Norene Hogel to Present Program at M-U Public Library

Norene Hogle

Former Union Township resident Norene (Harshbarger) Hogle will be visiting the West Milton area and will be presenting a program at the library about her experiences as a WorldTeach volunteer teacher in Namibia, Africain 2009.

Upon her retirement from 31 years of teaching in modern schools in highly industrialized nations, this Milton-Union graduate (class of 1949) discovered a desire to reach out to children inThird World countries. Searching the internet, Norene learned of WorldTeach; a non-profit group that helps economically undeveloped countries obtain teachers for remote areas.

Mrs. Hogle’s trip to Ondangwa, Namibia and surrounding towns provided her with the charming stories included in her book, Are You Feeling a Little Finer, Miss Norene? Whether reading of dealing with the flooding of her small apartment during the rainy season or of the “little beasties” that skittered around her walls, her readers will begin to understand the challenges of living in an alien land.  Namibia is located on the other side of the equator, making its seasons the reserve of ours. When reminiscing about 100 degree afternoon walks, tightly clutching her possessions to foil muggers, the author sweeps us into her exciting and enjoyable African adventures.

Join us Wednesday, May 16th at 6:30 p.m. and learn from Norene Hogle’s refusal to quit after suffering a broken knee cap and share the friendships she developed during her year abroad.  She will also have a book signing at the library on Saturday, May 19th from 9 a.m. till noon, and will bring books for purchase.

The library is located at 560 S. Main Street,   WestMiltonand is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.  For more information on this or other library programs, please visit or call the library at 698-5515 or go to the website




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