Stories Needed For Bridal Magazine

Want to be featured in the 2018 El Campo Leader-News bridal magazine? We are in need of your input to be included in the edition. The feature idea focuses on unique wedding proposals. Brides can share how their husband proposed to them and why that moment was so special. Please include the following information to be considered in the magazine:

1. Your story written in detail.

2. Photos of the proposal, if any were taken.

3. Wedding photos and current photo(s).

4. Include your name, day-time phone number(s), date you were married and where you live.

Your story and photos must be submitted by email or mail no later than 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10.

Send an e-mail to or submit by mailing to: Quala Matocha, C/O El Campo Leader-News, P.O. Box 1180, El Campo, TX 77437. For additional information, contact the lifestyle editor at the above email address or call 543-3363.

Food Donations Sought

H&R Block and Helping Hands is accepting food and other donations at the business office through midApril. Helping Hands will later distribute items as needed.

Wednesday, Jan. 10

American Legion Post 251 Meeting

American Legion Post 251 and the Auxiliary Unit 251 will hold their executive meetings Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall.


Wharton Garden Club Hosts Meeting

Wharton Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Thursday, Jan. 11, from 9 – 11 a.m. at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church (parish hall), 207 Bob-o-Link Lane in Wharton. Brunch refreshments are provided. Lisa Bubela will show how to make a “tussy mussy bouquet.” Everyone is welcome. Membership is $10 per year.

sunday, jan. 14

St. Philip Hosts Youth Dinner

St. Philip Catholic School youth fried chicken dinner and drawing will be Sunday, Jan 14 at the Columbus Club Hall beginning at 11 a.m. Plates are to go only. There is a donation of $10 per plate. Tickets for dinner and drawing are available from high school CCE students, St. Philip Rectory, or call Marilyn Goerig at 541-9264.


American Legion Post 251 Holds General Meeting

American Legion Post 251 and the Auxiliary Unit 251 will hold their General Meeting Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall.


The 100 Club Hosts Annual Membership Meeting

The 100 Club of Wharton County, Inc. will host its Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, Jan. 18, at the El Campo Civic Center. The social hour will begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and the business meeting. New members are always welcome. For more information, contact Susie Priesmeyer at 332-1915.


Sign Up For Scholarship Basketball Tournament

The first annual scholarship basketball tournament will be held Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Willie Bell Park in memory of DeAndre Bluntson. The entry fee for a team of seven, ages 18 and up, is $100 and due by Feb. 1. The entry fee for ages 12-14 and 15-17 is $50 per team and also due by Feb. 1. Contact Christie Edison at 332-1054.


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

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.

Little League Registration Taken Now

El Campo Little League is now registering athletes for Youth Baseball until Jan. 18. For information, please visit

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

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.

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.

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