10 years ago: Aug. 1, 1994
Polling places will be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. tomorrow as voters across Missouri decide in primary election who will carry party banners in Nov. 8 general election; only two statewide offices are on ballot: U.S. senator from Missouri and Missouri auditor.
Jackson city administrator Carl Talley has announced he will step down this fall from job he's held for 24 years; his resignation is effective Oct. 31.
25 years ago: Aug. 1, 1979
Southeast Missouri State University basketball standout Desi Barmore has been banned from ever playing again for Southeast Indians, and school's basketball program has been declared ineligible for conference championships and post-season competition during coming season; action is taken by Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association infraction committee, which also bars Southeast's indoor and outdoor track teams from becoming conference champions next spring.
Letter accompanied by names of 81 individuals and business firms protesting proposed move of First National Bank to new West Park Mall is filed with Regional Administrator of National Banks in Kansas City.
50 years ago: Aug. 1, 1954
Mrs. Rebecca Ramsey Houck Frissell, 68, member of one of Southeast Missouri's oldest and most prominent families, dies at family home, Elmwood, on Bloomfield Road; she was daughter of Louis Houck and Mary Hunter Giboney Houck; her husband, late Maj. Patrick Frissell, was one of first pilots in U. S. Army; she is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Robert C. Evans; a brother, Giboney Houck, and five grandchildren.
Men of 140th Infantry, Southeast Missouri's contribution to 35th Division, National Guard, return home from two-week encampment at Camp McCoy, Wis.
75 years ago: Aug. 1, 1929
Terrific heat and dry weather prevailing for nearly three weeks continue unabated; no rain of any consequence has fallen in Cape Girardeau since July 11, when 0.86 of an inch was recorded; mercury again hovers around 90-degree mark at noon.
Fire of unknown origin destroys slaughterhouse and barn of Southeast Missouri Packing Co. of Bloomfield Road early in morning; Anton Sebek, owner, says fire started in east end of slaughterhouse, where small quantity of lard was stored overnight.
-- Sharon K. Sanders