Take A Trip
Down Memory Lane
For those who grew up in El Campo, which places, businesses or other establishments do you recall visiting or shopping at frequently? If no longer in existence, where was this particular business located? What other fond memories do you have of growing up the small town of El Campo that were especially meaningful to you? We’d like to share your memories and photos in a future publication of the El Campo Leader-News. Please email photos and information to: email@example.com or call 543-3363.
Front Office Closed
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org, for retail advertising - email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Other needs can be sent to: email@example.com.
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
Take Out Only
Manna Meals, now by take out only, 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, call 505-9362 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To Sew Face Masks
El Campo Memorial Hospital is seeking volunteers who can sew and have access to a sewing machine to help with making face masks for visitors and as a second line of defense over the hospital PPE gear for staff use. Paul Soechting is head of this program. For more information call 332-9293.
County Libraries Closed
Due to continuing public health concerns, all Wharton County Library locations are closed until further notice. All fines and fees accrued during this period will be waived. Online resources are available at www.whartonco.lib.tx.us, and library staff are available to answer questions by phone or email. The library offers free WiFi for anyone to access. No password is required and it is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Patrons may sit in their vehicle, and look up available networks to find WCL_Patron.
Resale Shop Closed,
No Donations Please
The Second Time Around Resale Shop will be closed until further notice. No donations of any kind will be accepted as staff will not be there. The public will be notified when it will reopen.
Editor’s note: If anyone knows where donations are being accepted locally, please notify the newspaper at 543-3363 or email@example.com.
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.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22
Virtual Book Fair
The Louise School Library is hosting a Virtual Book Fair beginning Wednesday, April 22 through May 5. To set up an account and to begin online shopping contact Cindy Schmidt at 541-9001 or visit the Louise Hornets Facebook page for more information.
SUNDAY, APRIL 26
Barbecue Chicken Plate
Knights Of Columbus No. 2490 will be selling plates Sunday, April 26 at the KC Hall from 11 a.m. until sold out. Plates are $10. For more information call 541-3775.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29
Community Blood Drive
Knights of Columbus No. 2490 will be hosting a community blood drive on Wednesday, April 29 from 3 - 8 p.m. at the Columbus Hall in El Campo. The drive is going to be appointments only. Contact Richard Raun at 541-3775 or go to giveblood.org to schedule an appointment, use sponsor code 5911. T-shirts will be given to donors.
Precinct 4 Road Closed
CR 426 at CR 409 is closed according to Precinct 4 officials, and will remain closed for an estimated two months. Motorists can use CR 424 as an alternate route. The closure will allow the county to replace three bridges.
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). Drop off or send to firstname.lastname@example.org. No voice mail submissions.