Providence mourns murder victims at vigil

By Abigail Allen Managing Editor Community members surrounded the family of April Robinson and Donavan Fielder, the two people who were murdered on Oct. 14 in Providence Village, for a candlelight vigil Sunday evening. In attendance were April’s mother Connie Robinson, her sister Theresa Robinson, her brother Timothy Robinson, her cousin Sandra Tester and additional family members who traveled from Kentucky to mourn the mother and son and to attempt to reunite with April’s three young girls. “I just want to thank everybody for coming out here for my daughter and for my grandson,” Connie said to the crowd with Theresa at her side. “God, this is—I never thought this would happen. But I appreci

Learning together

Garage Door Theater presents production of ‘Educating Rita’ By Abigail Allen Managing Editor The full range of human emotion will take the stage on Friday as the Garage Door Theater opens it production of “Educating Rita.” A tale that seems simple—a 26-year-old woman wanting to improve herself and an alcoholic academic who questions why he’s working with college students—shows the ability of people to learn and change based on the way their relationships with others influence them. “The play that was originally scheduled for this slot … had 13 actors running around, chasing each other,” Director John Rodgers said. “I wasn’t comfortable doing that. Maybe we will someday, but not right now. An

Talents turned into service

Providence woman, family make masks By Katherine Crowe Contributing Writer Sheena LeMay-Nelssen, a small business owner and mother of two, has been working nonstop to produce and distribute reusable fabric masks to the public at little to no cost. She, like many, is immune-compromised and considered to be at high risk for contracting the novel coronavirus. “I want to be able to help someone out with this skill that I have,” she said. What would eventually evolve into a massive operation began with a simple request: a friend commissioning LeMay-Nelssen for masks to give to her sister, who is a nurse. She obliged, filling the request and posting pictures of the finished product to social media

Whimsy on Massey

Couple builds tiny chapel for unconventional weddings By Abigail Allen Managing Editor There’s a twisted little chapel with a weathered copper steeple on Massey Lane in Pilot Point. The structure, which is the latest addition to the LizzyGator property, was built straight out of the minds of its creators and builders, Chris Duncan and Elizabeth “Lizzy Gator” Jones. “We don’t make plans and then draw it out,” Duncan said. “… You just kind of go to bed at night ... and think about how to do it the next day.” Jones added that “it just evolves.” Duncan spoke about how “every board’s at a different angle, and they’re all compound angles.” “It was a little tough,” he said. By starting in March, Du

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