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      COAD organization works to reorganize

      Community members working in healthcare are working hard to begin the reorganization process for one county organization.

      A meeting was held Wednesday afternoon for the Adair County COAD. COAD stands for Community Organization Active in Disaster. That group would work together if disaster were to strike Kirksville or Adair County.

      Dante Gliniecki from the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency was also in attendance at the meeting. There, he spoke of the importance of being prepared for emergency situations. At the next reorganization meeting, 'table talks' are planned.

      Those activates will allow those in attendance to simulate or discuss what they would do in the event of a disaster. Officials are still in discussion as to when the next meeting will be held.