Pecan Orders Being Taken

Bluebonnet Extension Education Club members are taking orders for pecans and other assorted nuts now through Monday, Sept. 30. For information on how to order, call Norma Korenek, 541-3656; Donna Shimek, 320-7850; Cynthia Priesmeyer, 578-1867 or Genevieve Hicks, 240-9700. Orders will be delivered in time for Thanksgiving. Proceeds will be donated to various projects the club supports, including scholarships, donations to the county’s 4-H fashion and food shows, CASA, Manna Meals, Women’s Crisis Center, Wharton County Cares, the fire department, Alzheimer’s Association of Houston and more.


Book Proceeds Being Donated

Collective Goods will be selling books in the El Campo Memorial Hospital’s front lobby from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29. Proceeds will benefit the Sunshine Ladies, the hospital’s auxiliary group.

Mark’s Machine is hosting a Chamber Blender Thursday, Aug. 29, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. at 1101 North Blue Creek Road in El Campo. They are also celebrating 40 years of business. This is an opportunity to come network, socialize and share business ideas. The event is open to the public.


Church To Host Festival

St. Mary’s Parish will hold their annual festival and homecoming at the Nada Community Center on Sunday, Sept. 1. A barbecue beef and sausage dinner will be served from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The meal is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and younger. Plates will be available in a drive-thru area until 1 p.m. at which time the country auction will also begin. Music by The Rusty Steins band will be from 1 - 3 p.m. inside the hall. Activities throughout the day include bingo, cake and plant walk, kids games, train rides and bounce houses. Food and other refreshments will be for sale throughout the day. A raffle drawing at 8:30 p.m. will conclude the day’s festivities.

Thursday, Sept. 5

B&G Club Hosts Dinner, Dance

The Boys and Girls Club of El Campo will hold their annual dinner and dance at the El Campo Civic Center Thursday, Sept. 5 starting at 5:30 p.m. with a social hour, followed by dinner and a dance by Steel Country. Table sponsorships are available at levels of $250 to $1,500 or for $50 per individual. There will be auctions, both live and silent, as well as a bait bucket drawing for prizes. For more information, call the club at 543-8320.

Library Hosts Gardening Expert

Leon Macha of El Campo, The Practical Southern Gardener, will present a program on fall gardening at the El Campo Branch Library at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5 . Bring your questions and gardening challenges to get answers to. Macha will address a wide range of topics. There will be an afternoon session when the El Campo High School horticulture class will be present for a special gardening information session. All are welcome to come and learn. There will also be door prizes.

SAturday, Sept. 7

Bake Sale To Help With Medical Bills

A bake sale is being held to help with medical expenses for Brittani Bartlett. The fundraiser will be 8:20 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the TSC parking lot on Saturday, Sept. 7. Donations may also be made by calling Cheyenne Morton, 616-0334; Xzavier Ortiz, 210-992-8341; Ashley Marie, 831-801-7453 or Natalie Klimple, 732-4720.

Tuesday, Sept. 10

Cub Scouts Recruiting New Members

El Campo Cub Scout Pack 196 is signing up new members Tuesday, Sept. 10 at the American Legion Hall, 4:30 - 7 p.m. Membership fees apply. The local pack meets every fourth Tuesday of the month, at the El Campo American Legion Hall, starting at 6 p.m. Den meetings are determined by each den group.


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.

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 and served by local congregations at 500 Foerster (between Fourth and Fifth Streets in El Campo). For more information, call 505-9362 or

Cemetery’s Unrecognized Veterans Sought

The families of veterans at Garden of Memories Cemetery without an Armed Forces marker are asked to contact Wheeler Funeral Home at 543-3512 or Triska Funeral Home at 543-3681 to supply information including a DD-214. Military headstones may be free, however, Garden of Memories requires a foundation be placed under it and there is a charge for that. A database is being compiled at the cemetery to recognize all veterans there.

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.

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.

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

Veterans Service Office Open

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.

Join Wharton’s Walkabouts

The Wharton Downtown Business Association holds walkabouts 4 to 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month in downtown Wharton. Play games, take in a yoga class, read a book, shop, enjoy complimentary wine at select merchant shops or grab a bite to eat. All welcome.

Legal Services At No Cost

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.

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.

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