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MSU sophomores, left, Mary Dudley Pillow from
Greenwood and Abigail Frey from Hollandale
enjoy a day of shopping in Downtown Starkville.
November 23, 2017
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Holiday shoppers can find plenty of gift options from local artists
By DEVIN EDGAR | dedgar@cdispatch.com start your holiday shopping.
Other Main Street businesses, like 929
For those interested in buying pieces of Coffee Bar and Pop Porium, will host art
local art as gifts this holiday season, the shows similar to the Holiday Bazaar on
Golden Triangle area has multiple options. Dec. 2. Mississippi artists will be set up at
Beverly Norris, Columbus Arts Council both events selling some of their pieces in
programs manager, said the best place to time for the holidays.
begin your local art search will be at the If you are not available to visit the Hol-
December art exhibition gallery, which iday Bazaar at the Mill or either event on
opens the first Thursday of the month, and Dec. 2, local businesses like Sage Coffee
the Gallery 2 Gift Shop at the CAC. The gift and Books in the Cotton District have a va-
shop features handmade jewelry, fine crafts riety of work from local artists available for
and collectibles from more than 30 local purchase every day.
and regional artists. According to Bateman, pottery gifts are
If you are searching for gifts in the low- one of the cheapest options for people in-
er-price range, Norris recommends pottery, terested in purchasing an original piece of
handmade candles or things like original art. However, he said, purchasing tickets to
postcards and holiday cards. Handmade an arts experience, rather than purchasing a
jewelry also falls in the lower to mid-range painting or piece of pottery, are also good
prices. gift ideas. Tickets to local theatre produc-
“I think a lot of people forget about things tions or the Mississippi Symphony Orches-
like post cards and holiday cards,” Norris tra are good purchases for the hard-to-buy-
said. “But you can always get an original for family member or friend.
print at a lower price.” Although original paintings are often in Deanna Robinson/Dispatch Staff
In Starkville, The Greater Starkville De- the higher price range, Bateman still recom- Rocio Vasquez Meza looks at hand-made jewelry in the shop at the Rosenzweig Arts
velopment Partnership hosts events like the mends starting local if you are interested in Center in Columbus.
annual Holiday Bazaar, which is on Nov. purchasing an original painting or print.
29 and 30 at the Mill at MSU and features “Many people go to places and spend
handcrafted items from more than 75 ven- $300 on an unoriginal or mass-produced
dor booths. painting,” Bateman said. “But, instead, you
Starkville Area Arts Council Director can spend the same amount of money and
John Bateman recommends the Holiday Ba- purchase an original piece of art, while also
zaar as the best place in the area to jump- supporting a local artist or student.”

