prosveta                                                  News
                       Your                         for                                                                                                                                  In This Issue
                                                                                                                                                                             Up-and-Coming Calendar of Events.......... 2
                                                                                                                                                                             Slovenia From the Source ......................... 3
                                                                                                                                                                             Slovenska Stran ........................................ 4
                                                                                                                                                                             SNPJ Recommender Coupon ................... 6
                                                                                                                                                                             Fraternal Sympathies ................................ 8

                 Official Publication of the Slovene National Benefit Society                                                                                                brief ly
YEAR CII                                                                                                                                USPS: 448-080                           Home Office closed for
                                                    WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2009
ISSUE 25                                                                                                                              ISSN: 1080-0263                           Christmas, New Year
                                                                                                                                                                                IMPERIAL, Pa. — The SNPJ Home Of-
                                                                                                                                                                                fice will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 23,
                                                                                                                                                                                through Friday, Dec. 25, in observance of
                                                                                                                                                                                the Christmas holiday. The Home Office
                                                                                                                                                                                will also be closed Thursday, Dec. 31,
                                                                                                                                                                                and Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, in celebration

Heritage Center anticipating the 2010 season
                                                                                                                                                                                of the New Year. Normal office hours, 8
                                                                                                                                                                                a.m. until 5 p.m., will resume Monday,
                                                                                                                                                                                Jan. 4. We wish all SNPJ members and
                                                                                                                                                                                friends a merry Christmas and a happy
       by CAROL SADAR MARUSZAK (53)                   selling and promoting the cookbook. It’s because    Heritage Center that is going to be expanded.                         New Year.
        SNPJ Heritage Center Committee                of everyone’s continued interest that the SNPJ      Many Slovenians had jobs in the coal mines,
BOROUGH OF SNPJ, Pa. — The SNPJ                       Heritage Center thrives today.                      and the Heritage Center Committee would like
Heritage Center is busy helping Santa fulfill            SNPJ Lodge 689 in Helper, Utah, donated          to share those stories with others. If you, a fam-                    Get insight on SNPJ
wish lists with last-minute cookbook orders
and other items from the gift shop. It’s too late
                                                      $100 to the Heritage Center. Donations from
                                                      other Lodges and organizations support the
                                                                                                          ily member or friend worked in the mines and
                                                                                                          would like to share your personal story, please
                                                                                                                                                                                products at Lodge 106
to receive a cookbook in time for the holidays,       Heritage Center, and assist in providing upkeep,    write it down and mail it to me. The stories                          IMPERIAL, Pa. — SNPJ Marketing Di-
but remember that special person for his or her       overhead costs and sponsored programs. Thank        will be shared in Prosveta and on display in                          rector Greg Felton will be visiting Imperi-
birthday, wedding, anniversary or other special       you to Lorraine Babcock for her efforts and for     the Heritage Center. I can be reached at mar-                         al, Pa., Lodge 106 Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010.
occasion. Valentine’s Day is just around the          sending the check to us.                   or 2151 Larchmont                            The regular Lodge meeting will begin at
corner!                                                  The positive feedback and support for the                                                                              7 p.m. followed by a 15- to 20-minute
                                                                                                                  SEE HERITAGE CENTER 2010                                      PowerPoint presentation by Bro. Felton
    The Heritage Center is closed and will reopen     cookbook has been overwhelming. It has in-                              ON PAGE 8
Sunday, April 18, 2010. Although we are closed,       spired the Heritage Center Committee to update                                                                            which will cover SNPJ history, products,
cookbook orders are still being filled. Thank you     displays and introduce new programs for 2010.                                                                             fraternal benefits, etc. All members are
to Theresa Iskra of Willoughby Hills, Ohio, for       There is a limited coal miner display in the                                                                              welcome to attend to learn more about
                                                                                                                                                                                SNPJ or to have any questions answered.

                                                                                                                                                                                Register for e-mail notice
                                                                                                                                                       PERIODICAL MATERIAL
                                                                                                                                                                                of insurance premiums
                                                                                                                                                                                IMPERIAL, Pa. — SNPJ is now offering
                                                                                                                                                                                members the opportunity to receive their
                                                                                                                                                                                life insurance premium notices via e-mail.
                                                                                                                                                                                To register for this service, simply phone
                                                                                                                                                                                the SNPJ Home Office at 1-800-843-7675
                                                                                                                                                                                or e-mail and request
                                                                                                                                                                                to have your bills e-mailed to you. We
                                                                                                                                                                                will be happy to send you a one-year
                                                                                                                                                                                supply of envelopes for your use when
                                                                                                                                                                                returning payments to the Home Office.
                                                                                                                                                                                The number of envelopes sent will be
                                                                                                                                                                                determined by the frequency of premium
                                                                                                                                                                                payments you make.

                                                                                                                                                                                Have you recommended
The Slowind Quintet from Slovenia spent a few days in California performing for guests all
along the coast.                                                                                                                                                                a new member lately?

Slovenia’s Slowind takes California by storm
                                                                                                                                                                                IMPERIAL, Pa. — Be sure to take
                                                                                                                                                                                advantage of SNPJ’s Recommender
                                                                                                                                                                                Program which offers SNPJ members an
                                                                                                                                                                                enhanced benefit for encouraging family,
                by JEAN KOCI                          were Antonin Rejcha (1779-1836) of Czech            were homemade and delicious.                                          children, friends and acquaintances to join
         Lodge 786 Secretary/Treasurer                heritage and Gyorgy Ligeti (1923-2006) of               The event was supported by many members                           SNPJ. The recommender will receive $10
ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. — What a joy to                 Hungary.                                            of the parish; by students from several local high                    for each valid referral submitted. Every
have the wonderful Slowind Quintet visit us once         A crowd of over 250 was in attendance,           schools and colleges; by community members                            valid referral earns the recommender one
again in Laguna Niguel! The talented musicians        which was a smaller crowd than in the past,         who read about the event in the local news; and                       chance in the quarterly drawing for an
of this ensemble performed another wonderful          but it was a very appreciative audience that        by Slovenians from the San Fernando Valley,                           opportunity to win $100 and an additional
concert at St. Timothy’s Church Nov. 7. We            really enjoyed the evening. The concert was         the San Gabriel Valley, Palm Springs, Fontana,                        chance in the year-end drawing for an
were treated to an unusual selection of music by      followed by a lovely reception where Matej          Riverside County and all along the coastal com-                       opportunity to win $500. See page 6 for
composers dating as far back as the 1700s up to       Šarc, Aleš Kacjan, Metod Tomac, Jurij Jenko         munities. It was a joy to see younger Slovenians,                     the Recommender coupon.
the very youthful Nina Šenk of Slovenia.              and Paulo Calligaris generously greeted and got     some of whom are newcomers to Southern
    The audience was surprised and in awe when        acquainted with many of those in attendance. An     California, connect and gather together. They
the fellows brought out wooden sticks to play
the rhythm of American Steve Reich. Slowind
                                                      abundance of potica, strudel and other pastries
                                                      was served. For the Slovenians, of course, these
                                                                                                          urged us to keep them informed about upcoming
                                                                                                          events. They didn’t want to go home because                                              THE
found this music a few years ago, not in the
United States, but in Mongolia. Also featured
                                                      were familiar treats, but for many of the others,
                                                      they couldn’t believe all these lovely desserts
                                                                                                                      SEE SLOWIND STORM
                                                                                                                              ON PAGE 5
                                                                                                                                                                                The next two PROSVETA issue dates

    Merry ChristMas!
                                                                                                                                                                                are Dec. 30 and Jan. 13, 2010. All mate-
                                                                                                                                                                                rial must be received by Friday, Dec. 18,
                                                                                                                                                                                for the Dec. 30 issue, and by Monday,
                                                                                                                                                                                Jan. 4, for the Jan. 13 issue. If you are
                                                                                                                                                                                running short on time and concerned
                                                                                                                                                                                about making the deadline, try faxing
                                                                                                                                                                                your submission to (724) 695-1555 or

        • Olivia N. Jewkes                                     • Frank J. Rote III                                                        • Ryder and Dane Feltes
            Born July 29, 2008                                    Born June 3, 2009                                                       Borough of SNPJ, Pa., Lodge 776
         Helper, Utah, Lodge 689                              Fontana, Calif., Lodge 723                  The members of Lodge 776 welcome Ryder Feltes, 4, and Dane Feltes, 2, as their new-
The members of Lodge 689 welcome the                  Lodge 723 members welcome the newest                est additions to the Lodge. Ryder and Dane are the sons of Brad (776) and Katy Feltes,
newest addition to their Lodge, Olivia Nicole         addition to their Lodge, Frank J. Rote III.         the grandsons of George Feltes (776), and the great-grandsons of Anna Feltes (776).
Jewkes. Olivia is the daughter of Jeremy              Frank is the son of Frank Jr. (723) and             We welcome Ryder and Dane to the Slovene National Benefit Society, and extend our
(689) and Tara Jewkes, sister of Josie                Stephanie Rote, grandson of Frank and               best wishes to their entire family.
Jewkes (689), and granddaughter of Billy              Diana Rote (723), and great-grandson
and Barbara (689) Jewkes. We welcome                  of Frank L. Rote. We welcome Frank to
Olivia to SNPJ and extend our best wishes             the Slovene National Benefit Society and
to her entire family.                                 extend our best wishes to his entire family.
2          PROSVETA
           December 16, 2009

ENLIGHTENMENT                                       Busy hands for                                                                                                                     Lodge 6 will
                                                    the Lodge A18                                                                                                                      host the 2010
           (USPS 448-080)
          (ISSN 1080-0263)
  The Official Publication of the
    Slovene National
     Benefit Society                                holiday season                                                                                                                     W.Pa.Bowling
  247 W. Allegheny Road
 Imperial, PA 15126-9774
  Phone: (724) 695-1100
                                                                   by DIANE PEOPLES
                                                               Lodge A18 Secretary/Treasurer
                                                   BADEN, Pa. — Lodge A18 held its holiday party
                                                                                                                                                                                                by KEVIN RICHARDS
         Toll-Free:                                Nov. 29 in the Anthony Wayne Terrace community                                                                                              SNPJ Fraternal Director
                                                                                                               Lodge A18 members assembled crafts for a local school’s
 1-800-843-7675 (THE SNPJ)                         room. After the meeting and nomination of 2010
                                                                                                               Christmas festivities during their November meeting.
                                                   officers, members and guests enjoyed dinner, door                                                                                   IMPERIAL, Pa. — The Fraternal
    Fax: (724) 695-1555                                                                                                                                                                Department is pleased to announce
                                                   prizes and bingo.
e-mail:                                                                                                                                                              that the bid to host the 2010 SNPJ
                                                      Everyone in attendance helped assemble crafts
  web site:                           for a local school’s Santa Land. SNPJ Region 3                                                                                      Western Pa. Bowling Tournament
               editor:                             Vice President Nancy Koutoulakis (721) and her                                                                                      submitted by Sygan Lodge 6 has been
             Jay Sedmak                            husband were our special guests.                                                                                                    approved.
           associate editor:                          The next Lodge A18 meeting will be held                                                                                             The tournament will take place
          Kimberly Gonzalez                        Sunday, Jan. 10, weather permitting, at the An-                                                                                     Feb. 26-28. The men will bowl at
Subscription rate is $8 per year for non-SNPJ      thony Wayne Terrace community room from 2                                                                                           Sports Haven Bowl in Bridgeville,
members in the United States (Fla. subscribers,
                                                   to 4 p.m. We hope all members will join us for                                                                                      Pa., and the women will bowl at the
please add 6 percent sales tax). Canadian and
                                                   our election of officers, a planning meeting and a                                                                                  Sygan Lodge 6 lanes. Turn to page 8
foreign subscriptions, $50 per year. Advertis-
ing information available by writing our office.   potluck dinner.                                                                                                                     for the entry form, and watch upcom-
Material concerning the official workings of          For additional details or if you have any ques-                                                                                  ing Prosveta issues for additional
the Slovene National Benefit Society is given                                                                                                                                          tournament information.
publication priority. Unsolicited manuscripts
                                                   tions, please contact Lodge A18 President Susan
returned only if a self-addressed, stamped         Ramsey at (724) 869-0172.                                                                                                              Visiting Sygan Lodge 6 for bowl-
envelope is enclosed.                                                                                                                                                                  ing tournaments is always a great time.

                                                   Everyone a winner at Lodge 745 Casino Night
                                                                                                                                                                                       We look forward to bowling there
Postmaster: Send all address changes to:
                                                                                                                                                                                       again in 2010.
 PROSVETA, 247 W. Allegheny Rd.,
       Imperial, PA 15126-9774
  (Issued biweekly on Wednesday)

                                                                                                                                                                                       Share the
                                                                           submitted by                             they applied toward five great prizes. The lucky winners
(Periodical postage paid at Imperial, Pa.,                                  Dan Miller
      and additional mailing office.)                                                                               left with themed gift baskets containing fun and useful
                                                   GRASS VALLEY, Calif. — On Nov. 14, Golden                        items such as movie tickets, wine, martini glasses, bath

                                                                                                                                                                                       holidays with
                                                   Valley Lodge 745 members held their first-ever Casino            products, videos and more.
sNPJ NatioNal Board                                Night. More than 45 members and friends gathered                     In the end, whether it was a gift basket, a package
Executive Committee:                               at Dale and Suzie Buse’s home in Newcastle, Calif.,              of strudel or a night filled with memories of fun and
NatioNal PresideNt

                                                                                                                                                                                       Sygan Lodge 6
                                                   for this fund-raising event. For a $15 donation, each            friends, everyone left a winner. It was a clear consensus
Joseph C. Evanish                                  attendee received $150 worth of chips to use at five             that the Lodge 745 Casino Night was an overwhelming
         NatioNal secretary                        game tables including two blackjack tables, roulette,            success. The membership is in eager anticipation of the
            Karen A. Pintar                        Pai Gow Poker and Texas hold ’em. Keno cards were                next Lodge activity!
                  NatioNal treasurer               available as well. For four fun-filled hours, beginners                                                                                       by RUTH WRIGHT (6)
                   Robert J. Lawrence              and seasoned gamblers alike sat side by side and took                                                                                        Youth Circle 36 Director

