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AWARD WINNER - Lilliana Bates was the 2015 winner of the Penn Ohio Youth Rodeo Association (POYRA) in Leadline Polebending, Leadline Barrel Racing and took 3rd in goat tail ribbon. These winnings earned her the 2015 Junior All Around Cowgirl of the year. For this honor she won a saddle and a championship buckle! She would like to thank Bill and Wanda Welton of Center Cross W Arena for all the work they do to put on the rodeos which happen every other weekend from Memorial Day weekend until Sept. Lilliana is 6 years old and is in first grade at Conneaut Valley Elementary. She is the daughter of Rodney and Amber Bates.