Catherine Nolte, Times Record

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Past articles by Catherine:

River Valley cost of living attracts renters in Chaffee Crossing

New employment opportunities mean more than economic growth for the region – it also requires housing developers to prepare for new residents. → Read More

Inflation and hunger impact families in the River Valley

An average of nearly one in five people lived at or below the poverty line from 2016 to 2020 in Fort Smith, according to U.S. Census data. → Read More

Affording Fort Smith: Rental market pushes low-income families to the brink

There are only 52 affordable and available rental units for every 100 extremely low-income households in Arkansas. → Read More

Disability rights advocacy in Arkansas

Disability Rights Arkansas works to build a strong grassroots network of people with disabilities across the state. → Read More

Summer meals for kids needed in River Valley

You can join the mission of local hunger-relief organizations this summer by taking the following steps. → Read More

Center for Arkansas Legal Services offers to seal criminal records for free

The Center for Arkansas Legal Services is offering to seal criminal records for free on May 20 at Goodwill. → Read More

Formula shortage impacts River Valley families and nonprofits

More than 40% of formula brands were out of stock across the county as of May 8, according to Datasembly, which tracks retailer data. → Read More

Affordable bike share program Ride 4 SMILIES launched in Fort Smith

Eight bike stations are located around the city, with seven stations on the north side and one in Chaffee Crossing. → Read More

Train derailment on Arkansas River bridge causes traffic delays in Van Buren

A train has derailed on the Sebastian County side of the Arkansas River Bridge leading into Van Buren. → Read More

IDEAL Women and Men of Excellence address student hunger

Students, like many people experiencing food insecurity, also face the social stigma around asking for help. → Read More

Salvation Army Fort Smith prepares residents for disasters

The disaster training will be from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, at the United Way of Fort Smith Area office, 120 North 13th St. → Read More

Blessed to be a blessing: Mission UMC Food Pantry feeds hungry in Fort Smith

Volunteers at Mission United Methodist Church use the blessings they receive to bless others in need. → Read More

FBI reports increase in child sextortion schemes in Arkansas

FBI Field Offices in Little Rock and New Orleans warn parents about increases in child sextortion schemes. → Read More

Community Rescue Mission honors founder, celebrates renovation and expansion

Community Rescue Mission has served more than 26,000 people and served over 51,000 meals since October 2019. → Read More

Fab Lab Fort Smith invents and invests in River Valley

Fab Lab Fort Smith is on a mission to make creativity and technology accessible for all ages. → Read More

Keep Fort Smith Beautiful returns Christmas tradition to downtown

Keep Fort Smith Beautiful funded the planting, aligning with the organization’s goal to preserve nature for the River Valley community. → Read More

Project Concern offers utility bill assistance in Fort Smith

Project Concern, an assistance program started by the city of Fort Smith in 1983, supports low-income families by offering discounts on utilities. → Read More

Breaking the cycle of poverty

At Ozark Free Will Baptist Church, food boxes change lives every month. → Read More

Crawford County Girl Scouts bring joy to families with birthday bags

Girl Scouts in Crawford County used creativity, an essential tool in addressing poverty, to help local families celebrate birthdays for free. → Read More

Impact of period poverty motivates Greenwood organization to make a difference

Brenda Jonas, a Greenwood resident, founded Lotus Intervals this year with the goal of making a difference for a crucial but often forgotten necessity. → Read More