  Correspondence received at:                      their chance with lady luck.                                                                                                        SYGAN, Pa. — All Lodge 6 youth
   247 West Allegheny Road                            For those who wanted a break from the gaming tables,                                                                             members are invited to the annual
    Imperial, PA 15126-9774                        a dance floor was provided in the middle of the room                                                                                Lodge 6 Christmas party Saturday,
Office hours are Monday -Thursday, 8 a.m.          that was perfect for polka. Live music was performed                                                                                Dec. 19, in the Sunshine Room. The
 to 5 p.m.; Fridays 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.        throughout the night by Dale Buse on piano, Frank Rote                                                                              doors will open at 1 p.m. Lunch with
                                                   on accordion, John Mlakar on accordion, Joe Mlakar on                                                                               Santa will take place at 1:30 p.m.
Finance Committee:                                 banjo and Suzie Buse on drums. Even the occasional                                                                                  followed by games, activities and a
Chrm.: Joseph P. Cvetas — 356                      guest would sit in and play a set.                                                                                                  stocking auction.
  Golfview Road, Unit 602, N. Palm
                                                      A delicious and seemingly never-ending buffet pre-                                                                                  SNPJ youth members will be ad-
  Beach, FL 33408
Robert Lawrence, Secretary                         pared by Lodge member Teresa Mlakar assured that                                                                                    mitted free of charge. Non-members
Joseph C. Evanish                                  everyone had all the fuel they needed to keep them go-                                                                              are welcome for $5 and adult lunches
Kenneth Anderson — 2400 Derby Road,                ing all night. As an extra fund-raising opportunity, the                                                                            can be purchased for $3. An RSVP is
  Birmingham, MI 48009                             Lodge sold strudel made by members Lucille Mlakar                                                                                   required by Dec. 14. Call or text Youth
Roger C. Clifford — 102 Lang Road,
  Sewickley, PA 15143
                                                   and Julianne Wood for dessert.                                                                                                      Circle 36 Director Ruth Wright at
                                                      At the end of the night, everyone turned in their             Lodge 745 members and friends mastered their card                  (412) 370-1726, or e-mail circle36@
                                                   remaining chips in exchange for drawing tickets which            playing skills during the Lodge’s recent Casino Night.   
Supervisory Committee:
Chrm.: Phyllis Wood — 9519 Evergreen
  Lane, Fontana, CA 92335
Vincent Baselj — 1001 Grandview Ave.,
  Apt. 903, Bridgeville, PA 15017
Louis J. Novak — 6308 Highland Rd.,
                                                   A gift from the heart from the California Fraternal Congress
  Highland Heights, OH 44143                                         by PHYLLIS WOOD
Stan Repos — 1255 McCaslin Rd.,                                          Lodge 723
  Imperial, PA 15126
                                                   FONTANA, Calif. — It always amazes me what
Joseph M. Grkman Jr. — P.O. Box 584,
  South Park, PA 15129                             little effort it takes of a few to fulfill the needs of
                                                   many. In October 2009, the California Fraternal
                                                   Congress – of which SNPJ is a member – sponsored
Regional Vice Presidents:                          their annual service project in conjunction with their                                                                                                   The        2009
Edward Kuzma, Region 1 — Box 217,                                                                                                                                                                           California
  Tire Hill, PA 15959                              annual conference. This year, the service project
                                                                                                                                                                                                            F r a t e r n a l
James L. Curl, Region 2 — 503 Orchard              benefactor was the Sacramento Children’s Home,                                                                                                           Congress service
  St., Carnegie, PA 15106                          a foster home located in the city of Sacramento in                                                                                                       project focused
Nancy Koutoulakis, Region 3 — 4321                 Northern California. Approximately 30 children be-                                                                                                       on providing 50
  Beverly Dr., Aliquippa, PA 15001
                                                   tween the ages of infancy and 15 reside at this facility.                                                                                                backpacks of
Dorothy Gorjup, Region 4 — 23760
                                                       The service project focused on providing 50                                                                                                          items for children
  Farringdon Ave., Euclid, OH 44123
Tracey Anderson, Region 5 — 1014                   backpacks of items for the children, with items                                                                                                          at the Sacramento
  Edgewood Dr., Royal Oak, MI 48067                donated by the various fraternal members of the                                                                                                          Children’s Home.
Justina Rigler, Region 6 — 1116 Berk-              California Fraternal Congress. As a member of the
  ley Lane, Lemont, IL 60439                       California Fraternal Congress Board of Directors, it        dly stuffed animals and with some money left over,        tending, and he was impressed by the number of
John Zibert, Region 7 — 284 N. 200
  St., Arma, KS 66712
                                                   was expected that I take a lead in raising donations        eight books for various ages were purchased for           fraternal organizations in California and the fact that
Fred Mlakar, Region 8 — 13592                      from our California SNPJ Lodges. Each Lodge                 the center’s library. On behalf of SNPJ, Lodge 723        they, like SNPJ, are having the same issues with
  Onkayha Cir., Irvine, CA 92620                   in California was contacted for donations, and I            member Julianne Wood assisted with the purchases          decreasing membership and active members. We
                                                   selected to purchase 25 stuffed animals from the            and delivered the items to the Sacramento Hilton,         appreciate John’s attendance at the meeting.
 SNPJ Recreation Center                            “need” list. Extremely generous monetary donations          where she also participated in the assembly of the           Many of the California Lodges utilized this
         270 Martin Road                           were received from Lodge 745 in Grass Valley,               backpacks and loading onto trucks. Julianne stated,       activity as their Make a Difference Day project.
       Enon Valley, PA 16120                       Lodge 723 in Fontana and Lodge 786 in Orange                “It was good to interact with other fraternal groups      And what a difference these SNPJ members made
 (724) 336-5180 • fax (724) 336-6716               County. A donation from the SNPJ Home Office                and to make a difference in my own city.”                 for many children who have little to nothing to
      Toll-free: 1-877-767-5732                    was made to the annual congress meeting.                        Lodge 745 member John Mlakar represented              call their own. Thank you, participating California
     web site:
      e-mail:                         Needless to say, we were able to purchase 25 cud-       SNPJ at the congress. This was his first time at-         SNPJ Lodges.

  Have something for
  Up-and-Coming?                                   Up-and-Coming...
                                                   A look at events planned by the Slovene National Benefit Society
                                                   • DEC. 27 .......... Herminie, Pa., Lodge 87 polka          • JAN. 23-24 .... Spring Hill, Fla., Lodge 778 Snow-      • MARCH 21 ........... Spring Hill, Fla., Lodge 778
  Type of Event
                                                            dance in the Crystal Ballroom, 2-7 p.m.                       flake Dance Weekend. Entertainment                    dinner dance. Dinner served from noon-
                                                            Entertainment by the Mikey Dee and Karl                       featuring Frank Moravcik 6-10 p.m. Jan.               1:30 p.m.; dancing to Virgil Baker from 2-6
                                                            Lukitsch bands. For more information                          23; 2-6 p.m. Jan. 24. For information con-            p.m. For details contact Carol Drongosky
  Site                                                      contact Shirley Bailley at (724) 864-                         tact Mary Ann Hiltz at (727) 376-8486.                at (352) 237-8039.
                                                            1606.                                              • JAN. 30 ......... Spring Hill, Fla., Lodge 778 dance.   • MAY 1-2 ........ SNPJ National Bowling Tourna-
                                                   • DEC. 31 ........ Sygan, Pa., Lodge 6 New Year’s                      Dinner served from 5-7 p.m.; dancing to                 ment hosted by Indianapolis Lodge 34.
                                                            Eve dance, 7 p.m.-1a.m. Music by Frank                        Bob Kravos from 6-10 p.m. For details                   For tournament information contact Fra-
  If a concert or dance, who is                                                                                           phone Mary Ann Hiltz at (727) 376-8486.
  performing?                                               Palombi’s Good Time Band. For more                                                                                    ternal Director Kevin Richards at 1-800-
                                                            information phone Marianne Carchidi at             • FEB. 6 ........... San Francisco Lodge 304 dinner                843-7675 or
                                                            (412) 200-2398.                                               dance at the Slovenian Hall, 2101 Mari-
                                                                                                                                                                         • JUNE 20-25 ...... Youth Roundup at the SNPJ
                                                                                                                          posa, San Francisco. Dinner served at

  Date                                                                                                                                                                           Recreation Center, Borough of SNPJ,
                                                                                                                          6 p.m.; dance music by the Joey Bajuk
                                                                                                                                                                                 Pa. Contact Fraternal Director Kevin
                                                                                                                          Trio. For additional information contact
  Time                                                                                                                                                                           Richards at 1-800-843-7675 or e-mail
                                                                                                                          Diane Kresevich at (650) 588-3863.
                                                                                                                                                                        for registration
  Who to contact                                   • JAN. 1 ........... Spring Hill, Fla., Lodge 778 New       • FEB. 19-21 .... Florida SNPJ Days hosted by                     forms.
                                                              Year’s Day dinner dance. Dinner served                      Samsula Lodge 603.
                                                              from noon-1:30 p.m.; dancing to the Bob                                                                    • JUNE 25-27 ...... SNPJ Young Adult Conference
                                                                                                               • MARCH 5-7.......... Florida Slovene Days and
                                                              Turcola Orchestra from 2-5 p.m. For                                                                                at the SNPJ Recreation Center, Borough
                                                                                                                          the SNPJ Florida Annual Golf Tourna-
  Phone (          )                                          additional information phone Mary Ann                                                                              of SNPJ, Pa. For registration information
                                                                                                                          ment hosted by Spring Hill Lodge 778.
                                                              Hiltz at (727) 376-8486.                                                                                           contact Fraternal Director Kevin Richards
                                                                                                                          Weekend entertainment features the Ma-
                                                                                                                                                                                 at 1-800-843-7675 or e-mail krichards@
        Complete and return to:                    • JAN. 16 ......... Verbick Fraternal Memorial Bowl-                   honing Valley Button Box Club and The
                                                             ing Tournament at Riviera Lanes, West                        Polka Quads. For additional information
        247 W. Allegheny Road                                Allis, Wis. Bowling begins at noon. For                      contact Rita Hren at (352) 382-3721; for       • JULY 9-11.......... Slovenefest XXIX and the 54th
       Imperial, PA 15126-9774
      e-mail:                              more information contact Mary Donovan                        golf tournament information phone Betty                 Miss SNPJ Pageant at the SNPJ Rec-
                                                             at (414) 817-0192.                                           Keber at (352) 686-9579.                                reation Center, Borough of SNPJ, Pa. •                                                                                                                                                                           PROSVETA
                                                                                                                                                                                                    December 16, 2009

                                                                                         Government paves the                                                                       units, which was down only 9.8 percent.
                                                                                                                                                                                    IDC attributes this disparity to the start of
                                                                                         way for investigative office                                             from the          the school year and a boost in activities
                                                                                                                                                                   source           targeting educational sales.
GREG FELTON                                                                              LJUBLJANA (STA) — In mid-
Marketing Director                                                                       November, Slovenia’s government

 How much do
                                                                                         adopted changes to the Police Act that            At its outset, the University of Lju-
                                                                                         determine conditions of future workings       bljana included faculties (departments)
                                                                                         of the National Investigation Office, an      of theology, law, arts, technical sciences   Pokljuka ski resort

you really need?
                                                                                         independent body that will investigate
                                                                                         all forms of white-collar, corporate and
                                                                                                                                       and medicine, and it has since expanded
                                                                                                                                       to encompass 23 faculties and three acad-
                                                                                                                                                                                    opens renovated hotel
                                                                                         other serious crimes.                         emies. In the 2008/2009 academic year        POkLJUkA (STA) — The Sport Hotel
                                                                                             Interior Minister Katarina Kresal told    there were over 41,000 undergraduate         on the Pokljuka plateau reopened in late

