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Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame board member Daniel Beard stepped to the podium at exactly 1923 military time Monday night, and joking addressed the standing-room-only audience.

“Mike (Allen) and I didn’t know if we were going to be the only ones here tonight,” he said.

Rodney Harwood: award-winning journalist and columnist. Lover of golf and the written word. I can be reached at

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