LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Putting Kids First initiative to appear on November ballot

Monday, August 6, 2012 | 6:36 p.m. CDT

Recently, a grassroots effort was put forth to get a very important initiative on the November ballot in Boone County. The initiative, dubbed Putting Kids First, calls for the creation of a community children’s service fund to provide support for children’s mental health services in Columbia and Boone County. With the help and determination of local volunteers and children’s nonprofit agencies, over 8,200 signatures were collected to surpass the goal needed to put the initiative on the ballot. I could not be more thankful!