      ife insurance is easy to purchase, and people often                                the press after the government session        students and nearly 4,400 students en-       November after receiving a face-lift
      choose a flat amount of insurance like $5,000 or                                   that the amendments determined the            rolled in post-graduate programs.            estimated at $1.96 million, 25 percent
      $10,000. But last year, funeral costs alone averaged                               office’s scope of work, the director’s            Although events to mark the anni-        of which came from European structural
about $8,000. Is that enough insurance for your family?                                  powers of appointment and the terms           versary were held throughout the week,       funds. The hotel will cater to a variety of
  Most people plan to use their insurance to pay for all or                              for employment in the office. According       the Dec. 1 main celebration featured         guests, including world-class athletes.
                                                                                         to the minister, the office is necessary      President Danilo Türk delivering the             Local Government and Regional
part of the following types of expenses:
                                                                                         because the existing organization and         keynote address at the Cankarjev dom         Development Minister Henrik Gjerkes,
     Immediate                       Ongoing                            Future
                                                                                         skills of prosecution bodies are not suf-     convention center. On the occasion,          who was on hand for the inauguration,
                                                                                         ficient to achieve a breakthrough in the      President Türk conferred the Order for       said that the investment proved how im-
• Credit card debt/bills           • Health Care                   • Business            war against white-collar crime.               Exceptional Services on the university
• Funeral ($8,000 avg.)            • Food                             opportunity                                                                                                   portant projects could be completed with
                                                                                             Following analyses, the ministry          for its contribution to scholarship, re-     the help of EU funds. Gjerkes called for
• Mortgage                         • Utilities                     • College
                                                                                         opted for the Finnish model of a national     search, arts and teaching.                   better use of this type of funding.
• Car loans                        • Housing                       • Retirement          investigation bureau, but upgraded it
                                                                   • Investments                                                                                                        The renovated hotel can accommodate
• Taxes                            • Clothing                                            with a multidisciplinary approach.                                                         120 people in single, double and triple
• Estate settlement                • Insurance                                           “Specialized investigative groups will                                                     rooms. Prior to the renovation, the hotel
                                                                                         have a common seat, which will enable
    Certainly, the immediate expenses should be covered                                  protection of confidential and relevant       ...just as plans for a new                   catered mainly to skiers, cross-country
                                                                                                                                                                                    skiers, hikers and mountaineers. The
right away. You should have sufficient life insurance protec-
tion to cover these urgent items. Then you have to think
                                                                                         data,” Kresal said. She added that the        private university dissolve                  hotel will also be available to world-class
                                                                                         office will be highly independent in its                                                   athletes, who will find suitable facilities
about the ongoing expenses for your family. Even though                                  work and decisions, and that it will be       LJUBLJANA (STA) — When the                   for training on Pokljuka, Slovenia’s
you are no longer in the picture, they still have a house-                               flexible – meaning that it will be able to    government annulled the registry of a        cross-country skiing center.
hold to run and that takes money. Phone, gas and electric                                hire external experts for individual cases.   new private university in January of this        The hotel expects to maintain a 60
bills aren’t cheap, and they won’t be any less without you                                   One of the key points of the analysis     year, the Nova Gorica-based Faculty of       percent occupancy rate, which means
there. Of course, any good financial plan includes ideas to                              was that the office should maintain           Applied Social Sciences quit the project     about 25,000 overnight stays per year.
accumulate money for future expenses. These items may                                    good practices and not hamper current         in October thus diminishing the hopes        Reviewing past bookings, it expects
seem far off, but in reality they’re right around the corner.                            investigative work carried out by the         that it would ever come to life.             two-thirds of its guests will come from
Attention to these future expenses allows for growth and                                 police. “This is about improving the             Nova univerza, based at Brdo pri          Slovenia, and another major portion from
other possibilities.                                                                     work of the police with an internal unit,”    Kranju, sought to bring together the Fac-    Italy, Austria and Croatia.
    When calculating your life insurance needs, use this                                 Kresal said.                                  ulty of Postgraduate State and European          Including the Sport Hotel, there are
simple formula: take your current and future financial                                       When asked about personnel, the min-      Studies at Brdo pri Kranju, the European     now three accommodation facilities on
obligations minus your spouse’s earnings, current sav-                                   ister replied that the office will employ     Law Faculty and the Faculty of Applied       Pokljuka; the Hotel Center and Villa
ings, investments and any life insurance you already own.                                between 70 and 80 investigators who will      Social Sciences in Nova Gorica, which        Triglav are the other two. The Jelka Hotel
The difference is the amount of insurance needed. Buy it                                 come from both within and outside the         together have more than 2,000 students.      is currently closed for renovation.
now while you’re in good health and before you get any                                   police force. Candidates will be selected     The latter has decided to join the Uni-
older.                                                                                   throughout next year, she added.              versity of Primorsko.
    For more help on this subject or to schedule a review,                                                                                Dean of the Faculty of Applied Social
please contact your Lodge secretary, local sales represen-                                                                             Sciences Matevz Tomsič explained the
tative or the SNPJ Home Office at 1-800-843-7675.                                                                                      decision was in the best interest of the     Tintoretto’s St. Nicholas
• Thought for the Week — Who                                                             Fuzine Castle returned to                     faculty’s future development. The fac-
                                                                                                                                       ulty’s managing board and the senate
                                                                                                                                                                                    restored to former glory
  aims at excellence will be above
  mediocrity; who aims at mediocrity
                                                                                         the government’s hands                        unanimously decided to leave the Nova        NOVO MESTO (STA) — A 1582 paint-
                                                                                                                                       univerza project “based on a thorough        ing of St. Nicholas by Venetian master
  will be far short of it.                                                               LJUBLJANA (STA) — In its devel-               analysis of pros and cons,” he noted.
                            Slovenian proverb                                                                                                                                       Jacopo Rubusti Tintoretto was returned
                                                                                         opment plan for the 2009-2012 period,            Chancellor of the University of           to its home above the main altar at St.
                                                                                         the Slovenian government included             Primorsko Rado Bohinc said that the          Nicholas Church in Novo mesto Nov. 30
                                                                                         the purchase of Fuzine Castle at $7.54        faculty’s application had been accepted      following a $151,000 restoration project
                                                                                         million, thus confirming a deal signed        and that an evaluation showed positive       that took a year and a half to complete.
                                                                                         with the Ljubljana municipality in mid-       results. He added that he was personally         The painting was restored at the
  Blood Will Tell                                                                        October. The purchase of the castle,
                                                                                         which is home to Ljubljana Museum
                                                                                                                                       inclined to the annexation because the
                                                                                                                                       university would obtain a social studies
                                                                                                                                                                                    National Institute for the Protection of
                                                                                                                                                                                    Cultural Heritage, which was able to
   Thousands of Slovenians immigrated                                                    of Architecture, was urgent because           program, which it was lacking.               conclusively confirm that the painting,
   to western Pennsylvania and eastern                                                   no other facility of 64,500 square feet          By joining a state university, the Fac-   which measures a full 86 square feet,
       Ohio at the turn of the century                                                   is currently available for purchase, the      ulty of Applied Social Sciences dimin-       indeed came from Tintoretto’s workshop,
      to supply the labor market in the                                                  government announced.                         ished all hopes that Nova univerza would     according to Barbka Gosar-Hirci, who
    expanding steel and manufacturing                                                        In the long run, leasing the building,    become the country’s second private
     industries. Craig Paulenich traces
                                                                                                                                                                                    took part in the restoration.
                                                                                         which is listed on the cultural heritage      university, following in the footsteps of        The painting was commissioned spe-
   that legacy through his newest book
          of poetry, Blood Will tell.
                                                                                         registry, is much more costly that actually   the University of Nova Gorica.               cifically for the Novo mesto church by
                                                                                         buying it. The Culture Ministry therefore                                                  Novo mesto Provost Polidor Montagnana.
      $20 each, includes shipping/handling                                               negotiated the purchase price with the
                                                                                         Ljubljana municipality. The municipality
             Mail your order and payment to:                                             will cover all other costs of the agree-
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                                                                                         locate the money for the purchase from                                           at the welterweight crown
        POTICAS alive
                                                                                         investments in cultural facilities.           LJUBLJANA (STA) — The transitional
                                                                                                                                       period during which television broad-        PTUJ (STA) — Dejan Zavec, Slovenia’s
                                                                                                                                       casters must make the switch from analog     highest-ranked professional boxer, was
   Keep your holiday tradition                                                                                                         to digital signals began in Slovenia on
                                                                                                                                       Dec. 1 and will continue until Dec. 1,
                                                                                                                                                                                    selected by reigning IBF welterweight
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                                                                                                                                                                                    South Africa. Zavec labeled his first
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                                      3 lb. potica for only $24.95plus s/h               of events the first week of December to       time analog signals will be taken offline.       Zavec (27-1-0, 15 KOs) was Hlatsh-
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                                      Nut, Poppyseed and Raisin Nut                                                                                                                 1-1, 10 KOs) claimed his title a little over
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                           Family owned by                                               The celebration marked 90 years since            During the transitional period, digital   finally gotten what I have been waiting
                                                                                         the university’s first lecture on Dec. 3,     broadcasts will be available on the first    for my whole life, my entire career,” said
  Don Wojtila • Baker and Polka Musician                                                 1919, which was a culmination of de-          digital multiplex in Slovenia managed
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                                                                                         cades of efforts by Slovenians to have        by public broadcaster RTV Slovenija,         fighter to contend for a world title.
                                                                                         their first university.                       the head of the Directorate for Informa-         Zavec, who suffered his only defeat
                                                                                             Although formally 90 years old, the       tion Society Nikolaj Simič told the press    last year against the then-European
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4         PROSVETA
          16. Decembra 2009

  Stran                                                                                       Radost Godovič še enkrat zlata
                                                                           HEADLINE: Radost Godovič golden              For their evening concert, the choral        direktor tekmovanja k temu sodelovanju
                                                                       one more time                                 director selected an arrangement of             posebej povabil. 13. november je bil dan
                                                                           TOPIC: From Nov. 11-15, the Radost        Slovenian folk songs. The girls decided         tekmovanja in večernega koncerta. Točno
                                                                       Godovič girl’s chorus and their director,     years ago that when performing abroad           ob štirih popoldne so dekleta tekmovala
                                                                       Damjana Vončina, participated at the          they would introduce Slovenia’s cultur-         v kategoriji sakralne glasbe. Izvajale
                                                                       Franz Shubert International Chorus            al history frequently and as extensively        so skladbe Shuberta, Lukovskega in
                                                                       Competitions in Vienna. The chorus            as possible.                                    Močnika. Poleg njih je v tej kategoriji
   Ureja Vida Kosir                                                    competed in the category of sacral
                                                                       music, and besides the competition, the
                                                                                                                        After the final competition, the Ra-
                                                                                                                     dost Godovič Chorus received a gold
                                                                                                                                                                     tekmovalo še deset drugih zborov iz Rusije,
                                                                                                                                                                     Italije Hrvaške, Avstrije in Norveške.
                                                                       girls held two additional performances        award in its category and jointly finished          Zbor je imel na sporedu še več koncer-
 Več kot 10.000 obiskovalcev                                           in the center of Vienna.
                                                                           On Nov. 12 they performed with four
                                                                                                                     in fourth place.
                                                                                                                        Dekliški pevski zbor Radost, Godovič z
                                                                                                                                                                     tov. Zborovodkinja je na program uvrstila
                                                                                                                                                                     izključno priredbe slovenskih ljudskih
   v piranskem akvariju                                                other choruses at the grand opening of
                                                                       the competition. This was an honor for
                                                                                                                     zborovodkinjo Damjano Vončina se je od
                                                                                                                     11. do 15. novembra udeležil 26. medn-
                                                                                                                                                                     pesmi. Dekleta so namreč že pred leti
                                                                                                                                                                     sklenila, da v tujini izvajajo in predstavljajo
    HEADLINE: More than             liko vstopnic so prodali v drugi   them because they received a special          arodnega zborovskega tekmovanja Franza          slovensko kulturno dediščino, kolikor je
10,000 visitors to Piran’s          polovici oktobra in prvi polovi-   invitation from the competition’s ar-         Shuberta na Dunaju. Zbor je tekmoval v          le mogoče pogosto.
aquarium                            ci novembra. “Če bi bil obisk      tistic director. The competition and an       kategoriji sakralne glasbe, poleg tega pa           Po finalnih nastopih je mednarodna
    TOPIC: In its first month       približno takšen vse leto, bi to   evening concert were held Nov. 13. In         so dekleta imela še dva dodatna nastopa         strokovna komisija razglasila vse rezultate.
of operation, 10,560 admirers       bilo izjemno,” meni Marjan         the afternoon the girls competed in the       v centru Dunaja.                                DePZ Radost Godovič je v svoji kategoriji
of the sea and sea life visited     Tončič, direktor Pomorskega        sacral music category. Ten other chorus-         12. novembra so še s štirimi zbori nas-      prejel zlato priznanje in zasedel skupno
the Piran Aquarium. They            in tehničnega izobraževalnega      es from Russia, Italy, Croatia, Austria       topile na slavnostni otvoritvi tekmovanja.      četrto mesto.
sold that many tickets in the       centra Portorož, ki upravlja ak-   and Norway also participated.                 To je bila za njih čast, saj jih je umetniški                             IDRIJSKE NOVICE
second half of October and          varij. Drugo polovico oktobra
in the beginning of Novem-          so našteli 7470 obiskovalcev,
ber. “If we were to have this
many visitors year round
                                    k čemur so pripomogle tudi
                                    jesenske šolske počitnice,             To in ono iz Slovenije                                                    Spet bodo
                                                                                                                                                   cveteli kostanji
it would be exceptional,”           novembra je bil obisk neko-
said Marjan Tončič, direc-
tor of the Portorož Nautical
                                    liko manjši, kar je za ta čas
                                    razumljivo. Vodstvo srednje
                                                                           – This and that from Slovenia –
and Technical Educational           pomorske šole bi bilo zado-             KOPER - S priložnostno prireditvijo sta Radio Koper in
Center, which is managing           voljno tudi, če bi imeli vse         Mercator pred dnevi sklenila štirimesečno akcijo zbiranja               HEADLINE: Chestnuts             burdened environment.
the aquarium. They would            leto po 6000 obiskovalcev            zamaškov za Anžetovo nogo. Anže Pratnemer, 26-letni                 will bloom again                        V Slovenski Bistrici na
be very pleased if they could       na mesec. Tako bi se račun s         absulvent računalništva z Iga pri Ljubljani, je januarja v              TOPIC: In connection            Partizanski cesti v okviru
welcome 6,000 visitors every        pokrivanjem stroškov verjetno        hudu prometni nesreči ostal brez ene noge. Odločil se je,           with the “For Environment,          projekta Za okolje, za drevo,
month of the year.                  izšel. V enem mesecu so imeli        da bo kupil takšno nožno protezo, ki mu bo omogočila                For Trees, For Tomorrow”            za jutri posadili 93 dreves
    “The newly renovated            42.000 evrov prihodka, pa tudi       kakovostno življenje in gibanje. Ker stane do 50.000 evrov          project, Slovenska Bistrica         stebrastih gabrov, in pa 43
aquarium is a great achieve-        bistveno večje stroške. Samo         (proteza je dobesedno ulita na porabnika, pred dokončanjem          planted 93 beech trees and          dreves škrlatnega divjega ko-
ment for many reasons. We           elektrike so porabili za 8000        pa na njej opravijo tudi do 3500 natančnih nastavitev), je          43 wild scarlet chestnuts. At a     stanja. Občina je iz proračuna
have observed that the fish         evrov. “Toda ni nam žal. Pren-       s podporo mame Blanke začel akcijo zbiranja zamaškov.               small ceremony in front of the      za saditev zagotovila 32.000,
feel much better in it. Here we     ovljen akvarij je lep dosežek        Vsak tehta dva grama, za 140 ton zamaškov, s katerimi bi            municipal building, Mayor           županja irena Majcen pa je na
are able to heal many injured       tudi zaradi drugih razlogov.         zbral dobrih 40.000 evrov, pa bi morali zbrati 70 milijonov         Irena Majcen presented              krajši slovesnosti pred občinsko
or ailing fish. Sometimes,          Opažamo, da se ribe v njem           zamaškov. Kot je povedal Anže, da so doslej v vseslovenski          the cylinders containing the        zgradbo vstavila tudi prvi tulec
because of the exceptional          počutijo veliko bolje. Tukaj         akciji zbiranja zamaškov zbrali 70 ton zamaškov, za katere          names of the project support-       z imeni podpornikov projekta.
conditions in this environ-         nam uspe pozdraviti marsikat-        je Anže dobil 21.000 evrov, ko jih je oddal v predelavo v           ers. To date, 322 individuals       Doslej je podporo podpisalo
ment, our aquarium is a real        ero ranjeno ali bolehno ribo.        grosupeljsko podjetje Omaplast.                                     and organizations signed            že 322 posameznikov in or-
health resort for the fish,”        Včasih je naš akvarij zaradi            Radio koper and Mercator recently closed their                   the petition of support and         ganizacij, ki so tako postali
Tončič said.                        izjemnih razmer v tem okolju         four-month activity of collecting bottle caps for Anže’s            have become the guardians           skrbniki dreves. Skrbništvo
    Prvi mesec je piranski ak-      pravo zdravilišče za ribe,” je       leg. Anže Pratnemer, a 26-year-old graduate computer                of these trees. The guardian-       ima simbolični pomen in izraža
varij obiskalo 10.560 ljubiteljev   dejal Marjan Tončič.                 student from Ig near Ljubljana, lost one leg in a bad               ship is symbolic, expressing        podporo nadaljnji zelenitvi
morja in življenja v njem. To-                                DELO       traffic accident in January. He decided that he would               the support of additional           mesta. Ko so lani in letos v
                                                                         purchase a prosthetic leg that would make it possible               plantings in the city. Last         Kolodvorski ter Čopovi ulici
                                                                         for him to lead a quality life. Because it would cost up            year the mayor ordered the          požagali dotrajane, skoraj sto
 SOGLASJE - Učitelj vpraša otroke: “Kdo mi lahko pove,                   to $75,000 (the prosthesis is literally cast on the user),          destruction of 100-year-old         let stare kostanje, so županjo
 po čemer se vidi, da se imajo stari ljudje še vedno radi.”                                                                                  chestnut trees, for which she       zelo kritizirali, a je odgovo-
 Nina: “Lep primer za to so Moji stari starši: dedek smrči,              with the help of his mother, Blanka, he started collecting
                                                                         bottle caps. Each cap weighs 0.07 ounces. To obtain 140             was criticized. She responded       rila, da bodo še letos posadili
 babica pa ne sliši!”
                                                                         tons of bottle caps, for which he would receive close to            that they would plant new           nove. Izpolnila je obljubo,
 PES ČUVAJ - “Pa je ta pes res dober čuvaj?” - “Seveda                                                                                       trees this year, and she ful-       strokovnjaki pa so se odločili
 je! Samo zbuditi ga morate, če pridejo vlomilci v hišo, in              $60,000, they would have to collect 70 million caps. As
                                                                         Anže said, to date they have collected 70 tons of bottle            filled her promise. Experts         za škrlatne divje kostanje, ker
 takoj bo začel lajati!”
                                                                         caps in this all-Slovenian activity, for which he has               decided to plant wild scarlet       so manj občutljivi na vplive
 PO POMOČ - Pilot stopi pred potnike s padalom na hrptu                                                                                      chestnuts because they are          urbaniziranega in s prometom
 in pravi: “Ni vzroka za preplah! Zdaj bom skočil in privedel            received $31,500.
 pomoč.”                                                                                                                         DELO        less sensitive to the effects       obremenjenega okolja.
                                                                                                                                             of an urbanized and traffic-                                    DELO

