The last Hambelton at Ozark County Extension office
Co-workers, friends and family held a party Monday afternoon to say good-bye to Renee Hambelton on her last day as Ozark County’s family nutrition program associate with the Missouri University Extension office here. For the past 40 years, a Hambelton has worked in the local Extension office. Renee’s dad Vance Hambelton started in 1978. When Vance retired as county agent in 2008, his brother Stacy Hambelton took the position. Stacy retired two years ago, but Renee, who has worked for the Extension Service for 10 years, kept the family name on the payroll until Monday. She has accepted a position at Bakersfield School as a preschool aide and assistant softball coach.