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Lexus Owen and Karmen Warner were hired by Davidson & Associates Insurance Agency. Owen is an account manager specializing in personal finance. Warner is on the personal insurance sales team. For more information about the firm, located at 610 Esther St. Suite 101, Vancouver, call 360-514-9550 or visit

James “JC” Miller Jr. was appointed as the new superintendent of Larch Corrections Center in Yacolt. Miller began his career in 1993 as a correctional officer at the Washington State Penitentiary. He later served as a correctional sergeant at Airway Heights Corrections Center, and a number of other positions at Washington facilities. He earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice in 2005 from Bellevue University. Miller succeeded Lisa Flynn, who accepted a position as a correctional program administrator at the Department of Corrections headquarters in Tumwater. Larch Corrections Center is a minimum-custody facility that houses up to 480 incarcerated men.

Four incumbents and one new member were sworn in to the Educational Service District 112 board of directors at its regular January meeting. They are:

• Ann Campbell, who represents Director District 7, which includes Camas, Gorge Districts and parts of Evergreen school districts.

• Dr. Richard Graham, who represents Director District 1, which includes Kalama, Green Mountain, Woodland, La Center, parts of Kelso and Battle Ground school districts.

• Steve Wrightson, who represents Director District 3, which includes Hockinson, parts of Battle Ground and Evergreen school districts.

• LeAnne Bremer, who represents Director District 4, which includes Ridgefield, and parts of Battle Ground and Vancouver school districts.

• Jennifer Hawks-Conright, newly elected board member, who represents Director District 5, which includes Vancouver School District.

• Mark Hottowe will be sworn in at the Feb. 25 meeting. Hottow represents Director District 2, which includes Castle Rock, Longview, Naselle-Grays River Valley, Ocean Beach, Toutle Lake, Wahkiakum, and part of Kelso school districts.

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