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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 3A Three well-known, longtime Plumas County Realtors were honored at the Plumas Association of Realtors' annual installation dinner held last month at Grizzly Grill in Blairsden. This year, BJ Pearson, Dennis Mason and Randy Barlow each received the prestigious Realtor Emeritus award given by the National Association of Realtors for their 40-plus years of membership and service. The honorees -- all three of whom continue to work as busy Realtors -- took the stage to reflect on their careers and answer questions from their colleagues. The trio told entertaining stories of flying together to meetings throughout the state in Pearson's twin-engine plane during the early 1980s when they served concurrently as state and regional directors in the California Association of Realtors. member, serving as company has four offices said she's looking forward director nearly serving both Plumas and to finding innovative ways continuously from 1981 toLassen counties, to help members be more present. Windle started at Cal successful, along with In 2014, he was inducted Sierra Title right out ofreaching out to the future into the National high school in 1973. He generation of board Association of Realtors' began as a title searcher, leaders. Hall of Fame for his worked his way up into an"I'd like to see younger contributions to Realtor escrow position and people entering the Action Fund, which works eventually purchased the profession and getting BJ Pearson to protect home ownershipcompany in 1998. Windle involved," Thompson said. and property investment in has served as president of "I think they will add new Pearson's career in real all levels of government,the California Land Titleenergy and inspiration [to estate dates back 48 years. When asked what advice Association and is a the Association]." She During his first year he he has for new Realtors, member of the United added that with the recalled selling a Mason replied, "Get Trustees Association. He improvements in internet 20,000-acre ranch property involved." also is deputy fire chief for in Plumas County, she'd in Oregon in a transaction the Quincy Fire like to see the association that was carried out on just Randy Barlow Department and is a offer and encourage one single piece of paper! Quincy native Randy supporter of numerous members to incorporate In 1971 he opened his own Barlow has been working local functions and new technologies in their firm, Pearson Realty in in real estate for 43 years, charities, professions. Portola, where he starting out in 1974 at the John Seibel started at Cal Also sworn into office continues as broker. He age of 22 working for hisSierra Title Company in during the evening was was a leader on the local Realtor aunt, Lorraine 1975 and like Windle, newly elected director and state association level Barlow. He has managed continues to work full-time Laurie Humphries of for about 10 years starting the Coldwell as a title officer to complete RE/MAX Mountain Living in the early 1980s. Banker/Pioneer Real home and property sales in Blairsden and newly In addition to being a Estate office in Quincy throughout the county. Heelected director Leah West Realtor, Pearson has since 1995. is considered one of the of Graeagle Associates. served as a Plumas County Starting in the 1980s, hemost experienced title Marilyn Lee Ballard of supervisor and a Portola served on the PAR board of officers in Northern Sierra Heritage Realty, city councilman. He has directors for over a decade, California. who was not in attendance, been a supporter of dozens as well as state and Earlier that night, Juli will also join as a new 2018 of community projects, and regional director. Thompson of Dickson director. for several years delivered Throughout the years, Realty in Portola was Directors who will meals twice a week to Barlow also served on sworn in as the incoming continue their terms next homebound seniors. Quincy Rotary's board and2018 PAR President. year are Cathy Kuersten -- Pearson continues to be was Fair Parade chairman.Thompson began her elected as treasurer -- and outspoken on local political Barlow recalled making 32career in real estate sales Dennis Mason, both of issues and encouraged his trips to meetings in those in St. Helens, Oregon. She Coldwell Banker fellow realtors to use their days, to as far north as continued in the industry, Kehr/O'Brien; Carol influence to affect public Weed and as far south as serving various capacities Yeater of Sierra policy. San Diego -- most of those from office assistant to land Destination Realty in Clio; trips with his fellow development consulting, Jan Fletcher of Quincy Dennis Mason emeritus honorees. He After moving to Plumas Real Estate and Property Dennis Mason became a shared humorous tales County in 1994, she Management; and Jeanne Realtor 45 years ago and from those travels to thereturned to real estate sales Dansby of D ickson Realty, has worked in various Lake delight of the installation and joined PAR in 1999. She who will serve a second Almanor brokerages since dinner guests, began work as a full-timeterm as vice-president. 1972. He currently works Realtor in 2013 and has A silent auction followed for Coldwell Banker Other honorees been a PAR director sinceby a fast-paced live auction Kehr/O'Brien's Lake Also honored that night 2014, serves on three concluded the evening, Almanor office, for 40-plus years of service committees and previouslywith donations ranging Mason has an impressive to the local real estate was the board treasurer from artwork, jewelry and record of leadership at the industry were David and vice-president, wine baskets, coming from state and national level, Windle and John Seibel "Be careful not to miss aRealtors and homeowners. working primarily in the from the Quincy branch ofmeeting," Thompson joked,Proceeds from the auctions areas of governmental Cal Sierra Title Company,explaining it was during an go toward the Association's affairs and land use. He is which has maintained an absence that she was scholarship fund, which the Plumas Association's affiliate membership withnominated for a leadership supports area longest running board the PAR since 1977. The position on the board. She college-bound youth. Plumas County Realtors, from left, BJ Pearson, Randy Barlow and Dennis Mason recount stories from their days traveling together as state directors during a tribute held in their honor last month. All three received honors from the National Association of Realtors for their 40-plus years in business and service to the industry. Photos submitted Celebrating 40-plus years serving the local real estate industry are David Windle, left, and John Seibel of Cal Sierra Title Company, which was recognized for its 40th consecutive year as an affiliate member of the Plumas Association of REALTORS. www. fridenoptometry.com FRIDEN OPTOMETRY FAMILY EYE CARE CONTACT LENSES Jonathan Friden, O.D. 68 Central Ave. ,, Quincy 283-2020 Complete vision and eye care, Optometrists and Ophthalmologists on staff, Vision and Eye examinations, treatment of eye disease, cataract surgery, foreign body removal, threshold visual field analysis, contact lenses, glasses (large selection of inexpensive to designer eyewear), low vision aids for the visually impaired, and vision therapy for learning related vision problems. Incoming 2018 PAR President Juli Thompson, left, receives the gavel from outgoing 2017 president Jeanne Dansby during the installation dinner ceremonies last month. Both are with Dickson Realty. (530) 283-1338 429 Main Street, Quincy Thank you to all who joined us for Randy Warren's Celebration of Life on November 19 at the Quincy Elks Lodge. Thank you to our friends, family, and neighbors for your condolences and support during this difficult time. Thank you to the many doctors, nurses, and support staff, especially at Renown Medical Center in Reno for their care for Randy over the years. Thank you to John Fehrman for his great support, patience and knowledge throughout this whole process. Thank you especially to Janice and Bob Eschenbaum for your support and help - we would not have made it through without you. We appreciate all who joined us to celebrate his great yet short life, and for sharing all your memories of our wonderful Randy. Thank you to the Quincy Elks Lodge for a great venue with full service catering and bar as well. Thank you! Lydia Sandlin, Rusty Warren and Andrea Gulick, Nelda Warren, and Family. SPORTS BAR