There will be a one-day hunter-education course offered July 16 in West Plains beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 7 p.m. Students are responsible for making arrangements for their own lunch and may bring snacks and drinks. There will be a one-hour lunch break beginning at noon. The class is free and is open to all ages 11 and up. Students who are within 30 calendar days of their 11th birthday are also eligible to enroll. Students under the age of 14 should bring proof of their age. Pre-registration is required, and one may do so by phoning 417-256-7161. The lead instructor will be Larry Lindeman.