 Obnovili so poškodovano gnezdo štorkelj
   HEADLINE: They restored a dam-              replaced some branches and put back            že padlo s premajhnega podstavka. Na
aged stork’s nest
   TOPIC: In Rapoča village, in the
                                               part of the old nest because the storks
                                               won’t return to an empty base.
                                                                                              pobudo Šadlovih, ko so jim štorklje prirasle
                                                                                              k srcu, so zaposleni v Krajinskem parku
                                                                                                                                               vsem cenjenim bralcem in bralkam
bowels of the Krajinski Park Goričko,             The Krajinski Park Goričko, where           Goričko pripravili nov, večji in trdnejši         želim vesele božične praznike, ter
storks had built a nest on the powerline       there is still plenty of marsh fields and      podstavek, delavci Elektra Maribor pa so
support 20 years ago.                          aquatic surfaces, is home to 17 white          ga pred dnevi namestili na prejšnjega. Na              srečno novo leto 2010!
   In this wet year and during storms,         stork nests. Close to 200 pairs of white       podstavek so naložili vejevje in vrnili del                                                        Urednica
the thick layer of branches which ac-          storks nest in Slovenia, more than 85          starega gnezda, ker se štorklje na prazen
cumulated in the nest over the years           percent in the northeastern part of the        podstavek ne bi več vrnile. Na območju
started to disintegrate and the whole          country.                                       Krajinskega parka Goričko je sedemnajst
nest almost fell from its small base. At
the suggestion of the Šadlov family, who
                                                  V vasi Ropoča, v osrčju Krajinskega
                                               parka Goričko, imajo na električnem drogu
                                                                                              še naseljenih gnezd bele štorklje, večina v
                                                                                              zahodnem delu, kjer je če dovolj vlažnih
have become attached to the storks, the        na dvorišču Šadlovih štorklje gnezdo že        ekstenzivnih travnikov in vodnih površin.            smrečica in domači piškoti
employees of Krajinski Park Goričko            dvajset let. Debela plast vejevja in humusa,   V vsej Sloveniji gnezdi kakšnih 200 parov
                                                                                                                                                 Prazniki so pred vrati. To je dejstvo, kljub temu da vas
prepared a new, larger and stronger            ki se je v teh letih nabrala na gnezdu, je     belih štorkelj, več kot 85 odstotkov v
base, and workers from Elektro Mari-           v letošnjem mokrem letu in med neurji          severnovzhodnem delu države.                    morda predpraznično razpoloženje še ni zares prevzelo. Če
bor placed it on the old base. They also       začela razpadati in skoraj vse gnezdo je                                             DELO      se sprehodite po okrašenem mestnem središču in občudujete
                                                                                                                                              zanimivo izdelane izložbe trgovin, boste bližajoče se božično-

                        Leteči človek, Stanko Bloudek
                                                                                                                                              novoletne praznike zagotovo začutili. Priznati je treba, da
                                                                                                                                              je to najbolj pravljičen čas v letu, čas, ko namenjamo več
                                                                                                                                              pozornosti svojim najbljižjim in prijateljem, se obdarujemo,
    HEADLINE: Flying man,           of Slovenia was dedicated              V letu 2009 obeležujemo        Razstavo z naslovom Leteči
                                                                                                                                              praznujemo... K prijetnemu počutju pa ne pripomore le spre-
Stanko Bloudek                      to Bloudek’s life and work.        50-obletnico smrti Stanka          človek, Stanko Bloudek (1890-
                                                                                                                                              hajanje po trgovinah in nakupovanje, ampak tudi praznično
    TOPIC: 2009 marks the           The exhibition, titled “Flying     Bloudka, letalskega pionirja,      1959) so odprli letos v aprilu
                                    Man, Stanko Bloudek (1890-         konstruktorja, izumitelja, vses-   v tehničnem muzeju v Bistri         okrašen dom - vonj po pravi smrečici, pečenih piškotih in
50th anniversary of the
death of Stanko Bloudek,            1959),” opened in April.           transkega športnika in graditel-   pri Vrhniki.                        cimetu. Za toplo domačnost ni treba veliko denarja. Morda le
an aviation pioneer, inven-         It was completed with the          ja. Bloudek je vizijo o letečem        Uresničili so jo v okviru       več energije in kreativnosti. Krašenje smrečice, izdelovanje
tor, universal sportsman            cooperation and participa-         človeku združeval z vrhuns-        sodelovanja različnih institucij    okraskov ali peka božičnih piškotov je lahko prijetno druženje
and builder. Bloudek had a          tion of various institutions       kimi športnimi, tehničnimi in      in strokovnjakov za posamezna       s svojimi najbljižjimi in kreativno preživljanje prostega časa
vision of a flying man who          and professionals who tried        izumiteljskimi sposobnostmi,       področja, ki so poskušali           v dolgih zimskih večerih.
embodied athletic, technical        to highlight all the fields of     sprva pri konstruiranju letal      osvetiti vsa področja Bloudk-          Tradicionalno se novoletno drevesce krasi na večer pred
and inventive capabilities –        Bloudek’s work (sports, avia-      in kasneje razvoju ter konstru-    ovega delovanja (šport, letal-      božičem. K tradicionalni božično-novoletni okrasitvi sodi še
first by designing aircraft,        tion, ski jumps, architecture      iranju smučarskih skakalnic        stvo, skakalnice, arhitektura,      smrečica, okraski zanjo in seveda lučke. Osnovni barvi sta
and later in the development        and design). The exhibition        doma in v tujini.                  konstruiranje).                     rdeča, barva Božičkove obleke, in zelena, barva iglavcev. Ti
and construction of ski jumps       will be on display at the               V Tehničnem muzeju                Razstava bo gostovala v         dve se pojavljata tako na okraskih, svečah kot na pogrinjkih,
both at home and abroad.            Nikolaj Pirnat Exhibition          Slovenije so letošnjo osred-       Razstavišču Nikolaja Pirnata v      prtih, lahko celo na krožnikih in drugem porcelanu.
    This year’s main exhibi-        Grounds in Idrija until Jan.       njo razstavo posvetili prav        Idriji do 31. januarja 2010.                                                                     DELO
tion at the Technical Museum        31, 2010.                          njegovemu življenju in delu.                    IDRIJSKE NOVICE

    HEADLINE: Fig                          trees. Many different kinds of figs       and people of Istria have many            postanejo vse svetlo rujave. Največ        uporabljajo za sadni kruh, slaščice,
    TOPIC: The fig is the fruit of a       are cultivated (green, brown, blue        recipes for fig dishes.                   sušijo smirnske fige. V Sloveniji jih      dodatek k jedem, zlasti svinjini,
tree that belongs to the mulberry          and purple), but when the figs are            Figa - tudi smokva - Plod figovca,    sušijo v Primorju, zlasti v Goriških       kuncem in perjadi, povsod tam, kjer
family. Figs originated in Asia            dried, they all have a light brown        drevesa, ki spada v družino murvovk.      Brdih, kjer jih na pol suhe penčajo,       uporabljajo slive ali marelice. Fige
Minor, from where they spread              color.                                    Figovec je doma v Mali Aziji, pozneje     se pravi, da jih s palcem sploščijo,       se lepo ujemajo s pršutom, janežem
across the Mediterranean. The fig             The people in Goriška Brda dry         se je razširil po vsem Sredozemlju,       da zavzamejo manj prostora, ko jih         in sladkim komarčkom. Italijani (in
tree produces fruit twice a year;          most of the figs in Slovenia. When        kjer rodi dvakrat v letu: prvič junija    nanizajo na vrvico.                        Istrani) poznajo veliko receptov za
first, large figs in June and July,        they are half dried, they are flat-       ali julija velike fige, drugič avgusta       Slovenci delajo iz fig žganje, ki       jedi iz fig. Poleg slaščic lonzino, figov
and then again in August or fall           tened with a finger so they take up       ali jeseni manjše in bolj sladke fige.    mu rečejo figovec. Iz praženih fig         hlebček, figova salama in sadnega
when smaller but much sweeter              less space when strung together.          Sušijo samo drugi pridelek. Figovec       izdelujejo kavni nadomestek. Za            kruha s figami pripravljajo še nadev-
figs grow. Only figs from the second       They also make fig brandy and             raste v enakem podnebju kot citrusi,      figov med skuhajo fige v malo vode,        ane ocvrte fige, vlagajo jih v sirup in
crop are dried.                            honey. Fresh figs are eaten as a          mandlji in olive. Vzgojili so veliko      da nastane gost sirup, ki ga spravijo      olje.Slovenija je leta 2008 pridelala
    Fig trees grow in the same cli-        fruit; dried figs are used for fruit      sort, od zelenih do rjavih, modrih in     v steklenicah za zimo.                     20 ton fig.
mate as citrus, almond and olive           breads and desserts. The Italians         vijoličastih fig. Toda posušene fige         Sveže fige se jedo kot sadje, suhe                                         DELO •                                                                                                                                                            PROSVETA
                                                                                                                                                                                     December 16, 2009
 CAL readies for Samsula Lodge 603 looks to February for SNPJ Days
a new, active year                                         by JEANNETTE HUMPHREY
                                                                  Lodge 603
                                                       SAMSULA, Fla. — Merry
                                                                                               resume Friday night meals Jan.
                                                                                               8, 2010. Thanks to all of you who
                                                                                               support our Lodge functions!
                                                                                                                                      she is working on her Ph.D. in
                                                                                                                                      industrial engineering. Look for
                                                                                                                                      Ashley in the near future; she will
                                                                                                                                                                                nephew Rudy Pleterski III.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Ray Hafner flew in from Bil-
                                                                                                                                                                                lerica, Mass., to spend time in
             by LINDA GORJUP (158)                     Christmas and happy New Year                Get well wishes go out to Lodge    be home for Christmas and staying         Samsula with his SNPJ relatives
                  CAL President                        from Lodge 603 in Samsula.              603 Secretary Mary Ann Reichel         for several weeks.                        and friends. While here, he stayed
CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Athletic                         Youth Circle 57 members will        as she underwent surgery Nov. 30.         Cheryl and Frank Benedict              with cousin Albert “Shorty”
League (CAL) would like to thank all of the            present their annual Christmas          After a five-day stay at Bert Fish     shared their travel news at our           Tomazin, and they took in several
families that participated in our CAL Family           program Saturday, Dec. 19. The          Medical Center in New Smyrna           Lodge. They traveled to China             hunting excursions at the Samsula
Bowling in 2009. Our next family bowling date          Lodge will open at 6 p.m. and the       Beach, Fla., she was released          with the Daytona Beach Chamber            Hunting Camp.
is Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010, beginning at 1 p.m. at       program will begin at 7. Santa          home to her husband of 52 years,       of Commerce on an eight-day                   It’s time to make your plans
Freeway Wickliffe Lanes. We hope to see many           Claus will be making his annual         Johnny. Their daughter, Sharon         excursion. According to Frank,            for traveling to Lodge 603 here
returning families as well as some new faces.          visit to distribute gifts and goody     Wolf, was in from Corvallis, Ore.,     “Cheryl and I were amazed at              in Samsula for our Florida SNPJ
Please mark your calendar.                             bags. As always, Christmas at           for 10 days. Sharon, a lifelong        how modern China is today. We             Days celebration Feb.19-21, 2010.
    In addition, CAL will hold its first meeting of    Lodge 603 is open to the public.        SNPJ member, is employed at the        ate lots of rice, chicken and beef        We sure hope you take the time to
the new year Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, beginning              If you would like your child to     university in the veterinary science   while we were there, and stayed           come and enjoy our Lodge, some
at 7 p.m. at Waterloo Hall. All representatives        receive a gift, purchase, wrap and      building and hospital.                 in some fancy hotels. We had a            food and drink. We have music
are encouraged to attend as we will be holding         mark his or her name on the gift            While here on vacation, Sharon     nice climb on the Great Wall. A           lined up for your enjoyment, and
our annual meeting to elect officers.                  and have it under the tree before the   attended the Gaylord Palms Ice         boat ride was quite interesting,          we welcome everyone to bring
    CAL officers extend wishes for a merry             program begins. The Circle chil-        Show in Orlando, Fla., with the        and we saw many pagodas. We               their musical instruments and
Christmas and a happy New Year to everyone.            dren and directors Teresa Clancy        Reichel family, hosted by her aunt     also visited Shanghai, Beijing, the       singing talents to share during our
See you in 2010!                                       and Nancy Bass will be making           and uncle, Sue and Robert. The         Forbidden City and Tiananmen              SNPJ celebration.
                                                       sandwiches, cookies, cakes and          family also enjoyed several din-       Square before heading back to the
                                                       Christmas punch which will be           ners out at local restaurants. She     United States. The flights were
                                                       served following the program. We        flew home following her mother’s       long, but we survived.”

