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ll  ra - December 19, 20l 2 YOUR COMMUNITY Page 11 Dwight Yoakam named as final Jamboree headliner By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era The Oregon Jamboree this week announced the 2013 Oregon Jamboree's third headliner, Dwight Yoakam. Yoakam joins Toby Keith and Luke Bryan at the top of the bill. Yoakam will headline Saturday night, Aug. 3. The festival will run from Aug. 2 to Aug. 4 on the community field south of Sweet Home High School. The Jamboree also announced three other artists for the 2 ls' annual festival, including Jerrod Niemann, Kip Moore and Thomas Rhett, joining perennial Jamboree favorite Neal McCoy in the lineup. Yoakam headlined the Jamboree in 2000. Rhett appeared last year. "We are so excited about how our line-up is coming together," said Erin Regrutto, festival director. "Niemann and Moore will put on a great show and Rhett was a fan favorite last year." Yoakam brings a long, successful country music career to tthe J a m b o r e e. Kip Moore Difficult to pin down, he takes a variety of influences and filters them into his own blend of country and rock that honors his musical predecessors and creates something unique. On his latest album, "3 Pears," released in September, he collaborates with Kid Rock and Beck as well as Ashley Monroe of the Pistol Annies. Yoakam debuted nationally with "Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc." in 1986, with the singles "Honky Tonk Man," "Guitars, Cadillacs" and "It Won't Hurt." He scored two number-one singles in 1988, including, "Streets of Bakersfield" and "I Sang Dixie," followed by a string of hits through the 1990s into the Thomas last decade, Niemann selling more than 25 million albums worldwide, including 12 gold albums, nine platinum or multi-platinum albums and the triple-platinum "This Time." Five albums topped the Billboard Country Albums chart, and 14 were in the top 10. More than 30 singles have charted, with 22 in the top 20. He has won two Grammy Awards and been nominated 21 times. Niemaun was first known as a song writer, writing for artists such as Garth Brooks, Neal McCoy and Jamey Johnson. In 2010, Niemaun released "Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury," which included his number one single "Lover, Lover" and the hit "What Do You Want." N i e m an n ThomasRhett released his latest album "Free the Music" in October. Moore's debut album was released in April 2012, with the hits "Marry was the Marrying Kind" and "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck." Moore is also known for his writing. He co-wrote Thompson Square's "Let's Fight" and "All the Way." Moore is currently on tour with Eric Church. Rhett is the son of country legend Rhett Akins. Rhett also started as a songwriter, co-writing Jason Aldean's "I Ain't Ready to Quit." Rhett's current single is the hit "Something to Do with My Hands." The Oregon Jamboree is expected to announce at least six more artists over the next few months. Jamboree management encourages those who want the most up to date artist releases to sign up for its email at Oregon Jamboree. com. Tickets and camping for the 2013 Oregon Jamboree are currently on sale at Oregon Jamboree.corn or by calling the box office at (888) 613-6812 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Oregon Jamboree is produced by the nonprofit Sweet Home Economic Development Group and is presented by South Pacific Auto Sales. Proceeds from the three-day camping and country music festival are used to benefit economic development and charitable projects in Sweet Home. m SHCF From page 1 the community." The foundation board under- stands that some larger donors in the past are under the impression that this year's endowment dona- tion may have put the foundation in a position where it doesn't need support, he said, but those funds were dedicated to the endowment, now nearing $400,000, and have not generated income yet. Burford and the board would like to urge community members to go ahead and donate, he said. The foundation annually sup- ports Meals on Wheels and the Se- nior Companion program, he said. It also has supported the East Linn Museum's new roof and provided cribs, mattresses and car seats to the Crisis Pregnancy Center. It has given grants to Sweet Home Emer- gency Ministries and numerous oth- er organizations. The next grant cycle begins on Jan. 15. "We really want to be able to support these groups," Burford said. "Some