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