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Adolf and Brigitte Ridinger show off their skills on the dance floor during the Pairs and Squares' 65th anniversary dinner and dance Thursday night at Herman Prior Centre in Portage. (Brian Oliver/The Graphic)

Sixty-five years strong for Pairs and Squares

The province's longest-standing square dance club – Portage Pairs and Squares - celebrated it's 65th anniversary this evening at the Herman Prior Centre in Portage la Prairie with an end of season dinner and dance.

(brian oliver/Herald Leader) Local artist Mike Blume, right, poses with Manitoba premiere Brian Pallister in front of Blume’s painting of Clint Eastwood - which took home the Peoples Choice award at the 2016 Central Region Juried Art Exhibition.

Blume’s ‘Signatures’ on display now

This time last year, local artist Mike Blume was just concluding painting lessons at the Portage District Arts Centre. Fastforward one year's time and Blume has an entire exhibit on display in PDAC’s boardroom gallery.

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