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(The Superior Express Bali Blauvett. Pabhsher Pahlis.~d each Thursday by Superior Pub[ishlng C0.mpe~y, Inc. I al 148 East Third S~, p.o, Box 408, Superior, Nut,asia 68978 / Suh:~ription rotes are $27 p~r year in Nebraska, ~, $28,5U per year in Kansas. Other States $3g p- who lel Us stay in their home. I didn't learn about the bed aml breakfast tern! until later, bat it de,~'ribes our acc~mmoda- lions. We had a place to slay and got to eat ore or more meals with the family. They h:t my parents stay in what r~wmally was a daughter's bedroom. They made a place for me on the drear, My grand parenls were with us on that trip so l expe~q they also go1 what normally was a young.~ter's bedroom. The youngsters I remember as teenagers prolmbty had to gay in the basement or in a tent pitched in the back yard. It was a warm day and we stopped early enough that my father took me to the municipal swimming pool, It was my fast experience with a zero emry ptxd. Since that day 1 have pre fer~d to slowly walk in1~ the water and opposed to jumping or stepping into water several feet deep. All tv~+ mmn. it was time to ~eturn tu hosts+ home and get dressed for the Passion Play. We found the host family ,worrying around fi~t ~,evcral members who had to help with the play, They trusted we strangers from Nebraska and left us alone in their house "fhe Posshm P/a3 was my first experience watching a dramatic pn:sentatkm peril)treed in the open air. I was surprised by the elalx)rate sets and cx~stumes_ I can still reval! images implanted on my brain thai night. Unfortunately, I expended too much energy in the swimming pool. Before the play en~'d, t was so tired I c',uldn't stay awake_ l laid ~n the co, rule in I~'onl of my ,rat and went to sleep. As I grew inn adultho~l, l xxm.ud to someday return to Spearfish to ~ the emire Pu,sitm Play. I don't cute if I ever again .~e Mr. Rushman:, the Crazy Horse blonumcnt, the mining towns and ~aves we rushed thrt+ugh so many years ago, but I would like to go back tO Spearfish arm se~ the Pos.~irm Phn, A Fire in Superior desm)yed three buildings and mole than 30 molorcyctes owned by Frank Webber+ The loss was not ouvered by insurance, The deftmct I~lson Farmers Union Co~rative Elevator sur- rendered its license lo the N~-a'asktt Public Setwice Commission. The body of an uni~tifmd boy Court0 near ChesterChristmas Eve was buried after a funeral service at the CheWer United Meth- ,,Mist Church. Clarence Graham. 77+died. He had been a barber in Superior for 45 yea~. That's not going to happen. This week ! read a newspaper story reporting Americans have lost interest in the Passion Play. Many vcmms have either reduced the number of showings or c]oscd~ Tony dismay, the story listed the Spearfish venue as being closed. While contemplating SpearfLsh without the Passim~ Play, I considered what Superior might tm like without the Victorian Capital designation and our annual Victorian festival. I saw parallels between our festival and the Spearfish play. Spearfish lost a maim amaction when the play dosed and Superior will be the loser if we stop promoting our Victorian heritage. In recent days+ l've been fielding questions about the 25th annual Lady Vestey Festival slated for late May, This week I've bad mails from people living in Washington state. Georgia and Illinois telling of their plans to attend the festival and expressing their hope that I will be available to talk with them. Saturday afternoon, I answered a telephone call from an Idaho resident who has never visited Superior. The caller plans to bring with her an eMerly family member and Superior High School graduate. She was asking about how to buy alwmni banquet tickets arm what the younp~r family members can do while in Superior for unextended time. Grandmother wants to atlend the alumni banquet and the Memorial Day Service at Evergreen Cemetery. I erg~ouraged the entire family to come and said. "You will find lots of things to do and see in the Superior area." And that's where you and ! come in. The festival won't be su-eeessful without our help~ There is something for everybody to do on festival weekend. We all need to spruce up am" ptope~ies, dress in Victorian co, tunes and participate in the activities, Our excitement in the helping the festival succeed will I~ contagion. Some of us can open our homes Lo provide place.s for visitors to stay. We,'an arrange historical displays. We can help with food .qands. We can p~pare parade entries. We can attend the alumni hanquets~ we can help tell the story of Superior. In a nutshell, we can all help emellain our town's guests that v,.eekcnd~ Superior has two celebrations each summer, The Vestey Festival is designed to host alumni and ether guests to our commu- nity. The July 4th holiday is for us, Events like the Fbekracker Run. ball games, fireworks sh~w and music" in the park provide an opportunity tbf those of us who live here along with a few guests to let our hair down and have fun together. Many communities have Independence Day celebrations. The Victorian festival is unique. I remember how excited our bed and breakfast guests wete to be participating in the Passion Pta_v. I'm s~re their enthusiasm for the event helped build in men lifelong desile to return to Spearfish arm see the play again+ !" ve begun planning whal I wiil do 1o make this commu nity's 25th Victorian festival a success. Hope you are doing the same. Homemade pie was 35 cents pet s~iee at Sup~rior's Harvest Inn. The Crest Theatre was playing "Iron Eagle," 1"~t~ Years Ago Robin F. Sc.lly donated $ t.O00 to tke N~ko[Is County Mttsenm and $ [ ,L~O to the Superior Public Library, Other d~aations to the museum iacluded a Scully Estales display booL a Imlanee ~ale. a typewriter, a m:rewpress and an agent record book. The Stg~ior City Cmmcil re- jeca:d a possible combination of the Superior police department with the Ntmkolls Comity sheriff's office befo~ the proposal was in- traduced, Elaine ami Marvin OItmam. Nelson, celebrated tlmir 50th wed- ding anaiv~a~. IMlores Sylt was thaa~s as libnuian at tlm Davenport Public Library to fepla~e Christy Johnson. The Crest Theafrc was playing "Mr. Hollaads Opus," starring RiehaM Dley fms and "Grumpier Old Men." Ten Yem's Ago Tet~is Technology Corpora- tion ammunced it was relocating its corporate beadqua.,ters and a majority efitsoperalions to Sup+ riot. Joe a~l Phyllis Doyle, Supe- rior. celet~'ated t~ir $0th wed- ding armive~sa~. Deaune Pars|near, 7 I. died. He was a Republic Calmly resident. The Nut,otis County Board approved a $25,t.~) funding in- centare for Telesis Technology Coq>Oralion Five Yenr~ Age Three-way stop signs were in- smiled on S~perior's Park and Sixth Streets. Members of the Superior City Couni| adopte0 a resolution launching a ~.~mmunity clean-up and beaulification effort. Hany Huge, a fom'~r Suimnor resident, was named as the honor- ary consul of Esl