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Andrew Cowan: Columbia/Adair Co. fears change; it hurts everyone here

Comments re article 44490 Barbara Armitage: Life is choices. Adair Co must choose and live with it

Guest commentary by Andrew Cowan

Here is my 2 cents worth. It might not mean much, but there may be some truth to it....
"Too many citizens of Adair County have made it aboundantly clear that they don't want change."
It is exactly that statement as expressed by Barbara Armitage, which hurts Columbia/Adair Co. We will never get the opportunities that other counties are receiving until we change this attitude.

We can't keep ignoring progress and the future potentials that can help Columbia/Adair Co grow. Our location gives us great potential with the parkway nearby, industrial park established, and many other great resources that draw tourism to our area.

Many wonder why many of our children leave the area and don't return, and why we are overlooked for industries....Columbia/Adair Co fears change, and it hurts everyone here.

Columbia/Adair Co can welcome change and still hold on to what makes us special and allow us to maintain our hometown values. We can do this by making smart investments and improvements that will allow industries, job creation, and many of the other things we want and dream will come to Columbia/Adair Co.

To those people that fear change and hold us back...perhaps you need some therapy or need to step aside and allow progress to happen. You can't hold back progress forever, it will eventually come whether you like it or not.

-Andrew M Cowan

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