BOONE LIFE: Couple works to raise children in a bilingual home

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 | 12:13 a.m. CST; updated 10:49 a.m. CST, Tuesday, March 9, 2010

According to data from the 2000 U.S. Census, 34.14 percent of the Spanish-speaking population in Boone County speak the English language less than “very well.” Elizabeth Mendez and her husband, Heriberto Uribe, are members of Columbia’s Spanish-speaking population, and for them the language barrier is an issue to be dealt with on a daily basis.