Community News, Sept. 13 edition | Medicare workshop, Conservative forum, Old West Fest

Raymond Museum is the site for the second annual Old West Fest on Sept. 29.
Raymond Museum is the site for the second annual Old West Fest on Sept. 29. Sierra Star archive

Medicare Updates

If you are in need of “crucial” Medicare information, the Oakhurst Library is hosting a workshop on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10:30 a.m.-noon dedicated exactly to that.

Susan Hatch, a licensed, independent insurance agent, will be speaking and sharing information and opinion on a number of aspects and policies new to Medicare.

Topics to be discussed include: the new Medicare card being delivered to about 60 million Medicare recipients; whether single-payer Medicare is good for seniors; President Donald Trump’s new health care plan; a hospital shortage of opioid or addictive painkillers; and the new Clovis Community Cancer Center.

Hatch said her workshop will feature information that “Medicare insurance (Health Maintenance Organization) plans rarely tell you.”

Details: Call the library at 559-683-4838 or visit www.oakhurstfobl.com.

Madera Republican Party Open House

The Republican Party of Madera will be holding its open house Saturday, Sept. 15 from noon-6 p.m. in Oakhurst at the Old Mill Village, 40179 Enterprise Dr.

There will be candidates and speakers in attendance, along with plenty of activities.

The open house will have food, crafts, a bounce house, giveaways and face-painting available for attendees. Line dancing will take place from 5-6 p.m.

Details: 559-760-0880.

Conservative Forum

The Mountain Area Conservative Forum is set to take place 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 at the Oakhurst Grill, 40530 Highway 41.

A voter’s guide for the upcoming November election will be discussed, with several school board candidates and Jon Huey, Congressman Tom McClintock’s aide, scheduled to speak.

Details: 559-642-4921

Old West Fest

The town of Raymond will be celebrating the history of California when it hosts the second annual Raymond Old West Fest on Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Raymond Museum Amphitheater, 31956 Rd 608.

The music festival will feature the talents of Dave Stamey, Cowboys by Night, Jack Hannah, Chris Isaacs, Nancy Lee and more. There will be activities for children, food vendors and hand-crafted jewelry, art, silver and leather on sale.

The festival will go from 3-9 p.m.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Raymond 4-H, Raymond Museum, Raymond Community Association, Eastern Fresno County Historical Society and the Raymond-Knowles Elementary School.