The Crittenden Press Full Version (PDF)

News from The Press July 15, 2010

Marion tourism serves iPhone app
It’s almost like a handheld concierge with information on restaurants, attractions and services available in Marion.
The City of Marion Tourism Commission has developed its own iPhone application – in other words, the software that puts information into an easy-to-read format that appears in a uniform manner on handheld devices such as cellular phones or PDAs.
Cost to create the software, known commonly as an “app,” was $1,200 for the first year, which includes licensing through iTunes. There is a $600 annual recurring charge.
A single tap on a device capable of operating the Marion tourism application provides the reader with events, Amish information, places to go for antiques, dining, hunting, shopping and where to find area attractions. It will even provide a map showing your destination and a GPS tracking of your current location.
Businesses interested in being listed among the data should contact Marion Tourism Director Michele Edwards 965-5015.

40-year Lion is member of the year
Dean Miller has been serving as a Lions Club member for more than 40 years. He’s been president 14 different times, vice president, secretary and treasurer.
Now he’s the Lion of the Year.
Crittenden County Lions Club recently made Miller, 66, its member of the year for 2009.
The 45-member Crittenden County Lions Club does a variety of things in the community including buying eyeglasses for the needy and organizing Lunch with Santa at Christmas time. However, its biggest chore is putting together the Crittenden County Fair, which kicks off next week.
Miller has been a member of the local Lions Club for about 10 years. Prior to that he was an active member at the club in Shelby, Ind., where he operated a paving business until his retirement.
Miller currently serves as vice president of the local club. David Copeland is the Crittenden County president will be replaced by Jeff Ellis in September. Other new officers who will begin their terms this fall are Zac Greenwell, treasurer, and Mike Byford, secretary.
Perry Newcom is the Lions Club’s fair chairman. The fair will be held at the club’s 22-acre fairgrounds starting July 24 with mud bogs and ending July 31 with the demolition derby.