Monthly Archives: November 2014

Oral Health Forum

Current Issues in Oral Health

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

7:00 p.m. (refreshments at 6:30 p.m.)

Boone County Commission Chambers

The speakers:

Lori Henderson, DDS

Pediatric Dentist, Columbia

Gary Harbison, MA, Executive Director

Missouri Coalition for Oral Health

Amy Kelsey, Epidemiology Specialist

MO Dept. of Health and Senior Services

This forum will provide an overview of the current state of oral health in Missouri, challenges to improvement, current initiatives, and future plans for programs and policy changes.

This event is free and open to the public.

Lunch & Learn with Wendy Noren

“Why Boone County Conducts Better Elections”


Wendy Noren, Boone County Clerk

Lunch & Learn

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

12:00-1:00 p.m.

HyVee Community Room (Grindstone HyVee)

Wendy was elected Boone County Clerk in 1982 and has been in charge of all local elections since then.

The Community Room at the HyVee on Grindstone is located at the west end of the store. The room is on the second floor and can be reached by stairs or elevator in the vestibule at the entrance to the store. You are welcome to pick up some lunch in the store and bring it to the meeting room, if you like.

Update on Veterans Issues in Columbia

Update on Veterans Issues in Columbia

The League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County will present the program “Update on Veterans Issues in Columbia” on CAT-TV, taking a look at how our veterans are treated in the Columbia area on Wednesday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m.

A panel consisting of Stephen Gaither, public affairs director at the VA Hospital and Ross Bridges from Welcome Home, an organization that helps returning veterans, will discuss the topic.

Jim Robertson, managing editor, Columbia Daily Tribune will moderate the discussion.

The program will originate on Wednesday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m. and will be replayed on CAT TV (Mediacom Channel 85; Charter Communications Channel 983; and CenturyTel Prism Channel 98. Replay times on CAT TV are at 7 am on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and 7:30 pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.) The program will be available on the League website ( a few days after the show or at

Education Forum

Early Childhood Education: One Answer to the Achievement Gap?

Thursday, November 13, 2014
7:00 p.m. (refreshments at 6:30 p.m.)

Columbia Public Library – Friends Room


Dr. Kathy Thornburg
MU Professor Emerita of Human Development & Family Studies

Dr. Stacey Preis
DESE Assistant Commissioner, Office of Early and Extended Learning

Belinda Masters
Director, Parents as Teachers Program for Columbia Public Schools

Moderator:  Dr. Vena Long

Free and open to the public.

Cosponsored by the Columbia Public Library

The League of Women Voters has taken a position in favor of expansion of early childhood education. This forum will consider our progress toward that goal as a nation, state and community.