Clark County: Winchester police seeking donations for English language learners

The Winchester Police Department is conducting a basic needs drive for the English language learners at Hispanic Missionary Outreach.

Blankets, winter coats and clothes, heaters, diapers non-perishable food and books may be brought to the lobby of the police department at 16 South Maple Street.

Donations will be accepted through Jan. 1 and will be distributed by Ruth A. Gatewood, English language learner coordinator for the Clark County School District.

Empty Bowls project helps feed others

Winchester Empty Bowls 2011 will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 2 at First Presbyterian Church at Windridge Drive and the By-Pass. For a $10 donation, diners will receive soup in a handmade bowl that they may keep. Proceeds from the event will benefit Clark County Community Services to fight hunger. Contact Ruthi Q. Skinner at (859) 744-8376.

Foster care review board looking for volunteers

The Clark County Foster Care Review Board is looking for members who care about making families stronger and putting children into permanent homes. The board meets the second Wednesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. to review case files of children in foster care to ensure family members, social workers and the court system are working toward the best results for the children.

Volunteers must complete a six-hour training session and consent to a criminal record and central registry check. If chosen, volunteers are appointed to three-year terms.

Those interested in becoming members of the board may attend a meeting or contact Wallace Guerrant at (859) 277-0708 or (859) 556-0930.