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Darin Claiborne has been named commercial and fleet sales manager at Crater Lake Ford. Claiborne had been a senior advertising executive with Charter Media from April 2009 to February. Before that he was an account executive at KMVU-TV in Medford for two years. Between 1996 and 2006, Claiborne was sales manager and advertising consultant for the Siskiyou Daily News and Supersaver Advertiser in Yreka, Calif.

He can be reached at 541-621-7253 or


Meiwen Richards has joined U.S. Bank as branch manager of its Ashland office, 30 N. Second St. Richards previously worked as assistant branch manager for the Ashland branch of People's Bank of Commerce. Richards also worked at U.S. Bank as a commercial lender at the Ashland branch, and as branch manager of the U.S. Bank branch in Jacksonville.

Richards serves on the board of the Ashland Chamber of Commerce and is a founding board member of the Southern Oregon Chinese Cultural Association.

Richards holds a degree in music from Shih Chien University in Taipei, Taiwan, and a teaching certificate from National Normal University of Taipei.


Rhiannon Dickison has joined Southern Oregon Chiropractic and Wellness in Medford. Dickison is a 2008 Southern Oregon University graduate who went on to earn a Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Palmer College of Chiropractic in San Jose.

Dickison received the Clinical Excellence Award at the school's 2012 fall quarter commencement. The Clinical Excellence Award is presented to the graduate who has uniquely distinguished himself or herself during the internship portion of their educational experience at Palmer's West Campus, and who has performed the tasks of the student doctor with exceptional proficiency in the following categories: patient diagnosis, chiropractic technique, radiography and case management.

Dickison started a new fitness club at Palmer's West Campus and served as athletic director for student government.

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