Taiwanese student enjoys perks of Iola

Though stinky tofu isn't on the menu, Brian Hu has settled in comfortably with the Judy and Fred Works family.

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May 12, 2014 - 12:00 AM

Brian Hu could feel like a fish out of water. He is 7,500 miles from his island home of Taiwan.

Hu, 19, is a Rotary exchange student in Iola since September. He was to have spent his exchange year in Moore, Okla., but the tornado that ravaged the town in May changed his plans mid-stream.

For several months Hu has been a guest in the home of Fred and Judy Works. The opportunity works both ways, Judy Works said, giving their son, Colby, a chance to have a brother again. Their older son, Dylan, is spending a year studying in New Zealand.

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