of these groups, during these tough times, need whatever assis- tance we can provide them." The foundation has a low over- head - stationary, postage, legal ex- penses and auditing, he said. Nearly all of donations go directly to chaff- table organizations. "We anticipate requests from many well-run deserving local or- ganizations and we want to be able to help them as much as, possible," he said. "Hopefully, the community as a whole can help us in backfill- ing some of the funds lost from the Jamboree, remembering that all do- nations are fully tax-deductible." The foundation was formed in / CATS From page 10 when I was really young are not with dolls or teddy bears in my arms - but huge, fat, healthy cats," she said. Her own experience in cat res- cue started in 1975 while walking her Samoyed Sasha at Hillcrest Park in Fullerton, Calif., when the dog suddenly bolted into the woods. "I found her by a fallen log," Miller recalled. "She was lying down with her head in a hole in the wood and whining. I snapped her leash on and tried to pull her away but she wouldn't budge. I finally figured out she was trying to tell me something, and peered inside the log. I saw four just-days-old kittens inside the log - no mom around. "I wrapped the kittens up and brought them home and did all in my power to save them. No vet would talk to me because of the age of the kittens and they all end- ed up dying. "I told myself that if I ever had the chance to teach others what to do with abandoned kittens, I would take it and in the meantime, I went out and started learning all I could about strays and ferals." When the Internet arrived and she "saw my chance," she estab- lished two websites, www.felin- express.com and www.kitten- rescue.com. A professional writer who specializes in human-interest and dog and cat care articles, she left California in 1984 to move to Alaska to marry Mike Miller. They will celebrate their 28th an- niversary in February. They met through a personal advertisement in a singles magazine and wrote for four years. "That's another story," she said. The Millers moved from Alas- ka to Sweet Home 20 years ago. Mary Anne Miller's work has been published in Cat Fancy, Pet Sitters International and Quilters Home. Her www.felinexpress.com website won the prestigious Presi- dent's Award for writing in 2007, presented by the Cat Fancier's As- sociation. Miller said she has cats - es- pecially black cats - available for adoption as house or barn cats. "I always welcome not only adoptions to the right (emphasis on "right") families, but also do- nations. They are greatly needed as I specialize in the traumatized, abused and abandoned strays and ferals only. My vet debt is quite high." For more information or to contribute to her nonprofit organi- zation, call (541) 367-4927 or visit www.kitten-rescue.com. 1997 by the Sweet Home Economic Development Group, which produc- es the Oregon Jamboree, to assist in achieving community goals. The goal was to give SHEDG a nonprofit tax-deductible arm to potentially receive grants and dona- tions to meet the goals of SHEDG, said Burford, who was a member of the SHEDG board at the time. It also served as a way for the Jambo- ree to give back to the community if it made a profit. Foundation board members include Burford, Wendy Younger, Gina Riley, Max Thompson, John Kuhns, Tim McQueary, Kristin Ad- ams, Shirley Way, Sara Windom and Cindy Glick, who also serves on the SHEDG board. The foundation may be reached by e-mail through its website, sweethomecommunityfoundaiton. org or by mail at P.O. Box 24, Sweet Home, OR 97386. For information, contact Younger at (541) 367-8969. Anyone with questions may also contact any board member, Burford said. go to pacificpower.net or call us toll free at 1-888-221-7070. Wishing you a safe and efficient holiday season. HOLIDAY SAFETY TiP Hanging outdoor lights? ' Stay more than 10 feet away from power lines. For more energy-saving ideas and safety tips,  PACIFIC POWER Let's turn the answers on. WAS YOUR HOME FORECLOSED UPON IN 2008 - 2011? You moy be entitled to a payment from Ihe National Mortgage Settlement. OREGON HOMEOWNERSUPPORT.GOV OregonHomeownerSupporl,gov is sponsored by the State of Oregon's Deporhqent of Consumer and Business Services, Oregon Housing and Community Services and the Department of Justice A blessed Christmas and Happy New Year from Avmnere Twin Oaks Rehab of Sweet Home. YOITR LIFF. ()[TR COMMITMENT 950 Nandiluu Srccl I lomc, ( )R 97386 511-367-2191