TALLADEGA COUNTY -- The Talladega County Board of Realtors would like to congratulate Ruth Helen Deese and David Owen for being inducted into the Omega Tau Rho fraternity at the Capitol Conference in Montgomery in February.

Membership in this honorary fraternity is represented by the Medallion of Service, which is awarded as a token of the high esteem in which inductees are held by their fellow realtors. It also symbolizes the recognition and appreciation accorded to them for their contributions to the National Association of Realtors and its affiliated institutes, societies and councils.

Once a medallion is awarded, the recipient is a member of the fraternity for life.

Ruth Helen Deese is an associate broker at Porter and Porter Company in Talladega. Deese has been a real estate agent for more than 55 years and a member of the National Association of Realtors for more than 44.

David Owen is the owner and qualifying broker of Thackerson Realty. Owen has been a real estate agent for more than 47 years and a member of the National Association of Realtors for more than 45.