Candidate announces run for mayor

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Gary Hill, minister of Viva Drive Church of Christ in Trumann, announced that he would be running for mayor of Trumann in the Nov. 2014 election at the Trumann Lions Club meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 2.

Hill is a native of Trumann; however, for the last 40 years, he has been traveling the world. He told Lions he has been in various places on mission trips, preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ.

"The one thing Ive learned is to be successful, you have to listen to people," Hill said.

He added he tries to work from a very positive standpoint and has a policy of saying yes unless it is contrary to the law or the Bible.

Poinsett County Sheriffs Deputy Kevin Molder also spoke at the Lions Club meeting about prescription drug use. He said the Sheriffs Department and Trumann Police Department are two of several departments around the state that are installing a Prescription Drug Drop-Box.

"If you have old medication, and you dont need them anymore, instead of throwing them away and risk it getting into the hands of people that dont need it, you can just put the medication in this box," Molder said.

The drop-box at the sheriffs department will be available 24 hours a day.

"I also encourage everyone to talk to their children and grandchildren about the misuse of prescription drugs. Its a major problem everywhere," Molder said. "Anything we can do to avoid prescription abuse is worth doing."

President Ronnie Harrison reminded the Lions of the upcoming 37th Annual Bill Teague Barbecue. It will be held from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 2, at Cedar Park Elementary. Tickets are $6, and they may be bought from any Lions Club member or at the door. All proceeds go to helping the blind and visually handicapped for eye glasses, eye surgery and job training.

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