 Workmen’s Home                                        are sad to see Nancy and Teresa
                                                       retire from their director duties
                                                       of our Youth Circle. They have
                                                                                               successful surgery.
                                                                                                   Get well wishes are also ex-
                                                                                               tended to Joe Cvetas (787) and
                                                                                                                                         Mary and Jack Pleterski en-
                                                                                                                                      joyed a vacation to their Virginia
                                                                                                                                      home for a couple of weeks. They

sets annual meeting                                    done a great job, and our Lodge
                                                       thanks them.
                                                           Gifts and goody bags will
                                                                                               Phyllis Wood (723), both of whom
                                                                                               serve on the SNPJ National Board.
                                                                                               It has been reported that both are
                                                                                                                                      are back home in Samsula to plant
                                                                                                                                      their winter crops to sell at the local
                                                                                                                                      farmers market in New Smyrna
             submitted by PAT NEVAR                    be given out to Circle children         doing much better.                     Beach. Mary had recent foot
                    Lodge 158
                                                       and adult Lodge 603 members.                Ruth and George Benedict,          surgery, but after several weeks
EUCLID, Ohio — The annual meeting of                   Expenses for the Christmas party        along with their children Bill and     of recuperation she is back in the
certificate holders of the Slovenian Workmen’s         are being covered by Society funds      Ashley and friend Sheryl Lauck,        full swing of walking about.
Home, 15335 Waterloo Road, Cleveland, will             from the Home Office in Impe-           enjoyed a five-day cruise to the          Jack’s sister, Jeanne Novatny
take place Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010. The meeting          rial, Pa.                               Bahamas aboard the Carnival            of Bloomington, Ind., and her
will begin at 1 p.m. in the lower hall.                    The Lodge cooks will be taking      ship “Sensation.” The trip was in      friend Dave visited Samsula.              Santa Claus will be making his
   The Board of Trustees cordially invites both        a holiday break after a traditional     celebration of Ruth and George’s       While here, they stayed at the            annual visit to the Lodge 603 Hall
individual shareholders and representatives            Christmas meal served at 6 p.m.         40th wedding anniversary. Ashley       Pleterski homestead with nephew           in Samsula Saturday, Dec. 19, to
from organizations that own shares to attend           Friday, Dec. 18. The cooks will         flew in from Lafayette, Ind., where    Rudy Pleterski Jr. and great-             distribute gifts.
this important meeting. It is strongly urged that

                                                       Thanksgiving celebration comes early for Lodge 778
organizations send delegates who are not indi-
vidual shareholders to ensure that everyone can
exercise their right to vote.
   As usual, the agenda will include reports
from the current board, suggestions for the                          EILEEN HARFMANN                        generous, hard-working volunteers?                    Eileen Harfmann.
                                                                     Lodge 778 Secretary                       Lodge 778 members and guests celebrated               Our December meeting and Christmas party
future development and progress of Slovenian
Workmen’s Home, election of trustees for 2010,         SPRING HILL, Fla. — The Lodge 778 No-                Thanksgiving a little early this year with a          were held Dec. 9. Details of the fun will follow.
and any other business pertinent to this meeting.      vember clean-up day was a success. Our crew          Nov. 22 dinner dance. The dancing crowd                  On Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, Lodge 778 will be
You will learn about improvements made during          did an excellent job sprucing up the grounds         was a little smaller than we had hoped, but we        hosting a New Year’s day dinner dance. Our
the past year and pending projects dependent on        and interior of our Lodge hall. Volunteers for       served more than 70 dinners. Chef Richard did         entertainment will feature Bob Turcola. Pork
available cash for capital improvements.               the day included Rita Hren, Ben and Carol            an excellent job once again. Everything was           and sauerkraut will be the special treat for
   To cut costs, individual letters are not being      Drongosky, Ed and Patricia Klasa, Catherine          delicious and no one went away hungry. Steve          the day, as well as roast beef and Slovenian
sent to shareholders this year. If any additional      Feil, Stan Konski, Jim Winkler, and Walt and         Juricic and the Tropical Squeeze delivered a          sausage. Food will be served from noon until
information is needed, please call (216) 481-          Eileen Harfmann. Special thanks to Carol             great performance, and everyone had a great           1:30 p.m., and dancing will run from 2 to 5 p.m.
5378.                                                  Drongosky for providing a warm meal for the          time. We were glad to have fellow SNPJ                Dance tickets are $10 and dinner dance tickets
   We look forward to seeing you at the annual         volunteers, and to Jean Konski for donating          members Mr. and Mrs. Frank Benedict visit             are $15. Our contact person is Mary Ann Hiltz,
meeting. We need you and your support to help          a nut roll. Dedicated member Daria donated           us. Volunteers for the day were Grace Bouma,          who can be reached at (727) 376-8486.
us continue to function today, tomorrow and well       several types of plants to help beautify our         Nezka Novak, Richard Brown, Ben and Carol                Come one, come all! We’re hoping for a
into the future.                                       surroundings. Where would we be without our          Drongosky, Richard Krcmaric, and Walt and             great turnout as we celebrate the New Year!

                                                                    slovenia’s slowind takes the California coast by storm
                                                                           SLOWIND STORM                 before the concert and again        photographer, and Krista and          us until Nov. 11. We had the
                                                                               FROM PAGE 1               afterward. Marcia Leathers,         Jonathan Lawson helped as             opportunity to visit the Hun-
                                                                    they were having such a good         Dorothy Jerneycic, Virginia         well. Teresa Koci took care           tington Library in San Marino,
                                                                    time!                                Johnson and Elvie Blasick all       of CD sales with some help            Calif., thanks to Dorothy Jer-
                                                                       Thanks to Elvie Blasick,          helped with the pastry plating.     from Sara. It was hard to keep        neycic who is a docent there.
                                                                    Virginia Johnson and Dorothy         Elvie also did all of the flower    track of everything that was          We also had a great cruise along
                                                                    Jerneycic who baked poticas.         arranging.                          done, but the cooperation was         the coast on a catamaran. In
                                                                    Virginia also brought pizzelles          Wes Robideau and Guy            tremendous and we thank you           the evening, the group put on
                                                                    and baked flancate. Teresa           Johnson were at the ticket table.   all very much.                        a demonstration and concert
                                                                    Koci and I prepared a lot of         Ken and Arnold Koci roamed              Staff members at the church       at Soka University which was
                                                                    apple strudel that morning,          around, making sure things          were very helpful setting up          also a very nice event. We
                                                                    and I made potica earlier in the     were being done. We had a           the hall, making coffee and           were sad to see them leave
                                                                    week as well. It’s always fun to     great bunch of youth members        allowing us to use the entire         Wednesday morning.
                                                                    bake for a special occasion and      taking care of the doors, dis-      complex. We also had the op-             Thanks again to everyone
                                                                    watch people enjoy sampling          tributing programs and taking       portunity to sell tickets to the      who helped make this such a
                                                                    the tasty treats. There were         tickets, including James Koci,      congregation after services for       wonderful cultural event. It not
                                                                    many who helped set up the           Ellie Koci, Garret Jancich and      a few weeks prior to the event.       only showcased these talented
                                                                    reception and plate the des-         Sara Lundgren.                      It was a great privilege to work      musicians, it also brought Slo-
During their visit, Slowind quintet members took in the sights      serts, including Dee Robideau            Young adult member Erik         with this generous group.             venia and SNPJ recognition in
of Southern California, including a catamaran tour.                 who worked the whole time            Lundgren was the official               The ensemble stayed with          the community.

                 PROSVETA Crossword
                      Holiday Traditions                         (#2509) by StatePoint Media
ACROSS                                    52. U.S. Marine Corps gift recipient     22. In a distant place
1. Treeless plain in Latin America        53. Transform ice into water             24. Superficial
6. R&R destination                        55. Part of a play                       25. “Taken _____”
9. Half a ticket                          57. It’s greeted in Times Square         26. Asian goat antelope
13. Gold, Latin                           61. Hanukkah’s spinning top              27. Fraternity K
14. Nada or nothing                       65. Derived from gold                    29. A drink flavored with kola nut
15. When the kids wake                    66. Street in France                     31. Used for pecking
    up to open presents                   68. One of Florida Keys                  32. Thanksgiving is this
16. Climate                               69. To be avoided on golf course             time in the holiday season
17. Mentally quick, e.g.                  70. Many tree ornaments                  33. Dora’s animal-loving cousin
18. Tony the Tiger’s exclamation:             come in this shape                   34. Used for raising
    “They’re _____!”                      71. Black and white treats               36. Less offensive D in PDQ
19. Unlike dinner, this can be burned     72. It acknowledges a mistake            38. Avoid mistletoe if
21. Personal cleanliness                  73. Clever humor                             you don’t want this
23. Beak or snout                         74. Old time strap for                   42. Daytime energy
24. In the near future                        punishing children                   45. Mesoamerican empire people
25. Inquire about                                                                  49. American Heart Association
28. Technical school                      DOWN                                     51. Central American wildcat
30. A person of no influence              1. Having lace                           54. Cupid’s ammo
35. Ball on a string                      2. Comics character Little ____          56. Elizabeth II’s headdress
37. Let something sit, as in water        3. Seed cover                            57. International treaty organization
39. Robin Williams in “Aladdin”           4. Disembodied spirit                    58. EU money
40. Automatic Radar Plotting Aid          5. Western or Denver ______              59. What you do to a present
41. Famous island for                     6. It quickly puts a stop to fishing     60. A golfer’s putting nightmare
    receiving immigrants                  7. Spade on a playing card, e.g.         61. Mortgage, e.g.
43. On the sea                            8. In spite of the fact, arch.           62. Actress Barrymore
44. Meat of coconut                       9. Hindu women’s dress                   63. Between ids and super-egos
46. In addition                           10. Popular decoration target            64. Fail to win
47. Popular at college parties            11. ____ Bator, Mongolia                 67. Upper respiratory infection
48. It celebrates                         12. 8 bits
    African-American culture              15. Often spiked during holidays         The solution to puzzle #2509 will
50. Capital of Norway                     20. “The Biggest Loser” contestant       run in the Dec. 30 issue.
6        PROSVETA
         December 16, 2009

                                                                                   Lodge 559 holiday season in full swing
                                                                                           by ANITA VITOUS                  the dining room to enjoy a
                                                                                          Lodge 559 Secretary               gourmet meal. The menu
                                                                                   CHICAGO — Pioneer                        was extensive, and we all
                                                                                   Lodge 559 welcomed the                   ordered selections that were
                                                                                   beginning of the holiday                 immensely enjoyed. Follow-
                                                                                   season by once again at-                 ing our meal, President Jean
                                                                                   tending a delightful musical             Cherway gifted each of us
                                                                                   at the Drury Lane Theater                with wonderful homemade
                                                                                   in Oak Brook Terrace, Ill.,              muffins. Yum! By this time
                                                                                   Nov. 19.                                 we were all ready for a nap,
Honorees attending the Conemaugh Valley Federation membership                          Drury Lane is a magi-                but the anticipation of the
dinner included [from left] 50-year member JOSEPH VASILKO, 70-
                                                                                   cal setting with its opu-                musical kept us going.
year member MATTHEW ORESKOVICH, 50-year member AMELIA
FRICK and 50-year member RAYMOND STRINGENT.                                        lent crystal chandeliers and                On Dec. 11, Lodge 559
                                                                                   twinkling white lights. This             officially celebrated the

Conemaugh Fed. honors
                                                                                   year’s featured musical was              Christmas season with a party
                                                                                   “Thoroughly Modern Mil-                  at Czech Plaza. Following
                                                                                   lie.” Who can resist singing             our business meeting, dinner

membership milestones
                                                                                   along to “Long As I’m Here               and cake were served, and
                                                                                   With You” or “Falling in                 then we exchanged gifts from        Pioneers Lodge 559 members ushered in the holiday
                                                                                   Love”?                                   our $5 grab bag. Everyone           season with a November production of “Thoroughly
                                                                                       Prior to the musical,                enjoyed celebrating the sea-        Modern Millie” at Drury Lane Theater in Oak Brook
    by EVELYN DIMPFL (749)            the guests with 50/50 tickets. Who           members were escorted to                 son with fraternalism.              Terrace, Ill.
   Conemaugh Valley Federation        can resist those guys?
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — For 30                  Following dinner, President

