Volunteers from Columbia city boards and commissions honored

Thursday, October 11, 2007 | 9:40 p.m. CDT; updated 6:48 p.m. CDT, Sunday, July 20, 2008

COLUMBIA — Michael Yoakum is the only college student in Columbia who gets to help make the city’s alcohol laws. As a volunteer student member of the Substance Abuse Advisory Commission, he gets to assist in the commission’s work of advising the City Council on how to create city policy on substance abuse.