Special to The Hays Daily News

Hays author and columnist Linn Ann Huntington will do a public reading of one of her published fictional short stories at the Hays After 5 dinner program Dec. 14.

The program will begin at 7 p.m. at the Bakery Shop, 230 E. Eighth. Cost for the meal is $12.50.

Huntington, who is also the director of the journalism, public relations and advertising program at Fort Hays State University, will be reading "The Fourth Wise Man" from "Guideposts for the Spirit: Christmas Stories of Faith" (Ideals Publications, 2001).

Also on the program is Peggy Lee of Prairie Village. Lee will share her experiences through divorce, being widowed, remarrying, adopting a baby and having a daughter who became mentally and physically handicapped.

Reservations are due by Thursday to Sherrill at (785) 621-4701 or by e-mailing dkoster@eaglecom.net.

Hays After 5 Christian women's group is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries of Kansas City, Mo.