Influenza (flu) is a contagious disease which affects the lungs and can lead to serious illness, including pneumonia. Even healthy people can get sick enough to miss work or school for a significant amount of time or even be hospitalized. The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older. Pregnant women, young children, older people, and people with certain chronic medical conditions like asthma, diabetes and heart disease are at increased risk of serious flu-related complications, so getting a yearly flu vaccine is especially important for them. Please see your Healthcare Provider for more information.
Buchanan County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Cindy Gosse has announced that absentee ballots for the City of Independence Special Election on August 30, 2016, will be available to be voted on Tuesday, August 9, 2016.
For more information and to view a sample ballot click here.
The Buchanan County Sheriff's Office will be accepting applications for a Correctional Officer/Jailer through August 26, 2016.