Pottery gifts are inexpensive option when purchasing an original art piece.
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... to a sleigh full! Consumer safety group
gifts for $75 and more
unveils its ‘worst toys’ list
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS have common hazards that the group sees
year after year. She pointed to the “Pull
BOSTON — Fidget spinners, a plas- Along Pony” by Tolo Toys that’s marketed
1 DAK PRESCOTT JERSEY – $150 – The Lodge, Starkville tic Wonder Woman battle sword and a for children over age 1 but has a 19-inch
remote-controlled Spider-Man drone are cord.
2 FLOOR MATS – Starting at $89.99 – H&H Home & Truck Accessory among the toys topping a consumer safety “We don’t need a testing lab to know
Center, Columbus group’s annual list of worst toys for the hol- that’s a strangulation and entanglement haz-
3 MERRY CHRISTMAS SIGN — $125 — Steel Forest Furniture, Columbus idays. ard,” she said.
World Against Toys Causing Harm, or With consumers increasingly doing their
4 OFF ROAD HELMET – $100 – Village Cycle Center, Starkville WATCH, unveiled the top 10 list Tuesday at holiday shopping online, it’s more import-
a Boston children’s hospital. The nonprofit ant than ever to have the most current in-
5 UGG BOOTS AND UGG TENNIS SHOES – Robin’s Unique Boutique, organization has been releasing the lists for formation about the safety of a toy online,
Aberdeen more than four decades. Siff said.
6 CHAINSAWS (Starting at $179.99), CHAINSAW PROTECTIVE PANTS, WATCH claims fidget spinners contain For example, Hallmark’s Disney-themed
small parts that can be a choking hazard, “Itty Bittys” plush stacking toy for babies
SPRAYER, FACE SHIELD – Biddy Saw Works, Columbus
1 2 Mattel’s Wonder Woman sword has the was recalled over the summer due to fabric
7 CANVAS WEEKENDER (Monogrammable) – $92.99 – University potential to cause blunt-force injuries and pieces that posed a choking hazard. But the
Screenprint, Starkville Marvel’s Spider-Man drone has multiple ro- toy still is readily available online because
tating blades that can lead to eye and other many web sales are rarely monitored for re-
8 CAN-AM OUTLANDER 570 – $7,699.00 – Adventure ATV, West Point bodily injuries. calls, Siff noted.
The Toy Association, an industry trade Among the other toys that made this
group, dismissed the list as “needlessly year’s list is Nerf’s “Zombie Strike” cross-
frightening” to parents because all toys sold bow, which the organization says poses the
in the U.S. meet “rigorous” safety standards. risk of eye and face injuries because it uses
It also criticized the organization for not a pressurized, pull back lever to shoot soft
testing the toys it focuses on. projectiles.
National toy safety standards are “inade- Razor’s “Heel Wheels” are strapped
quate,” as can been seen by the high num- onto children’s shoes to turn them into im-
ber of recalls each year, WATCH President provised roller skates but pose a burn risk
Joan Siff said. because they include “real sparking action.”
The nonprofit says there have been at And “Slackline” is a tightrope-like device
least 15 recalls representing nearly 2 million by Brand 44 meant to be anchored between
3 4 5 units of dangerous toys since December. two trees that WATCH says can lead to se-
Siff stressed the toys named each year vere injury and death.

6 7 8

Fidget spinners are among the top of the list of worst toys for the holidays. Other toys
topping the list include a plastic Wonder Woman battle sword and a remote-controlled
Spider-Man drone.
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Looking for the 1 2
. . to fits under the tree
perfect gift? gifts for $25-$75

Try these terrific ideas available 1 OIL CHANGE KIT – $42.99 – Adventure ATV, West Point

from local merchants! 2 SHERPA QUARTER ZIP PULLOVER – $59.99 – The Lodge, Starkville
3 EXCLUSIVE CORNER CROSSES — $25 — Steel Forest Furniture, Columbus
4 ATV GUN RACK – $43.99 – Village Cycle Center, Starkville

From stocking stuffers ... 1 2
5 COOLERS – Starting at $25 – H&H Home & Truck Accessory Center, Columbus
6 MONOGRAMMABLE SHERPA FLEECE – $49.99 – University Screenprint,
Starkville
7 MOTOMIX, SAFE LEGS, AUTO CUT, STIHL BLADES – Biddy Saw Works,
gifts for $25 and less Columbus
8 FLEECE JACKET — Robin’s Unique Boutique, Aberdeen
1 POLARIS RZR XP1000 TOY – $17.99 – Adventure ATV, West Point
2 MISSISSIPPI TRIVITS – $15 – Steel Forest Furniture, Columbus
3 STIHL GLOVES – $15.99 – Biddy Saw Works, Columbus
4 RIDING GLASSES – $19.99 – Village Cycle Center, Starkville
5 CAR TAGS – $19.99 – H&H Home & Truck Accessory Center, Columbus
6 CORKCICLE STEMLESS WINE GLASS (Monogrammable) – $19.99 –
University Screenprint, Starkville
7 COWBELLS (Medium) – $19.99 – The Lodge, Starkville
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Looking for the 1 2
. . to fits under the tree
perfect gift? gifts for $25-$75

