Crawford County

Courtesy / Guy Lancaster

As many as a thousand African American residents of Catcher, an unincorporated community in rural Crawford County, were driven from their homes in the early 1920s after an alleged murder of a white woman by a black man. University of Arkansas doctoral candidate Michael Anthony, who is investigating the circumstances surrounding the race riot, will present a virtual lecture on Catcher at 11 a.m.

Courtesy / Edwards Funeral Home

Michael Tilley, with Talk Business and Politics, helps us remember restaurant owner Tom Caldarera, Jr. He also discusses a new hire at Leadership Crawford County and the challenges of being a mayor during the last 18 months.

Officials with the Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission are getting ready to undertake updating the region's five-year transportation master plan. The Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks prepares to commemorate National Prisoner of War-Missing In Action Rememberance Day, and Crawford County officials approve a larger land purchase for the county's planned new jail.

MUSIC: "Not Their Fight" by David Holmes

Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe says he isn't overly concerned with a report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office that suggests the state's Private Option is several million dollars over-budget. State legislators hear recommendations on how to decrease human trafficking in Arkansas. Crawford County justices of the peace next week will decide whether to purchase nearly eight acres in conjunction with another eight already under contract in association with construction of a new county jail.