                                                                                    Badger Jabber
years now, the Conemaugh Valley       Kuzma welcomed everyone then                                                                       ents, grandparents, uncles and aunts to       another location. The accommodations
Federation has had the pleasure of    introduced Theresa McCloskey                                                                       support them. We have to acknowledge          were excellent and very much appreci-
hosting a dinner dance to honor       Stigers who sang the National                                                                      the fact that if it weren’t for the efforts   ated. Thank you, Bro. Bevsek.
members of its SNPJ Lodges who        Anthem. She did a wonderful job                                                                    of some, this party would not have hap-           Time is running out to put your teams
have attained 50, 60, 70 and 80       as usual. We were entertained by                               by BOB SMOLE                        pened. First of all, we need to recognize     together for the annual Verbick Frater-
                                                                                                        Lodge 584
years of membership in the Soci-      Bob Debevits and Joe McCloskey                                                                     Badger Lodge 584 for stepping up              nal Memorial Bowling Tournament at
ety. This year was no different.      (274), as well as Theresa with sev-          MILWAUKEE — The USPEH                                 and acting on the fact that Milwaukee         Rivera Lanes, 85th and W. Greenfield
   The festivities took place at      eral musical selections. National            Slovenian Chorus held their annual                    no longer has a Federation to pick up         Ave., Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at noon.
Aces Lounge in Johnstown where        Treasurer Robert Lawrence gave               Christmas concert Nov. 29. The concert                the tab for these events. The Badger          You must be a member of SNPJ, KSKJ,
nearly 140 people gathered to         very interesting personal com-               was presented in Greenfield, Wis., at                 Lodge, under the direction of Sis. Mary       CFU or Sloga in order to participate.
celebrate an afternoon of frater-     ments and congratulated those                St. John the Evangelist Church, 84th                  Donovan, pursued efforts to continue          The price will remain the same as last
nalism. We enjoyed a delicious        present for attaining their mem-             and West Coldspring Road. A sizeable                  this longtime tradition as was presented      year, $80 per five-man team. Mixed men
meal, musical program and a           bership milestones. This year’s              group of supporting individuals were                  in the past by the Federation.                and women teams, as well as between
wonderful guest speaker, as well      honorees were 50-year members                in attendance on this cloudy, chilly                      This event was sponsored by Lodge         the four participating fraternal organi-
as the introduction of honored        Raymond Stringent (254), Amelia              Sunday afternoon celebrating the start                584 with the understanding that any           zations, are acceptable entries. Teams
guests and dancing.                   Frick (749) and Joseph Vasilko               of the Christmas season. The sounds                   youth and adult members or guests from        paid in full will be given priority. If you
   President Ed Kuzma (289)           (749); 70-year member Matthew                of traditional and Slovenian holiday                  other Lodges would be responsible for         have any questions or would like to be
again made the dinner arrange-        Oreskovich (3); and 80-year                  songs echoed throughout the church in                 a portion of the expenses, such as gifts,     placed on a list of available bowlers to
ments and Federation delegates        member Anna Gojmerac (289).                  splendor, focusing everyone’s thoughts                food and beverages that were paid for         fill-in as needed, you must contact Sis.
handled other duties. President       Congratulations to these members             on the upcoming season.                               out of the Badger Lodge treasury. We          Donovan at (414) 817-0192.
Kuzma extends his thanks and          as well as those who were unable                 In the first segment of the program,              need to acknowledge Sis. Donovan for              As you read this, the Christmas
appreciation to all who helped,       to be present.                               the chorus preformed as skilled singers,              her efforts in conducting this party so       holiday is nearing. It’s an exciting time
especially Evelyn Dimpfl (749)           The flower arrangement was                enhanced by solos from Bro. Tom and                   that all were treated equally and had a       of year as we gather with family and
and Marilyn Alberter (3) who          won by Joe Vasilko, who asked                Sis. Jan Gehm (584). A short intermis-                great time.                                   friends to exchange gifts, friendship,
sent invitations to the honorees      that it be given instead to Sis.             sion was followed by the second part                      The young members were occupied           fellowship and, most of all, love. Please
and kept track of who would           Gojmerac. Then the dancing be-               of the program, which included a solo                 with a craft making session that was put      keep in your thoughts and prayers the
be attending, and Marilyn who         gan! The Polka Quads once again              by Bro. Mike Maren (584). The concert                 together by Sis. Michelle Schweiger           special people who make it possible for
served as photographer for the        provided excellent music. It is my
                                                                                   concluded with Music Director Mici                    (584), followed with a sing-along with        us to enjoy the freedom we have. The
day; Ken Zakraysek (174) who          understanding that the dancers
                                                                                   Bregant asking the audience to par-                   Sis. Jane Lynch (584) on her guitar.          people who have given themselves and
stepped in at the last minute to      stayed until the end.
                                                                                   ticipate in singing “Sveta noč” (“Silent              Entering stage right was jolly old Santa.     are away from their family and friends at
handle the financial end of the          The committee extends sincere
                                                                                   Night”) performed in both Slovenian                   He arrived to distribute presents and         this holiday season. The people who put
day; and Joanne Vasilko (749)         thanks to all who help to make this
                                                                                   and English.                                          have a heart-to-heart talk with all the       their lives on the line so we can continue
and Marcella Micko (274) who          a very special occasion for these
                                                                                       This traditional concert is presented             little ones, listening to their requests      to have the freedom our country has
ordered flowers for the honorees      very special people: the workers,
                                                                                   each year by our wonderful Slovenian                  and wishes from their Christmas lists.        fought for. Yes, it’s the individuals in
as well as the beautiful floral ar-   ticket sellers, Lodge secretaries
rangement. As usual, also helping     and especially those who take                group. It’s one that always gets you in               Santa had questions for each of the           the military who need our prayers and
out were Tony Ukmar (749) and         the time to come and support the             the yuletide spirit. Needless to say, the             kids as well. After all the presents were     thanks for their sacrifice. Keep them in
John Micko (274), who greeted         honorees. See you next year!                 USPEH Slovenian Chorus managed to                     distributed, the climax came as the           your thoughts and prayers during this
                                                                                   accomplish it again this year. All the                countdown began for opening the gifts.        holiday season – and always.
                                                                                   talented individuals that make up the                 Paper, ribbons and bows were flying ev-           January starts the new year, and our
                                                                                   chorus, not forgetting the music direc-               ery which way, and were accompanied           regular Badger Lodge 584 meeting will
                                                                                   tor, put forth a lot of time rehearsing               by hollers, screams and laughter as the       take place on the third Thursday of the
                                                                                   and preparing for this event, and they                children opened their gifts.                  month, Jan. 21, 2010, at St. Peter’s
                                                                                   deserve our applause and gratitude.                       A lunch was served and enjoyed            Church Hall, 7929 W. Lincoln Ave.,
                                                                                   Much time and effort is expounded                     by everyone. Sis. Michele Phalen              beginning at 7:30 p.m. Start off the
                                                                                   by all participants to make this an                   (584) was on the lunch committee and          new year by attending the meeting,
                                                                                   entertaining and successful program.                  helped set up the buffet line that con-       visiting old friends and making new
                                                                                   Job well done!                                        tained barbeque beef and hot dogs as          friends, enjoying camaraderie, and
                                                                                       I do have a correction to last issue’s            the main dishes, with an assortment of        don’t forget the wonderful desserts
                                                                                   “Badger Jabber” article. Bruce Korosa                 sides and desserts brought in to share        served immediately after the meeting.
                                                                                   has his own band in Illinois and has the              by parents. Supporting the “big guy”          Stop in and say hello.
                                                                                   “Polkas on Tour” radio show Sunday                    in red was John Bolka as “Billy the               As I prepare to confront the remain-
                                                                                   mornings from 9 to 10 a.m. on WJOL                    Brownie.” We had the assistance of            der of the holidays and the coming new
                                                                                   1340 AM and Bro.                        two SNPJ scholarship recipients, Eric         year, I would like to wish all of you a
                                                                                   Grant Kozera does not have a radio                    Demshar and Courtney Grant, who               very merry Christmas and a happy New
                                                                                   show as was printed in the article.                   were fulfilling their requirements for        Year. I hope that 2010 will be filled
                                                                                       The SNPJ youth Christmas party                    Lodge participation.                          with good health and prosperity for all.
                                                                                   was held Dec. 5 in the Bevsek-Verbick                     Lastly, we need to thank Bro. Frank       Good health is something we all need,
                                                                                   lower lounge/meeting room. There                      Bevsek (764) for the use of his facil-        while prosperity is something we all
SNPJ National Treasurer ROBERT LAWRENCE was on hand
to congratulate the honorees, including 80-year member ANNA                        were 20 smiling and happy SNPJ youth                  ity for this event. It was a last-minute      want. Health and prosperity together
GOJMERAC.                                                                          members in attendance, along with par-                change due to a conflicting date at           make life easier.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  December 16, 2009
                                                                          News from
                                                                                                                                           the Slovenian Catholic Center was really                            out the signing of the border arbitration
                                                                                                                                           nice, offering all kinds of cookies packed                          agreement with Croatia as the biggest
                                                                                                                                           in decorative Christmas tins.                                       foreign policy achievement in the first

                                                                         Here & There
                                                                                                                                               On Dec. 12, members of the former                               year of his government. He believes solv-
                                                                                                                                           Perfect Circle 26 held their annual Christ-                         ing this issue opens the door for Slovenia
                                                                                                                                           mas reunion at the Bohemian Crystal in                              to again become an important player in
                                                                                                                                           Westmont, Ill. I was sad to hear that June                          Southeastern Europe.
                                                                                         by GRACE DOERK                                    Zasadil would not be in attendance since                                Prime Minister Pahor has predicted
                                                                                             Lodge 559
                                                                                                                                           she is now in a nursing home. That really                           that the Slovenian economy will need a
                                                                       CHICAGO — Thanksgiving is over, and                                 shook me.                                                           few years to stabilize in the aftermath of
                                                                       now is the time to start preparing for the                              The Chicago Federation of SNPJ                                  the global financial and economic crisis.
                                                                       Christmas holiday. Our Thanksgiving was                             Lodges held their annual youth Christmas                            In Pahor’s opinion, the results Slovenia
                                                                       wonderful. We spent two days in Michigan                            party Dec. 5. Tina Rigler again emceed the                          has achieved, despite or because of the
                                                                       and were overjoyed to see my sister’s first                         program and did a great job as usual. Held                          economic turmoil, would enable the
                                                                       grandchild. I’ve never seen such a good                             at the Slovene Catholic Center, the party                           country to emerge from the crisis more
                                                                       baby; Ryan smiles all the time and cries                            included a meal, a visit from Santa Claus,                          competitive and more solidarity-minded
                                                                       very little.                                                        and fun and games for everyone in atten-                            than it had been before, based on a good
                                                                          The holiday season is starting to get                            dance. Vince Rigler provided the musical                            exit strategy.
                                                                       hectic for us. Today alone I had four                               entertainment and did an excellent job. I                               We hope that all of our SNPJ friends
                                                                       things to attend. Among them was the                                had one granddaughter, Annie Wysopal, in                            enjoy the Christmas season. It seems the
[Left to right] Sis. GRACE DOERK, a 60-year member of
Pioneer Lodge 559, celebrated with SNPJ member and
                                                                       annual Christmas concert held at the Joliet                         attendance. The rest of my grandchildren                            holiday comes so fast, and before long it’s
Croatian Fraternal Union (CFU) National President Bro.                 Junior College. Many of those performing                            are either in or out of college.                                    all over and we face the New Year. Enjoy
BERNIE LUKETICH, Lodge 559 member Bro. EMIL GOLUB                      were students from the music store where                                Slovenian Prime Minister Borut Pahor                            the holidays, and until next time, my very
and Frank Jerbich at a November CFU activity.                          I work. I must say that the cookie sale at                          is making history these days. He singled                            best wishes.

Lodge 749 welcomes transferred members, readies for the start of a new year
          by EVELYN DIMPFL                 heart attack Oct. 17 and died a short           by George E. Andrykovitch of Palm                             sympathies.                                                 start and have enjoyed their friend-
          Lodge 749 Secretary              time later.                                     Coast, Fla. Please accept my condo-                              We recently received notice that                         ship ever since. Thanks for the nice
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — Since my last                Ken was a true SNPJer who loved              lences on your loss, George. I hope                           10 members from Lodge 800 have                              afternoon!
articles were published in August, a lot   so many facets of the Society. He               you find the peace you are looking                            been transferred into our Lodge. We                            Speaking of Slovenia, I’ve been
has happened to change my life for-        served as treasurer of Lodge 749 and            for. Member Verne Allendorfer, a 70-                          graciously welcome all of you and                           wondering if SNPJ will be sponsoring
ever. In one of the articles I mentioned   the Conemaugh Valley Federation, as             year member of SNPJ who was to be                             hope you will remain steadfast to                           another trip to Slovenia in the near
that my husband Ken and I would be         well as three other organizations. He           honored for that accomplishment, also                         the Society.                                                future. It’s been over two years since
heading to the SNPJ Recreation Cen-        loved going to the Rec Center and was           died recently. While I don’t know her                            For the Thanksgiving holiday, I                          the last one, and it sure seems about
ter for Senior Roundup, which was a        a delegate to several conventions.              family, I extend sincere sympathies to                        traveled to McMurray, Pa., to cel-                          time for another.
wonderful and happy time spent with           I’m fortunate to have my sons, their         her son, Charles, as well as any other                        ebrate with my son Joe and his wife,                           Our annual Lodge meeting will
many good friends. I also mentioned        wives and one darling grandson who              surviving family members.                                     Beth. We enjoyed a traditional turkey                       be held Dec. 30 beginning at 7 p.m.
in a Conemaugh Valley Federation           was the apple of his grandfather’s                  A very good friend and member,                            dinner on Friday and were joined by                         All are welcome to participate. The
article that we would be on a three-       eye. My sister, Joanne Vasilko, and             Margaret “Peg” Kopler, passed away                            my son Ken, his wife Amy and little                         meetings are held in my home, 549
week trip beginning Sept. 2. But those     her family, as well as all of Ken’s             Nov. 24, just two days before Thanks-                         Felix. It was so good to be with them                       Highland Ave. in Johnstown. For
plans came abruptly to an end.             family, have been very supportive.              giving, after suffering bravely for a                         this holiday; it meant more than ever.                      directions or more information, I can
    In the early hours of Sept. 1, Ken     His death was a complete shock, but             long time. She was the daughter of the                        Over the weekend they did a bit of                          be reached at (814) 536-6134.
suffered a serious stroke which af-        I believe he is happy where he now              late Henry and Gladys Ahlborn. Peg                            Christmas decorating and we paid a                             Keep in mind that an SNPJ prod-
fected his right side and his speech.      lives, free of any handicap. I thank all        is survived by her husband Lou and                            visit to the Meadows Casino where                           uct would make a great Christmas
He was hospitalized for two weeks          of our family and many friends who              daughter, Colleen Runyon of Virginia,                         we made our deposit.                                        gift for that hard-to-buy-for person
then discharged to a rehabilitation        have given me comfort and strength              as well as a darling granddaughter,                              On Sunday, Joe, Beth and I vis-                          in your family. Or what about your
facility for more intense therapy. It      through it all.                                 Lindsey Runyon.                                               ited Larry and Millie Spezialetti in                        grandchildren – do they really need
was very slow progress, but I was             Other members of our Lodge who                   To all the families suffering the                         Greentree, Pa. They are dear friends                        another toy? Think about it!
hopeful that with time he could return     have passed away include Mollie                 death of a dear one, I now understand                         we met on an SNPJ trip to Slovenia                             Best wishes to all for a very warm,
home. Unfortunately, he suffered a         Andrykovitch. Mollie is survived                your loss. You truly have my deepest                          in 2004. We hit it off right from the                       wonderful and merry Christmas.

                                                                       Senior Corner
                                                                                                                                               I have no problem with the people                               thing for someone else to take care of.

