Latest White County, Arkansas Stories

2011-01-03 06:45:00

More than a thousand blackbirds rained down to the ground in the small town of Beebe, Arkansas New Year's Eve, perplexing wildlife officials as to how the birds ended up dying. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said in a Facebook posting Sunday that the birds, which alarmed residents in the small town as they mysteriously piled up on homes and lawns, would be tested to find what caused their deaths. Authorities said they had no immediate answer as to why the birds fell from the sky, and...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.