Many businesses have not succeeded in our small town, rural area. Because of this, it is necessary to travel one to one and a half hours away to have access to more businesses. Our local Walmart is the only surviving department store, with a small,l struggling, family owned grocery store competing with Walmart for business. Walgreen's is the only surviving drug store to also compete with Walmart. We do have many car parts stores, and a new paint store. We have seen three long standing down town businesses recently close, as well as a restaurant change hands four times in the last eight years.