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Plains Producer $1.50 Wednesday August 10, 2011 STAR OF THE NORTH INSIDE We love that sound of music Crime drops in our region n BALAKLAVA’S Victoria Lane, aged 7 and one of the youngest participants in the Eisteddfod sang “Castle on a Cloud” from the musical “Les Miserables” in the Sub Junior division of Musical Theatre. She was also part of the Junior Ensemble group awarded second place for their rendition of “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile” from the musical “Annie”. n report, page 3 Rain a boost n details, page 3 BONUS! PICTURES supplied by Linda Zerk. n Joseph Ingram, formerly of Port Wakefield, pictured with one of his props from his performance of “The Newspaper Lady”. Joseph became Speech and Drama champion after yet another captivating and entertaining battle with regular contestant, Kelly Bickle. Eisteddfod’s big crowds had Balaklava cash registers ringing! ORGANISERS of the Balaklava Eisteddfod pulled off a minor miracle last weekend, hosting a record number of entries including 2000 performers competing across 400 competitions over a seamless three-day event. While the Eisteddfod is more about musical numbers, some further figures to blow the mind include the 150-odd volunteers, not including caterers, who helped keep things running in six different By Les Pearson venues, including a 12-hour musical theatre marathon on Saturday. Eisteddfod committee president, Bronny Cottle, was extremely proud of the event. She said the huge amount of entrants was tough to manage but was happy all the same to see the interest in the annual Eisteddfod weekend. “It’s a really good problem to have,” she said. The organising committee also drew praise from revered adjudicator and accomplished accompanist, Malcolm Day, who was impressed with the flowing nature of the event. With the huge influx of visitors, local businesses copped a continual contingent of customers. Wendy’s Café and Cakes owner, Wendy Schulz, was thrilled with trading during the Eisteddfodd, particularly Friday. “It was the best trading day I’ve had in almost four years,” Wendy said. Mrs Schulz was prepared for the barrage, stocking up on food and milk before the event. She estimated the café used about 60 litres of milk over Friday and Saturday. Others traders in Balaklava also reported great sales, particularly on Friday, as busloads of hungry school students arrived to eat their way around town! n Continued page 6 n read the review, get all the results and pictures – pages 15 – 18 Clean up with Ph 8842 2566 & We’ll come to you A/hrs 8842 1616 CLARE VALLEY TOYOTA 380 Main North Road, CLARE echo Est 1978 AUGUST 2011 FREE in the Two Wells, Lewiston and nearby areas HOTLINE: 8842 2566 Inventor of the rough terrain forklift truck, Manitou offers today the most comprehensive range to meet all specific handling and personal lifting requirements! Sales / Rentals W.S.B. DISTRIBUTORS 198 Main North rd, CLarE 8842 2177 phil Stanway 0419 828 802 adelaide Main North road WSB Dist. Victoria rd CLARE 380 Main North Road, CLARE OUT TODAY! Two Wells ee & Districts r F material handling world leader high pressure cleaners, now available at... VALLEY TOYOTA Great reading: SA ShowCase lift-out mag

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