Waha Nui...

MidWeek Islander (East Oahu) - - EAST OAHU ISLANDER / NOVEMBER 6, 2013 / PAGE 2 - Carol Chang

Say hello to the 2013 Model Chi­nese Mother of the Year, Ellen Au Yuk Jun Hee, who lives with son Wil­fred in Kaimuki. No sur­prise here: Ellen, 97, has six thriv­ing chil­dren, 11 grand­kids and eight great-grand­kids. She’s the lady be­hind the beau­ti­fully cro­cheted leis at United Chi­nese So­ci­ety events. Last year she made 90 of them! … Aina Haina’s Carly Kan was re­cently Player of the Week from her vol­ley­ball team at Univer­sity of Missouri, which is en­joy­ing a No. 7 na­tional rank­ing and in its best win­ning streak ever. And Carly’s only a fresh­man … Hard to breathe? COPD ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Valerie Chang is on your side. The East Oahu woman co­or­di­nates a free “Breath­ing Hui” sup­port group at 10 a.m. Fri­day at Kaiser Honolulu Clinic (699-9839) … Got dump truck? Malama Mau­nalua seeks a new con­trac­tor to haul the in­va­sive al­gae it col­lects and de­liver it to lo­cal farm­ers (395-5050) … Kaimuki’s fa­mous pad­dler Nappy Napoleon and surfer Buf­falo Keaulana will re­ceive West Honolulu Ro­tary’s David Malo Award Fri­day for their out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tions to Hawai­ian cul­ture. Nappy and wife Anona also as­sist Anu­enue School’s ca­noe club. For ban­quet de­tails, call 955-3522 … Speak­ing of amaz­ing ath­letes, Hawaii’s own Olympian de­cathlon gold medal­ist Bryan Clay was at the Oct. 26 open­ing of the Bryan Clay Out­door Ex­er­cise Park, near KCC and Fort Ruger Path­way, cour­tesy of Clark Hatch and Di­a­mond Head State Mon­u­ment Foun­da­tion. Come by to try out the pull-up bar and other fit­ness equip­ment … Seen Oct. 25 on Hawaii Five-O — the fu­ri­ously fid­dling Les­ley Kline of Ka­pahulu, play­ing at O’Toole’s pub … Seen as the pope at St. Fran­cis School’s Hal­loween party: Hawaii Kai ac­tor Don Stroud … State Rep. Gene Ward’s in­tern Nadiya Pashkova from Ukraine likes the open­ness of our leg­isla­tive process. Her jour­ney here was weird, how­ever: Emer­gency land­ing in Lon­don for plane trou­ble, and D.C. tour cut short by a shoot­ing and the gov­ern­ment shut­down … Ka­pahulu’s Moses Goods wrote and acts in Lono’s Jour­ney, through Satur­day at Ten­ney The­atre with HTY (839-9885) … Af­ter be­com­ing HMAA ex­ec­u­tive vp in Jan­uary, Reg Baker is now COO, CFO and trea­surer, re­liev­ing chair­man and CEO John Henry Felix of a few hats with the di­verse health care provider. Both are from East Oahu

Ellen Hee

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