We have invited the three candidates who are running for county commissioner in District 4 to attend a Candidate Forum at 7 p.m. July 29. The public is invited.

Each candidate will be given approximately 10 minutes to present their concerns. After the candidates have spoken we will open the floor up for questions. Please plan to attend this opportunity to meet your candidates.

Sock drive

The Senior Center and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary are sponsoring a sock drive. We are collecting new, white socks which will be given to Veterans Hospitals, Mash Units, etc. These are for our veterans who occasionally arrive at these facilities with only the clothes on their back.

You can drop off your socks at the Senior Center, 907 N. 10th St. Thanks for your help.

Thanks to volunteers

A very big thank you goes to those of you who volunteered to deliver Meals on Wheels. This valuable service could not happen without the caring concern of so many people in Garden City. You know who you are. Pat yourself on the back.

Social Security info

Here's another interesting column from Judy Franklin, Dodge City office, Social Security district manager:

If you're a farm worker, it's likely that you're busy right now. As you cultivate a bountiful harvest, Social Security wants to remind all farmers to help cultivate future retirement and disability protection for any farm workers hired. Most farm workers are covered by Social Security, but only if the employer reports the wages, which is a legal obligation. By reporting farm workers' wages and paying Social Security taxes, you can help ensure they earn valuable Social Security retirement, disability and survivor's protection.

Farm owners also need to be aware that if they don't report wages and pay the taxes due, they are breaking the law and could be subject to an IRS penalty. Some farmers try to rationalize that farm workers can be considered independent contractors, in which case the worker must pay self-employment tax and the employer has no tax obligation. But if people are working under a farm owner's direction and control, they cannot be considered independent contractors. They are employees and their wages must be reported to Social Security.

Some farmers hire "crew leaders" to manage their farm workers and to handle their wage-reporting responsibilities. In these cases, the crew leader is often considered the "employer" of the farm worker and has the responsibility for submitting wage reports.

If you need more information about who is considered a farm worker's employer, or if you have other questions regarding farm workers and Social Security, take a look at our helpful publication, "A Guide to Social Security for Farmers, Growers and Crew Leaders." It's available online at www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10025.html. If you run a farm and hire agricultural workers, this booklet is a must-read. But the most important thing to remember is what you probably know better than anyone else: folks reap only what they sow. Farm workers won't be able to reap the Social Security benefits they are due unless their work and wages are reported to us.

Scheduled activities

Thursday: TOPS meet at 8:30 a.m. The art class meets at 10 a.m. The Ambassador Singers practice at 1 p.m.

Friday: Line dancing starts at 8:30 a.m., followed by STEPS at 10 a.m. Craft Shop check-in/out is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A nurse is available from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bridge begins at 12:45 p.m.

Saturday: The pool room is open in the afternoon.

Sunday: Duplicate bridge begins at 2 p.m.

Monday: Exercises are at 8:30 a.m. STEPS begin at 10 a.m. Humdinger Band practices at 12:30 p.m. Bridge and double pinochle begin at 12:45 p.m. The Upbeats practice at 3 p.m. Duplicate bridge is at 7 p.m.

Tuesday: Pitch is played at 12:45 p.m. Bingo is played at 1:30 p.m.

July 28: Line dancing starts at 8:30 a.m. STEPS begin at 10 a.m. Pinochle starts at 12:45 p.m. Completely Unraveled meets at 1 p.m. The dance at 7:30 p.m. will feature "Craig Stevens." The recommended donation is $4 per person. Bring finger food for the break.

Lunch menus

Lunch is served at noon.

Thursday: Roast turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy, cauliflower with cheese sauce, wheat bread, cookie.

Friday: Meat loaf, sweet potatoes, copper penny salad, wheat roll, citrus fruit cup.

Monday: Huntington chicken, corn, stewed tomatoes, wheat roll, bread pudding with lemon sauce.

Tuesday: Barbecue ribette with bun, tri-taters, gelatin salad, cinnamon roll, ambrosia.

July 28: Salisbury steak with onions, mashed potatoes and gravy, spinach salad, banana muffin, strawberries.