Lake City Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center is offering the following programs. The Center is at 28505 E. Truman Road in Buckner. Registration is required, call 816-249-3194 or email lakecityrange@mdc.mo.gov. For more information, visit www.mdc.mo.gov/lakecity. 

• Introduction to Rifle Cartridge Reloading, for adults, 8 a.m. to noon May 7. If you have ever been interested in reloading your own rifle cases, this is a good way to get started. We will cover many different topics of reloading including equipment, safety concerns, loading data and more. 

• Teens & Firearms: Rifle, for ages 11 to 17, 6 to 8 p.m. May 11. This course is for designed for teens who would like to explore the safe usage of firearms. Topics include: Safety, parts of a .22 rifle, marksmanship and much more. 

• Introduction to Skeet Shooting, for ages 12 and older, 9 to 11:30 a.m. May 13. Are you a trap shooter who wants an exciting and quicker target game? Why not try skeet shooting? Skeet shooting is a great way to improve your basic shotgun skills and improve your hit ratio on all types of winged game. You may even pick up a new sport at the same time! 

• Basic Pistol…PLUS, for age 18 and older, 8 to 11:30 a.m. May 13. This course continues where the Basic Handgun course ends. The topics of discussion include purchasing and owning a firearm, ammunition facts, cleaning and storage of your firearm. We also will work more on your marksmanship skills on the range. 

– Jillayne Ritchie