Guinn, I understand how difficult it can be to find a teacher when you live in a rural area. Have you tried checking the listings at http://www.witchvox.net for your state? They have listings by state for individuals, groups, shops, and events. You might find something there. If there aren't any groups listed but there are shops and events you might try checking with those sources. Many groups don't advertise widely but do make themselves known on a more local level.
Another place to try is meetup.com Type in your zipcode and either Wicca or Pagan to see if there are any meetups near you.
Check out the thread here on SOM in the Wicca Forum called Wicca Basics and you'll find a lot of good information and resources listed.
As I already mentioned, I have no issues with the validity of solitary or eclectic practices; although I think it is possible to get so eclectic that what you are doing no longer follows the beliefs and practices of Wicca.
While I don't take on-line students I am always happy to try to answer specific questions or to point people at good resources. So feel free to ask me at anytime. I've been Wiccan, both solitary and coven, for some 30 years. I am a 3rd Degree initiate in both an eclectic Tradition and in Gardnerian Wicca so I have a pretty fair understanding of both sides of that equation.