Cattlemen's dinner

Ferndale rancher Joe Russ lV, left, enjoys talking over old times with his friend Leon Gerdis at the Humboldt/Del Norte Cattlemen's Association annual dinner held Saturday, Feb. 25, at Belotti Hall in Ferndale. Over 1,000 people attended this year's event. Some 525 pounds of beef were prepared for the doings.

photo by Claudia Nelson/Beacon