Briefly Noted: Gov. Kelly endorses Barbara Bollier for U.S. Senate

State Sen. Barbara Bollier

Gov. Kelly endorses Barbara Bollier for U.S. Senate. Gov. Laura Kelly on Tuesday announced she was endorsing Mission Hills resident Barbara Bollier in her race for the U.S. Senate. This is the first endorsement Kelly has made in a federal race as governor. “She shares my commonsense Kansas values and has a proven track record of standing up for our families,” Kelly said in a statement. “She is exactly the principled, independent voice of reason Kansas needs representing them in Washington, D.C.” [Kelly makes first federal endorsement as governor, backs Bollier in Senate bid — The Wichita Eagle]

Lenexa Rec Center hosting month-long back-to-basics hygiene products drive. The Lenexa Rec Center is hosting a drive for personal hygiene products for the next four weeks in partnership with Giving the Basics. The products will be distributed to area pantries and schools to benefit families and children who cannot afford them. Drop off donated items in the designated bin in the Rec Center lobby during the month of November. Here’s the theme of items for each week from Nov. 1 to 30:

  • Week 1:  No More Bad Hair Day – Hair brushes, combs, shampoo, or conditioner.
  • Week 2:  The Unmentionables – Feminine hygiene products, toilet paper, baby wipes, incontinence pads, etc.
  • Week 3:  Clean Sweep – Dish soap, toilet bowel cleaner, Clorox wipes, Body wash, soap and deodorant.
  • Week 4:  Show Off Your Grill – Toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss, etc.