Try these terrific ideas available 1 OIL CHANGE KIT – $42.99 – Adventure ATV, West Point

from local merchants! 2 SHERPA QUARTER ZIP PULLOVER – $59.99 – The Lodge, Starkville
3 EXCLUSIVE CORNER CROSSES — $25 — Steel Forest Furniture, Columbus
4 ATV GUN RACK – $43.99 – Village Cycle Center, Starkville

From stocking stuffers ... 1 2
5 COOLERS – Starting at $25 – H&H Home & Truck Accessory Center, Columbus
6 MONOGRAMMABLE SHERPA FLEECE – $49.99 – University Screenprint,
Starkville
7 MOTOMIX, SAFE LEGS, AUTO CUT, STIHL BLADES – Biddy Saw Works,
gifts for $25 and less Columbus
8 FLEECE JACKET — Robin’s Unique Boutique, Aberdeen
1 POLARIS RZR XP1000 TOY – $17.99 – Adventure ATV, West Point
2 MISSISSIPPI TRIVITS – $15 – Steel Forest Furniture, Columbus
3 STIHL GLOVES – $15.99 – Biddy Saw Works, Columbus
4 RIDING GLASSES – $19.99 – Village Cycle Center, Starkville
5 CAR TAGS – $19.99 – H&H Home & Truck Accessory Center, Columbus
6 CORKCICLE STEMLESS WINE GLASS (Monogrammable) – $19.99 –
University Screenprint, Starkville
7 COWBELLS (Medium) – $19.99 – The Lodge, Starkville
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... to a sleigh full! Consumer safety group
gifts for $75 and more
unveils its ‘worst toys’ list
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS have common hazards that the group sees
year after year. She pointed to the “Pull
BOSTON — Fidget spinners, a plas- Along Pony” by Tolo Toys that’s marketed
1 DAK PRESCOTT JERSEY – $150 – The Lodge, Starkville tic Wonder Woman battle sword and a for children over age 1 but has a 19-inch
remote-controlled Spider-Man drone are cord.
2 FLOOR MATS – Starting at $89.99 – H&H Home & Truck Accessory among the toys topping a consumer safety “We don’t need a testing lab to know
Center, Columbus group’s annual list of worst toys for the hol- that’s a strangulation and entanglement haz-
3 MERRY CHRISTMAS SIGN — $125 — Steel Forest Furniture, Columbus idays. ard,” she said.
World Against Toys Causing Harm, or With consumers increasingly doing their
4 OFF ROAD HELMET – $100 – Village Cycle Center, Starkville WATCH, unveiled the top 10 list Tuesday at holiday shopping online, it’s more import-
a Boston children’s hospital. The nonprofit ant than ever to have the most current in-
5 UGG BOOTS AND UGG TENNIS SHOES – Robin’s Unique Boutique, organization has been releasing the lists for formation about the safety of a toy online,
Aberdeen more than four decades. Siff said.
6 CHAINSAWS (Starting at $179.99), CHAINSAW PROTECTIVE PANTS, WATCH claims fidget spinners contain For example, Hallmark’s Disney-themed
small parts that can be a choking hazard, “Itty Bittys” plush stacking toy for babies
SPRAYER, FACE SHIELD – Biddy Saw Works, Columbus
1 2 Mattel’s Wonder Woman sword has the was recalled over the summer due to fabric
7 CANVAS WEEKENDER (Monogrammable) – $92.99 – University potential to cause blunt-force injuries and pieces that posed a choking hazard. But the
Screenprint, Starkville Marvel’s Spider-Man drone has multiple ro- toy still is readily available online because
tating blades that can lead to eye and other many web sales are rarely monitored for re-
8 CAN-AM OUTLANDER 570 – $7,699.00 – Adventure ATV, West Point bodily injuries. calls, Siff noted.
The Toy Association, an industry trade Among the other toys that made this
group, dismissed the list as “needlessly year’s list is Nerf’s “Zombie Strike” cross-
frightening” to parents because all toys sold bow, which the organization says poses the
in the U.S. meet “rigorous” safety standards. risk of eye and face injuries because it uses
It also criticized the organization for not a pressurized, pull back lever to shoot soft
testing the toys it focuses on. projectiles.
National toy safety standards are “inade- Razor’s “Heel Wheels” are strapped
quate,” as can been seen by the high num- onto children’s shoes to turn them into im-
ber of recalls each year, WATCH President provised roller skates but pose a burn risk
Joan Siff said. because they include “real sparking action.”
The nonprofit says there have been at And “Slackline” is a tightrope-like device
least 15 recalls representing nearly 2 million by Brand 44 meant to be anchored between
3 4 5 units of dangerous toys since December. two trees that WATCH says can lead to se-
Siff stressed the toys named each year vere injury and death.

