In the Eagle
Carl Smith elected Chamber president
n Carl Smith, president of Marco Island Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and Avis of Marco Island is the new president of the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce. Elected with him were Randy Gaffney, vice president, Gerold Knauerhase, treasurer and George Eckel, executive director and secretary.
n Collier County has purchased a Navy Landing Craft Unit to build more fishing havens in the Gulf of Mexico. Red Stier, Marco Island fishing authority and past president of the Anglers Association, said the artificial reef program would do nothing but benefit the county.
n The Collier County school lunch menu for Tuesday has Salisbury steak with gravy, whipped potatoes, whole kernel corn, tossed salad, snicker doodle, roll and milk on Tuesday for the grade schools, while the middle and high schools may also choose a hamburger, french fries, lettuce and tomato, or juice and milk.
n In one week Marco real estate transactions amounted to $2,040,500, from 18 homes.
n Marco Islanders, who have been enjoying some of the lowest telephone rates in the United States, will see a huge increase. Basic residential service will go from $4.84 per month to $7.03 and commercial users will go from $11.12 to $16.17.
n Marriott begins a Country Western Night in June. It will include a weekly Urban Cowgirl Contest, with the winners receiving a weekend for two at Marriott’s Marco Beach Resort. Finalists for the 12-week competition will compete for the Perfect 10 Urban Cowgirl. The winner will receive a one-week trip for two, including airfare, to Marriott’s Sam Lord’s Castle Resort, Barbados, West Indies.