, For more information contact the library at 543-2362. 




Wharton Garden Club Meeting

Garden Club members and visiting members from other towns in the county will meet on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 9 - 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church (parish hall) located at 207 Bob-o-Link Lane in Wharton. Brunch refreshments will be provided while Bill Smartt presents “The Poinsettia from Rooted Cutting to Christmas Beauty” program. Visitors are welcome. Membership is $10 per year, for information call Dana Riley at 533-7339 or e-mail


Wharton County Republican Meeting

Wharton County republican party officers, precinct chairs and the public is invited to attend a meeting to be held at the El Campo Chamber of Commerce board room on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. A topic of discussion will be a fundraiser scheduled in April.




Counseling and Open Enrollment

El Campo Memorial Hospital will be presenting Medicare benefits counseling and open enrollment Friday, Nov. 15 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. with lunch provided at the El Campo Civic Center Duson Room. Space is limited, RSVP required. Call 578-5261 for more information or email 




Proper Disposal Of Flags

When a flag becomes worn or faded it is important to take it down and properly dispose of them. Flags can be brought into the American Legion hall located at 2241 S 71 Hwy in El Campo every Friday

between 3 - 7 p.m. during the bingo sessions.


Pilgrim Rest Distributes Commodities

Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church Labor of Love distributes commodities at 7 a.m. the first Thursday of each month. The church is located at 810 Palacios in El Campo. For more information, call 541-7493. 


Bingo Held At American Legion 

El Campo American Legion hosts bingo games every Friday at 6 p.m. with doors opening at 5 p.m., card sales at 6 p.m. and games at 7 p.m. Snack bar will be open.


Veterans Office Hours

The Wharton County Veteran’s Service Officer will be in the reference room of the El Campo library, 200 W. Church, 8 a.m. - noon and 1 - 5 p.m. Wednesday and in the Frank Shannon building, 1017 North Alabama Road, Wharton, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. - noon and 1 - 5 p.m. Call 532-1311 before you come.


Have Questions About Medicare?

State Health Insurance Assistance Program Counselor Alex Rischan will be at the El Campo Branch Library every third Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. to offer advice and aid in making sense of Medicare. One-on-one counseling will be given at no cost to you.


Heritage Center Offers Exercise, Bingo

The Heritage Center, 803 Fahrenthold, a non-profit organization, is open to men and women 50 and older for a $50 fee collected every January. The center, open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., offers use of exercise machines, “Silver Sneakers” chair exercise sessions, pool table, dominoes, lending library, lap top computers, games, bingo and opportunities to volunteer. Covered dish luncheons are held once a month.


Free Services Offered

The Mainstream Connection, a 501 c3 organization offers help with pantry assistance, counseling (domestic violence, marriage, family, child-youth, general), immigration cases, waivers, translations, evaluations, reference letters, extreme and unusual hardship letters, residency applications/renewals, citizenship applications, notary services and DACA applications/renewals. To set up an appointment, call 832-831-1688.



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 


Free English Classes At The Library

Classes de ingles gratis para personas que estan comenzando a aprender y practicar ingles. El enfoque sera en el desarrollo del vocabulario, construccion de oraciones y conversacion oral. Cada Sabado a las, 10 a.m. La Biblioteca de El Campo 200 W. Church. Free English classes for individuals who are beginning to learn and practice the English language. Focus will be on vocabulary development, sentence construction and oral conversation. Meet Saturdays at 10 a.m. at the El Campo Branch Library. 


CASA Seeks Volunteers

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is looking for volunteers ready to assist children in the El Campo area. Contact Judy Peter for more information at 578-1600 or visit


Free Legal Help Provided

Texas Legal Services Center is a nonprofit legal aid in the El Campo Branch of the Wharton County Library. The clinic is every third -Tuesday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Visit to register in advance


Leader-News Bulletin Board Listings

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). Drop off or send to No voice mail submissions.

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