30 YEARS AGO: March 20, 2009

In the Eagle ...

Three-year golf pro Greg Powers tamed the Island Country Club golf course, shooting a sizzling 67 to win the Tony Lema Memorial Pro-Am Golf Tournament. On the front nine he shot 32, including an eagle on the par five third hole and then controlled the back nine to win by three strokes. Arnold Palmer buzzed the golf course in his jet then played with Frank E. Mackle III, shooting a 72 and thrilling the thousands of fans. The foursome, including baseball star Roger Maris, won the amateur side with a gross total of 15 under par.

Collier County is on the verge of starting construction of an island-wide sewage collection system. That’s the good news. The bad news may be that it will cost $15 to $20 million.

Four new directors of the Marco Island Civic Association are Arlene Key, C.E. Valleau, George Fort and Arnold Lawrence.

Anna Maria Albergetti, an internationally-known entertainer, is featured at the Island Country Club on March 25.

A 65-pound hammerhead shark topped entries in the Marco Island-Collier County Fishing Tournament. It was caught 30 miles out in the Gulf by Lamar Rod of Immokalee. Another record was a seven-pound sea trout, caught by Sam Suddith of Sarasota. Sponsored by the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce, the first tarpon ever entered was 17 pounds, caught by Susan Allan in the Marco River.

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