  50-Year Members                                                                                                                          who get my room ready for the day. They
                                                                                                                                           always come after breakfast and since I
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Intentions to the contrary, I know it’s time
                                                                                                                                                                                                               to wind the clock only when the pendulum
  December 2009                                                                           by CARL ZVANUT
                                                                                              Lodge 800
                                                                                                                                           like to eat, I’m dressed when they come                             isn’t moving. There’s remembering the one
                                                                                                                                           in. It’s best that I not be around when they                        pill I take once a week before breakfast.
  Lodge      Member                  Lodge    Member                   DEVON, Pa. — Living in an assisted                                  are doing their thing though, because then                          Leaving a note on the bathroom mirror the
     2       Dorothy D. Komnick       564     Kathleen G. Kaiser       living home is, for me, an exercise in                              I’d see how much better they do the job                             night before was a loser because I’d forget
    34       Dennis L. Ster           603     Robert A. Strah          regimentation. Regulations from the state                           than I would.                                                       to put the note up. I thought about putting
    87       Thomas A. Sedmak         604     Diane Bencin Sutyak      define what is needed to be considered an                               I have a big problem when a new home                            up a note to remember to put up the note,
   223       Janet Lee Allderdice     614     Joseph J. Blatnik        assisted living home, and regulations by                            regulation comes along because I read                               but that sounded silly, so now the note is
   223       Louise A. Myers          615     Louis Pavlic             the assisted living home define the limits                          somewhere that changes are upsetting,                               up seven days a week. I’ll have to leave
   225       Linda J. Benso           715     Carolyn J. Meyers        of what I can do as a resident. Then there                          and I don’t want to be an exception. I can’t                        room for another note because there’s
   254       Frank J. Dolence         723     Rita K. Murdoch          are the limits I have to impose on myself                           argue with regulations that aim to maintain                         been a problem setting out the laundry
   292       Janet T. Bolt            723     John D. Viencek          to be within the limits of what I can do                            order, but I can feel my hackles coming                             once a week.
   459       Mary Szabo               738     Gary Gorsha              as a resident.                                                      up when there’s a move to get me to do                                  While health care is settling down in
                                                                           Regimentation begins with adjusting                             what someone else is doing, especially                              Congress, I’ve been reading what I missed
                                                                       my getting up so that I am on a par with                            when I think I’m paying for it. But, that’s                         while staying too close to health care. I
  60-Year Members                                                      the rest of the building. If I am early for
                                                                       breakfast, I have to wait for the rest of
                                                                                                                                           been going on in daily life for so long that
                                                                                                                                           I’ve forgotten what it was like to go into a
                                                                                                                                                                                                               liked the exchange between Bess Truman
                                                                                                                                                                                                               and her husband, our 33rd President, Harry.
  December 2009                                                        the world in these walls to catch up. If                            grocery store and have someone else hand                            After seeing his wife burning her letters
  Lodge      Member                  Lodge    Member                   I’m late, I have to catch up with them.                             me the bottle of milk I came in for. Service                        to him, he said to think of the history, and
     2       Louise J. Fedor          289     Frances M. Cebular       Needless to say, I still like to eat at noon                        just isn’t what it used to be.                                      she answered that she had. Then there
    11       Stephen J. Balint        292     Edward M. Kavcich        and in the evening, so there are more                                   Then there are my regulations of me.                            was my table partner’s adage of weight
    21       Geraldine W. Kalister    419     Betty J. Mason           adjustments needed to stay on par with                              Every seven days I wind the family desktop                          loss, leading to “being too thin to go out
    34       Danica S. Scott          476     Suella Ann Dolence       the regulations.                                                    pendulum clock that I now think is a good                           in the wind.”
    41       Rita Marie Oblak         665     Robert H. Gramc
   107       John E. Teisa            778     Joyce E. Peterson
             Herman Mikec
             Billy Joe Billiard
                                      778     Raymond Carl Bozich
                                                                       SNPJ Scholarship Fund Donations
                                                                       for the month of November 2009
  70-Year Members                                                      California Federation of SNPJ Lodges ..........$525                 SNPJ Lodge 274, Dunlo, Pa..........................$100             Eileen Martin, Johnstown, Pa. .........................$20
  December 2009
                                                                       SNPJ Lodge 289, Tire Hill, Pa. ......................$200           Chris & Cindy Bridgeman, Ortonville, Mich. ..$100                   Patrick Martin, Midlothian, Va. .........................$20
  Lodge      Member                  Lodge    Member                     In memory of deceased members Regina                                                                                                  Jerry & Mary Frances Sandusky, Johnstown, Pa...$20
                                                                                                                                           Ed & Mary Lou Nosko (749), Fairfax, Va. ......$100
     1       Mary Petriko             142     Frances Keck               Zablotney, Margaret Intihar, Lucille Balya,
     2       Genevieve Grilc          268     Anne Maras                                                                                   Frances R. Remshak, Milwaukee ..................$100                Julie Prociak (749), Hollsopple, Pa..................$20
                                                                         Anne Cebular, John Smear and Conemaugh
     3       Betty Baran              268     Ann M. Techar              Valley Federation Treasurer Ken Dimpfl                            Allison Engel (138), Pittsburgh ........................$50         Sue Woodall, Johnstown, Pa...........................$20
     6       Jean Lewis               449     Helen McFarlin                                                                               Alex & Susan Yenyo, Springfield, Va. .............$50               Marion Cigich (749), Johnstown, Pa................$20
    41       Albert Oblak             559     Helen Kachel             Young Americans Lodge 564, Detroit............$100
                                                                                                                                           Sally Glavach (254), Clarkston, Mich. .............$50              Alvene Paluchak Family, Johnstown, Pa.........$20
    41       Margaret Bickerstaff     584     Helen C. Gumsey          Joe & Bea Cvetas (787), N. Palm Beach, Fla....$100
    89       Nick M. Bozic            584     Christine Musick                                                                             Larry & Julie (749) Wagner, Johnstown, Pa. ...$50                   Mr. & Mrs. Michael Thomas, Windber, Pa. ......$20
                                                                          In memory of Al Jergel
   117       Cecilia Pomi             665     Amelia P. Bunder                                                                             Linda Millmine, Holly, Mich. .............................$50       Eleanor Beltz (749), Johnstown, Pa. ...............$20
   120       Matilda V. Anaya         723     Joseph Rea               SNPJ Lodge 782, Glenshaw, Pa. ..................$100
                                                                                                                                           Al & Janet Yenyo, Fredericksburg, Va.............$50                Genevieve Berezonsky (749), Johnstown, Pa. ..$20
   142       Diana M. Cernigoj                                           In memory of Alvin Jergel
                                                                                                                                           Frances Mavri (749), Hollidaysburg, Pa. .........$50                Janet Rengh, Seward, Pa................................$15
                                                                       Robert & Janice Rockwell (138), Middletown, Md. ..$42
                                                                                                                                           Mary Wukina (749) & Steven Wukina Jr.,                              Mary & Mafalda Mastrolembo, Johnstown, Pa. ...$15

  80-Year Members                                                      Robert & Janice Rockwell (138), Middletown, Md. ..$35
                                                                       Mary A. Kozlowski, Franklin, Wis. ...................$25
                                                                                                                                           Hollidaysburg, Pa. ...........................................$50
                                                                                                                                           Mr. & Mrs. Robert Getzey, Johnstown, Pa. .....$50
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Mr. & Mrs. C.P. Arnone, Johnstown, Pa. .........$15
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Vasilko (749), Johnstown, Pa. ..$15
  December 2009                                                           In memory of John Skusek                                         Corporate Security Services Inc., Johnstown, Pa. ..$50              Christine Smith (3), Johnstown, Pa. ................$10
  Lodge      Member                  Lodge    Member                   Arnold & Jean Koci (786), Laguna Niguel, Calif. ..$25               Malcom & Shirley Haskell, Ocean City, N.J.....$30                   Ethel Meyers (749), Johnstown, Pa.................$10
    1        Johanna Ferraro          564     Mary Likovich               In memory of Thomas Kaucic
                                                                                                                                           Jack & Phyllis Wilson, Johnstown, Pa. ............$30               Frank & Betty Lopez, Johnstown, Pa. .............$10
    8        Edith Podlesnik          626     Mary Zodnik
                                                                       SNPJ Lodge 786, Orange County, Calif. .........$25                  Elgene & Evelyn Biber (749), Johnstown, Pa. ..$25                   Tim & Judy Younger, Nicktown, Pa. ................$10
   117       Elizabeth Mackovsek      721     Frances Zakrajsek
                                                                         In memory of Thomas Kaucic
   138       John S. Progar           749     Stella DePolo                                                                                John Langerholc Jr. (749), Marietta, Ga. .........$25               Roy & Nancy (749) Boldin, Armagh, Pa. .........$10
                                                                       Mr. & Mrs. Frank Barbish (138), Canonsburg, Pa...$10                Mr. & Mrs. Larry Spezialetti, Pittsburgh ...........$25             John & Bette Dabbs, Johnstown, Pa. ..............$10
                                                                           In memory of Ludwick Barbish
                                                                                                                                           Terry & Eileen Miller, Johnstown, Pa...............$25              D.J. McClain, Johnstown, Pa...........................$10
    Uncle Sam wants your                                               SNPJ Lodge 634, Sheboygan, Wis. ................$10
                                                                         In memory of Joseph Turk
                                                                                                                                           Robert & Eileen (749) Wagstaff, Davidsville, Pa. .$25               Ron (749) & Phyllis Korber, Johnstown, Pa. ...$10
        money... and it’s up to you whether                                                                                                Mr. & Mrs. Russell Johnson Family (138), Pittsburgh .$25            Adam & Mary Zemyan, Johnstown, Pa. ..........$10
                                                                               The following donations were made
           you pay now or pay later.                                           in memory of Bro. Ken Dimpfl (749):
                                                                                                                                           Mr. & Mrs. Lou Miljanovich, New Kensington, Pa.. $25                Edward Kuzma (289), Tire Hill, Pa. .................$10
                                                                                                                                           Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Johnstown, Pa. ........$25                 Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Pavlosky, Johnstown, Pa....$10
                                 SNPJ now offers Roth IRAs             Bob & Julie Barr and Dave & Sue Hinton, Canton, Ohio;
                                in addition to our regular IRAs                                                                            Lou & Peg Kopler (749), Johnstown, Pa. ........$25                  SNPJ Lodge 190, St. Michael, Pa. ..................$10
                                                                       Chris & Susie Theobold, North Canton, Ohio; and Jon
                                 and annuities to help build a         & Sharon Hinton, Bloomfield Hills, Mich. ............$150           Jack & Maurene E. Ercol, Davidsonville, Md. ..$25                   Glen & Olive Roseman (289), Johnstown, Pa...$10
                                  safe financial future for you                                                                            Jack & Barbara Shearer, Johnstown, Pa.........$20                   Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Kranyc Family (274), Windber, Pa. $10
                                        and your family.               Evelyn Dimpfl (749), Johnstown, Pa..............$100
                                   We’ve helped build secure           Office & Staff of Conemaugh OB/GYN Associates,                      Dolores J. Stringent Family, Virginia Beach, Va...$20               Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Vasilko, Midland, Mich. .........$10
                                  futures for our members for          Johnstown, Pa. ..............................................$100   John & Marcella Miko (274), Windber, Pa. ......$20                  Georgene Trikojat, Johnstown, Pa. .................$10
                                     over a century. Phone             Vic (559) & Betsey Glavach, Wheaton, Ill......$100                  Dennis & Marilyn Alberter (3), Johnstown, Pa. $20                   Mary Jane Zupan (749), Johnstown, Pa..........$10
                                 1-800-843-7675 and we’ll be
                                     happy to help you too.            John & Gigi Houlihan, Wheaton, Ill. ...............$100             Robert & Mary Lou Walker (749), Johnstown, Pa. .$20                 Albina Sweltz (254), Johnstown, Pa. ...............$10
                                                                       Mr. & Mrs. Scott Ritchey, Schwenksville, Pa...$100                  Josephine Romani, Johnstown, Pa. ................$20                Bob & Dawn Boyle, Johnstown, Pa. ..................$5
8          PROSVETA
           December 16, 2009

