Lobby Set To Re-Open


The El Campo Leader-News lobby is set to re-open Monday, June 8. We request our patrons to wear a mask or face covering to enter into the office. Our office can be reached at 543-3363 for any information you may need.


Help Paper Update Church Times


As El Campo and the state slowly return to normal gatherings, church leaders are asked to contact the El Campo Leader-News and notify if you are back on regular schedule or have modified worship times. This information will be listed in the Saturday Church Page. Email bulletinboard@leader-news.com with information.


Summer Reading Club Registration


The El Campo Branch Library’s Summer Reading Club registration begins Monday, June 1 for ages 6 mo. to 99+. Register to win prizes by reading or having someone read to you. Call 543-2362 for more information.




Community Blood Drive

Knights Of Columbus No. 2490 will be hosting a community blood drive Wednesday, June 3 from 3 - 8 p.m. at the Columbus Hall in El Campo. If you gave blood on April 29, you are ineligible this time. To schedule an appointment visit giveblood.org use sponsor code 5911 or contact Richard Raun at 541-3775.




Garden Club Plant Sale

The Wharton Garden Club plant sale will be held Saturday, June 6 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the Wharton County Library, 1920 N. Fulton, in Wharton. Shop outside, but also follow COVID-19 safety guidelines.




Wharton VFW Fundraiser

Wharton VFW Post No. 4474 will hold a pork steak lunch plate sale Friday, June 12 from 10:30 a.m. until sold out at the American Legion Hall in Wharton. There will also be a bake sale inside. Meals will be prepared by your local veterans. For more information contact the VFW at 533-3428 or 533-0111.




Wharton County Convention

The Wharton County Republican Party will hold precinct conventions and the county convention Saturday, June 13 in the large meeting room of Grace Community Fellowship in Wharton, 1900 E. Boling Hwy. Coffee and socially distanced fellowship from 8-9 a.m., followed by conventions from 9 a.m. - noon. If interested in attending the Texas GOP convention in Houston July 16-18 as a delegate you should attend to get information. 



Plaza Theatre Halts Productions

The Plaza Theatre in Wharton will be closing the office until further notice. All productions, auditions and scheduled activities at the Plaza have been temporarily suspended. Phone calls and emails will still continued to be answered.


Art Show Canceled

The 63rd Annual Art Show scheduled for June 5 - 7 has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. For information call 543-4581.




Newspaper Lobby Closed Until June 8

Access to the El Campo Leader-News office is now limited to protect the public and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. The lobby area is closed, but there is a drop slot to the left of the door where customers may leave payments. For inquires, call 543-3363 and staff can assist you. For classified advertising, email - classified@leader-news.com, for retail advertising - adrep@leader-news.com or advertise@leader-news.com. News inquires can be sent to news@leader-news.com. 


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 https://casa-mw.org/.

Manna Meals Take Out Only

Manna Meals is take out only Monday and Thursday from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Meals are prepared and served by local congregations at 500 Foerster (between Fourth and Fifth streets in El Campo). For information, call 505-9362 or email: mannamealsec@gmail.com.


COVID-19 Help Available

Lone Star Legal Aid is providing information for benefits that may be needed to help during the Covid-19 pandemic. To apply for free legal help call 1-800-733-8394 or apply online at www.lonestarlegal.org.


Pilgrim Rest Distributes

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 information, call 541-7493.



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). Email: bulletinboard@leader-news.com. No voice mail submissions.

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