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story.lead_photo.caption MARK HUMPHREY ENTERPRISE-LEADER Ethan Parker (left) won the 2017 Lil' Mister title while Bella Cate Keenan won the 2017 Lil' Miss title during last year's Lincoln Rodeo. Their reign concludes Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, when new junior royalty will be selected.

LINCOLN -- Last year Ethan Parker competed for and won the 2017 Lincoln Riding Club title of Lil' Mister adding a feather in the mane of his stickhorse with the achievement.

Ethan is the 7-year-old son of Bryce and Jessie Parker, of Farmington. Ethan will enter second grade at Folsom Elementary School in Farmington this fall. He has a sister named Emma, and a new baby brother named Mason.

The junior cowboy makes do in the traditon of cowboys overcoming whatever circumstances come their way. Ethan doesn't have a horse of his own, but loves riding his cousin's horse, Dan the Man. He has a chocolate lab named Bailey. He loves to play football, t-ball, and show pigs. He is a member of the Cover Creek Clever Clovers 4-H Club. Ethan wants to be a football player when he gets older.

Reigning Lincoln Riding Club Lil' Miss Bella Cate Keenan is used to being around a swirl of activity, the key is to concentrate on doing one thing at a time.

Bella Cate is the 5-year-old daughter of Grant and Heather Keenen, of Prairie Grove. Bella completed pre-school at Ms. LaDonna & Nana's Playhouse and will begin Kindergarten next year.

Bella's horse is 13 years old and named Peanut Butter. Bella's pets' names are Paisley and Mr. Paws. She loves dancing and singing. She takes tap, ballet, and gymnastics. She attends Thursday Bible School. Bella loves working and gathering cows with her daddy. Bella is a member of the Northwest Arkansas Riding Club where she does barrels, poles, goat undecorating, and speed race. This summer will make her fourth year competing. Bella wants to be a doctor, farmer, and a cheerleader when she grows up.

Sports on 08/08/2018

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