                                                                                                         SNPJ fraternal sympathies
Bro. KeNNeth K. dimPfl 38th year as treasurer of the                                               On behalf of Lodge 749 and      nieces and great-nephews.                                                of Small Arms Manufacturing
    • Lodge 749 •      Conemaugh Valley Federation                                              the Slovene National Benefit           On behalf of Lodge 689 and                                           Co. and Federal Firearms, and
                                                  and 25th year as treasurer of                 Society, we extend our deepest     the entire Slovene National                                              served as chairman of the board
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — The                              Lodge 749. He and his wife                    condolences to Bro. Dimpfl’s       Benefit Society, sincere sym-                                            of directors for the former
Dimpfl family and members                         Evelyn, who is the Lodge 749                  family, relatives and friends      pathies are extended to Sis.                                             Reliable Savings and Loan in
of Lodge 749 sadly announce                       secretary, enjoyed SNPJ trips                 on their loss.                     Stewart’s family, relatives and                                          Bridgeville, Pa.
the Oct. 17, 2009, passing of                     to Slovenia and, in recent                                                       friends on their loss.                                                      Bro. Kramzer was an honor-
Bro. Kenneth K. Dimpfl, 66, of                    years, Senior Roundup at the                                                                                                                              ary member of Valley Brook
Johnstown. He was a 41-year                       Recreation Center.                             sis. amalia stewart                                                                                        Country Club, and a member
member of the Society.                               Bro. Dimpfl was preceded                       • Lodge 689 •                     sis. mary ilersich                                                    of Seven Oaks Country Club,
    Ken was born Dec. 11, 1942,                   in death by his parents and a                                                         • Lodge 603 •                                                       SNPJ Lodge 6 and Santee
in Johnstown, a son of Karl and                   brother, Fred Dimpfl. He is                   HELPER, Utah — The                                                                                          Hunting Club.
Margaret (Wagner) Dimpfl.                         survived by his loving wife,                  Stewart family and members         SAMSULA, Fla. — The                                                         Rudy was the beloved
He was a graduate of Ferndale                     Evelyn (Glovach) Dimpfl; be-                  of Lodge 689 sadly report the      Ilersich family and members                                              husband of Ann Demsher
Area High School, Class of                        loved sons Kenneth K. (Amy)                   Oct. 11, 2009, passing of Sis.     of Lodge 603 sadly report the          Sis. MARY ILERSICH (603)          Kramzer; loving father of Carol
1960, and the University of                       Dimpfl II of Columbus, Ohio,                  Amalia “Molly” Stewart in Au-      Nov. 9, 2009, passing of Sis.        ron, Ohio, and Bill would play      Ann Kramzer; and brother of
Pittsburgh.                                       and Joseph (Elizabeth) Dimpfl                 burn, Calif. She was an 84-year    Mary (Boris) Ilersich, 91, of        his accordion. They enjoyed         Sophie Kramzer and the late
    Bro. Dimpfl served in the                     of McMurray, Pa.; and cher-                   member of the Society.             Strongsville, Ohio.                  dining, dancing and spending        Max Kramzer, Justine Erbrecht
U.S. Army during the Vietnam                      ished grandson, Felix Dimpfl.                    Molly was born in Buer,            Mary was born in Bea-             time with friends.                  and Elsie Kramzer. Also sur-
War. He was later employed by                     He is also survived by siblings               Germany, Dec. 25, 1909, and        verdale, Pa., where she later            Mary loved people, espe-        viving are many nieces and
Corporate Security as a guard.                    Cheryl (Thomas) Gross of                      joined SNPJ Dec. 1, 1925.          married William Ilersich. The        cially children. At family gath-    nephews.
Ken was a member and lector                       Johnstown, George William                        Sis. Stewart was prede-         couple lived in Lloydell, Pa.,       erings she made sure everyone          A Mass of Christian Burial
at St. Patrick Catholic Church,                   (Linda) Dimpfl of Yorba Linda,                ceased by her parents, Frank       where daughter Carol was             was fed and having a good time.     was celebrated Nov. 13 at St.
GBU, Knights of Columbus                          Calif., and Karlene (Peter)                   and Amaija Krajnc, husband         born. Their son, William Jr.,        The Ilersich family attended        Barbara Church, Bridgeville,
8244 and Msgr. James E.                           Rambish of Johnstown.                         Aaron Stewart, daughter Ve-        was born in Cleveland.               every Jakopin Family Reunion        with the Rev. Richard Yagesh
Fitzgibbon Council. He was                            A funeral Mass was cel-                   loy Stewart, brothers Frank           Bill, Mary and Bill Jr. made      since its inception in 1978, and    as celebrant.
also a member and treasurer                       ebrated Oct. 20 at St. Patrick                and Vennie Kraync, and sister      their home in Strongsville for       every Beaverdale Reunion               On behalf of Lodge 6 and the
of the Slovenian Fraternal In-                    Catholic Church with Father                   Hilda Yoklavich. She is sur-       nearly half a century. In the        since its rebirth in 1989.          entire Slovene National Benefit
dependent Beneficial Society,                     Matthew Reese as celebrant.                   vived by son Aaron Stewart,        1980s, Bill and Mary enjoyed             Sis. Ilersich worked tire-      Society, we extend our deepest
Knights of Columbus Fourth                        Committal followed in Grand-                  daughter Aarene Zajc, nine         a winter home in Edgewater,          lessly around the home and at       sympathies to Bro. Kramzer’s
Degree and All Saints As-                         view Cemetery. Donations                      grandchildren, eight great-        Fla., just south of New Smyrna       family endeavors. In Strongs-       family, relatives and friends
sembly.                                           may be made to the SNPJ                       grandchildren, three nieces,       Beach. They stayed active            ville there was their tavern        on their loss.
    At the time of his passing,                   Scholarship Fund in Bro.                      three nephews, and many great-     with the local SNPJ Lodge            businesses, the nursing home
Ken was serving SNPJ in his                       Dimpfl’s memory.                                                                 and transferred their SNPJ           and the Melbourne Restau-
                                                                                                                                   membership from the former           rant and Microbrewery, one          Bro. James a. yaNosiK
                                                                                                                                   Lloydell Lodge 60 to Samsula         of the first microbreweries in          • Lodge 265 •
      SNPJ Crossword
                                                                                                                                   Lodge 603.                           the Cleveland area. Mary and
                                                                                                                                      Sis. Ilersich loved to sing,      Bill continued working the          SOUTHVIEW, Pa. — With
VIDEO GAME CLASSICS (#2409) solution                                                                                               dance and listen to polka
                                                                                                                                   music. The family developed
                                                                                                                                                                        Melbourne well into their 80s.
                                                                                                                                                                        They were a team that enjoyed
                                                                                                                                                                                                            sadness, the Yanosik family
                                                                                                                                                                                                            and members of Lodge 265 an-
                                                                                                                                   a routine of going to Sunday         taking care of their home and       nounce the Nov. 12, 2009, pass-
                                                                                                                                   picnic dances in the summer at       family, and worked to make          ing of Bro. James A. Yanosik,
                                                                                                                                   the SNPJ Farm in Ohio, where         their businesses successful.        62, in Allegheny General
                                                                                                                                   Mary was a Friend of the Farm            Mary and Bill were at this      Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa.
                                                                                                                                   for many years. In the winter,       year’s end-of-the-season polka          Bro. Yanosik was born Oct.
                                                                                                                                   they’d visit places like Sneaky      Mass and picnic dance at the        7, 1947, a son of the late John
                                                                                                                                   Pete’s in Florida. On Tuesdays,      SNPJ Farm. Soon after, they         L. and Anna Yanosik. He was
                                                                                                 Sis. AMALIA STEWART (689)         they went to Wolter Park in Ak-      both ended up in the hospital.      a graduate of California Uni-
                                                                                                                                                                        Mary and Bill were together         versity, Pa., and a social studies
                                                                                                                                                                        in the same room at Fall-           teacher in Fort Cherry School
                                                                                                                                                                        ing Water Nursing Home in           District, McDonald, Pa., where
                                                                                                  DEATHS REPORTED                                                       Strongsville.
                                                                                                                                                                            Sis. Ilersich was the beloved
                                                                                                                                                                                                            he also coached baseball and
                                                                                                  For the month of September 2009                                       wife of William of Florida;             James was a member of
                                                                                                                                   DATE OF                              dear mother of Carol Dunn           St. Ann’s Roman Catholic
                                                                                                  LODGE NAME                        DEATH      CITY/STATE               and Bill Jr., both of Florida;      Church in Bulger, Pa. He was
                                                                                                   A01    Eugene Castellan         05-03-09    Monaca, Pa.              sister of the late Joseph Boris;    also the secretary of SNPJ
                                                                                                     2    Raymond E. Jakse         09-10-09    Murphys Boro, Ill.       and loving grandmother of           Lodge 265.
                                                                                                     2    Louise T. Fox            08-31-09    Rock Falls, Ill.         Shawn of Florida and Adam               Surviving are his wife of 40
                                                                                                                                                                        of Hawaii.                          years, Donna Kosem Yanosik;
                                                                                                     6    Peter Tambellini         08-21-09    Pittsburgh, Pa.
                                                                                                                                                                            Services were celebrated        a son, Jason (Amy) Yanosik
                                                                                                     6    John A. Keilbach         09-25-09    Pittsburgh, Pa.          Nov. 14 at Jardine Funeral          of North Huntingdon, Pa.; a
                                                                                                     8    Alan J. Labaj            08-12-09    Momence, Ill.            Home, Strongsville.                 daughter, Jodi (Josh) Kirby of
                                                                                                    34    Anna Sanders             08-01-09    Greenwood, Ind.              On behalf of Lodge 603 and      Carnegie, Pa.; grandchildren
  2010 SNPJ W. Pa. Bowling Tournament                                                               34    Katherine J. Willis      08-27-09    Clinton, Ind.            the entire Slovene National         Justine and Jenna Yanosik; a
                                                                                                    41    Maxene A. Butcher        09-05-09    North Huntingdon, Pa.    Benefit Society, we extend          brother, John (Linda) Yanosik
          February 26-28, 2010                                                                                                                                          our sincere sympathies to Sis.      of Texas; and sisters JoAnne
                                                                                                    53    Dorothy Mihevc           08-21-09    Mayfield Heights, Ohio
                                                                                                                                                                        Ilersich’s family, relatives and    (John) Hixenbaugh of Florida
   Men at Sports Haven Bowl                           Women at Sygan Lodge 6                        87    Marybelle D. Jablonsky   12-10-07    Greensburg, Pa.          friends on their loss.              and Anne Marie (Richard)
       143 Carol Ave.                                    540 Third Ave.                             87    Esther DeBone            09-13-09    Irwin, Pa.
   Bridgeville, PA 15017                              Bridgeville, PA 15017                                                                                                                                 Stuhler of Canonsburg, Pa.
                                                                                                   106    Timothy J. Connell       08-24-09    Weirton, W.Va.                                               Deceased is a brother, Jerome
   Phone: (412) 257-2695                              Phone: (412) 257-4007
                                                                                                   106    Mary K. Hartzer          09-09-09    Coraopolis, Pa.          Bro. rudolPh a. Kramzer             Yanosik.
          Doubles & Singles                                  Doubles & Singles                     106    Rudolph A. Tomazich      09-21-09    Carnegie, Pa.                  • Lodge 6 •                       A Mass of Christian Burial
       Friday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m.                            Friday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m.
                                                                                                   138    Richard J. Kern          08-22-09    Canonsburg, Pa.                                              was celebrated Nov. 16 at
       Saturday, Feb. 27, 8:30 a.m.                       Saturday, Feb. 27, 8:30 a.m.                                                                                  SYGAN, Pa. — The Kramzer            St. Ann’s Roman Catholic
       Saturday, Feb. 27, 1 p.m.                          Saturday, Feb. 27, 1 p.m.                142    Mirko Cepek              09-24-09    Cleveland, Ohio
            Team Event                                         Team Event                                                                                               family and members of Lodge         Church, Bulger. Interment
       Sunday, Feb. 28, 8:30 a.m.                         Sunday, Feb. 28, 8:30 a.m.
                                                                                                   158    Susan L. Rancich         08-15-09    Cleveland, Ohio          6 sadly announce the Nov. 10,       followed in Center Cemetery,
       Sunday, Feb. 28, 12:30 p.m.                        Sunday, Feb. 28, 12:30 p.m.              174    Frances B. Palko         08-17-09    Greensburg, Pa.          2009, passing of Bro. Rudolph       Midway.
                                                                                                   190    George Yauneridge        09-01-09    Portage, Pa.             A. “Rudy” Kramzer of South              On behalf of Lodge 265 and
                                                                                 All-Events                                                                             Fayette Township, Pa.               the entire Slovene National
          Doubles & Singles
                                                                                   $5 per
                                                                                                   218    Marlene Ricottone        09-05-09    Pueblo, Colo.
      Entry fee $26.00 per person                                Average                                                                                                    Rudy was born May 14,           Benefit Society, we offer our
                                                    No.                           person           218    Charles Mataya           09-02-09    Sacramento, Calif.
        Friday/Saturday Only                                     2008-09                                                                                                1916, in Sygan, a son of Max        sincere condolences to the fam-
                                                                                 YES/NO            225    Rose L. Lyons            08-28-09    Kansas City, Kan.
 1.                                                                                                                                                                     and Frances Visnecker Kramz-        ily, relatives and friends of Bro.
                                                                                                   225    Benjamin W. Veach        03-25-09    Freeman, Mo.             er. He was the former president     Yanosik on their loss.
                                                                                                   268    Thomas N. Gregorich      08-12-09    Chisholm, Minn.
                                                                                                   268    Mary Malkovich           06-02-09    Lansing, Mich.
 1.                                                                                                274    Terry R. Jerome          09-12-09    St. Michael, Pa.

                                                                                                          Joseph M. Mellon
                                                                                                          Pauline D. Ulyon
                                                                                                                                               Lisbon, Ohio
                                                                                                                                               Utica, Ohio
                                                                                                                                                                        the sNPJ Heritage Center
                                                                                                          Stella Rupe
                                                                                                          Angela Baranowski
                                                                                                                                               Willoughby, Ohio
                                                                                                                                               Willoughby, Ohio
                                                                                                                                                                        preparing for the 2010 season
                                                                                                   626    Yolanda Nemeth           09-13-09    Hamilton, Ohio             HERITAGE CENTER 2010              Center to kick off the new sea-
 2.                                                                                                                                                                               FROM PAGE 1               son and to preview the updated
                                                                                                   643    Stephen V. Bacon         08-26-09    Poland, Ohio
                                                                                                                                                                        Dr., Wickliffe, OH 44092.           displays. Mark your calendar
                                                                                                   686    Ileana M. Babich         09-06-09    Hurley, Wis.
           Submit bowlers’ names by position in lineup                                                                                                                  We look forward to hearing          for Sunday, April 25, because
                                                                                                   689    Viola L. Skriner         09-08-09    Helper, Utah             from you!                           you won’t want to miss this
             Five Person Team Event
                                                                                   Highest         713    Alice Ograyensek         07-07-09    Oviedo, Fla.                 Donations from the Heritage     new event! Slovenian crafters
             Entry fee $65.00 per team                                             Average
                                                                      No.          2008-09
                                                                                                   715    Nellie M. Frankovich     08-27-09    Beaver Falls, Pa.        Center were sent to Dale Bucar,     will be displaying their talents
                   Sunday Only
                                                                                                   715    Ronald G. Farran         08-30-09    Hermitage, Pa.           Sharon Ujcich Lubich, Val           and trades, and ethnic food will
 1.                                                                                                715    August W. Podobnik       09-08-09    Pittsburgh, Pa.          Pawlowski, Tony Petkovsek,          be available for purchase in the
                                                                                                   715    James W. Stahl           08-23-09    Verona, Pa.              Cindy Placek, Kay Sefcik, and       dining room. In addition, for
 2.                                                                                                721    Sam Ratkovich            08-31-09    Midland, Pa.             Pam and Jerry Zagar for their       any purchase made in the gift
                                                                                                                                                                        support promoting the Heritage      shop, you will receive 10 per-
                                                                                                   723    Jerry Majdic             05-30-09    Riverton, Wyo.
 3.                                                                                                                                                                     Center cookbook and events          cent off the total price! Watch
                                                                                                   764    William J. Bashell       08-20-09    Milwaukee, Wis.          on their radio programs. Tune       for details in Prosveta.
 4.                                                                                                800    Bernice I. Irwin         09-17-09    Sheldon, Wis.            in to these radio personalities        Thank you for a very suc-
                                                                                                                                                                        and show your support.              cessful year. Merry Christmas
                                                                                                                                              KAREN A. PINTAR
 5.                                                                                                                                            National Secretary           A Heritage Day is being         and happy New Year. See you
                                                                                                                                                                        planned at the SNPJ Heritage        in 2010!
 Team name _____________________________________
 Team captain’s name, phone number & e-mail address:
                                                                                                             Remembering our dear ones                                                    Always in our thoughts
                                                                                                         during this holiday season and always...                             Frank Joseph Vidergar
                                                                                                                                                                                    March 15, 1935 — Dec. 27, 2007
   The entry fee in each event is $13.00 per bowler, $3.75 of which shall be used for prizes,                        Frank J. Vidergar
     $8.00 for bowling and $1.25 for tournament expenses. An extra $5 is charged to all
                     who desire to compete for handicap all-events prizes.                                               Louis LipoVec                                                                 Two years have passed
  Return form, along with fees of $13.00 per person, per event, to:                                                Mary LipoVec gLad                                                                     since you left us.
                           John Baselj
             742 Mill St., Bridgeville, PA 15017
                                                                                                                        MichaeL gLad
                    Phone: (412) 221-1689                                                             Frank & Mary Vidergar and edith
            Make checks payable to SNPJ Lodge 6                                                                                                                                                      We will always love you.
        ENTRY DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 8, 2010                                                                 May they always rest in peace.                                                                        Mary Lou
                                                                                                           Sadly missed by Mary Lou (Lipovec) Vidergar;                                              Frank Jr., Gretchen, Anna & Ivan
 The Home Office will verify all memberships. Complete tournament rules are
 available by contacting the SNPJ Fraternal Department, 247 West Allegheny                                    Frank, Gretchen, Anna & Ivan Vidergar;                                                         Lisa, Keith & Mia
 Road, Imperial, PA 15126. Rules are also available online at                                     Keith, Lisa (Vidergar) & Mia Lucas.

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