40 years of dedication for Chambers
Dean Adkins - Wed, 19 Dec 2012 16:47:54 CST
(Sidney)--Forty years of dedication to one career says a lot about a person and in the case of Anne Chambers of Sidney, it simply says she's enjoyed what she's been doing for a long time because of the good people she's had the opportunity to work with.
Anne, a lifelong resident of the Sidney area, is the daughter of the late Don and June Chambers. Upon graduation from Sidney, Anne earned her degree in Business Education from what then was the State Teacher's College in Cedar Falls.
With 40 applications for every teaching opportunity at that time, Anne decided to move into the secretarial field where, after graduation, a portion of her career was spent working for Paul Foster at Earl May Seed and Nursery in Shenandoah.
It was a cold, stormy November day in 1972 when Anne got stuck in a highway 2 snow drift between Shenandoah and Sidney that prompted her to look into a position with Fremont County Extension and she really hasn't looked back since.
She's enjoyed working with the likes of Dick McClure, Doug Doty and Andrea Rexroth over the years and currently shares the Fremont County Extension office with Program Director, Mandy Maher, Growing Strong Families Director, Heidi Lowthorp and 4H Youth Coordinator, Susan Harris.
Anne enjoys many hobbies, including knitting, crocheting, tatting, doing leatherwork, gardening, hunting and fishing. She's an instructor for safety education and shooting sports, helps yearly with the Sidney Iowa Championship Rodeo and even mentors young kids through the Teammate Mentoring Program.
Anne doesn't plan on doing a lot traveling in her upcoming retirement, unless it's close to home in the beautiful, picturesque hills and valleys of the land she loves-the land of Fremont County.
If you'd like to wish Anne Chambers a happy retirement, feel free to give her a call at Fremont County Extension:(712)374-2351, but you'd better do it soon, the next deer season will soon be upon us!