6 7 8

Fidget spinners are among the top of the list of worst toys for the holidays. Other toys
topping the list include a plastic Wonder Woman battle sword and a remote-controlled
Spider-Man drone.
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Holiday shoppers can find plenty of gift options from local artists
By DEVIN EDGAR | dedgar@cdispatch.com start your holiday shopping.
Other Main Street businesses, like 929
For those interested in buying pieces of Coffee Bar and Pop Porium, will host art
local art as gifts this holiday season, the shows similar to the Holiday Bazaar on
Golden Triangle area has multiple options. Dec. 2. Mississippi artists will be set up at
Beverly Norris, Columbus Arts Council both events selling some of their pieces in
programs manager, said the best place to time for the holidays.
begin your local art search will be at the If you are not available to visit the Hol-
December art exhibition gallery, which iday Bazaar at the Mill or either event on
opens the first Thursday of the month, and Dec. 2, local businesses like Sage Coffee
the Gallery 2 Gift Shop at the CAC. The gift and Books in the Cotton District have a va-
shop features handmade jewelry, fine crafts riety of work from local artists available for
and collectibles from more than 30 local purchase every day.
and regional artists. According to Bateman, pottery gifts are
If you are searching for gifts in the low- one of the cheapest options for people in-
er-price range, Norris recommends pottery, terested in purchasing an original piece of
handmade candles or things like original art. However, he said, purchasing tickets to
postcards and holiday cards. Handmade an arts experience, rather than purchasing a
jewelry also falls in the lower to mid-range painting or piece of pottery, are also good
prices. gift ideas. Tickets to local theatre produc-
“I think a lot of people forget about things tions or the Mississippi Symphony Orches-
like post cards and holiday cards,” Norris tra are good purchases for the hard-to-buy-
said. “But you can always get an original for family member or friend.
print at a lower price.” Although original paintings are often in Deanna Robinson/Dispatch Staff
In Starkville, The Greater Starkville De- the higher price range, Bateman still recom- Rocio Vasquez Meza looks at hand-made jewelry in the shop at the Rosenzweig Arts
velopment Partnership hosts events like the mends starting local if you are interested in Center in Columbus.
annual Holiday Bazaar, which is on Nov. purchasing an original painting or print.
29 and 30 at the Mill at MSU and features “Many people go to places and spend
handcrafted items from more than 75 ven- $300 on an unoriginal or mass-produced
dor booths. painting,” Bateman said. “But, instead, you
Starkville Area Arts Council Director can spend the same amount of money and
John Bateman recommends the Holiday Ba- purchase an original piece of art, while also
zaar as the best place in the area to jump- supporting a local artist or student.”

Pottery gifts are inexpensive option when purchasing an original art piece.
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n ly 3 2
O ays
g d
pp i n
sho ristmas
i l C h
‘t

Holiday Shopping Guide
MSU sophomores, left, Mary Dudley Pillow from
Greenwood and Abigail Frey from Hollandale
enjoy a day of shopping in Downtown Starkville.
November 23, 2017