M Malagasy A Malayo-Polynesian language spoken on the island of Madagascar : aye-aye , raffia ... Malay A Malayo-Polynesian language spoken in Malaysia , Indonesia , Singapore and Brunei : amok , bamboo , gong , orang-utan ... Malayalam A Dravidian language spoken in South India : atoll , copra , teak ... Mandarin A Sino-Tibetan language spoken in most of China as well as Taiwan , Singapore and parts of Malaysia : Japan , kowtow , kung fu , typhoon ... Maori A Malayo-Polynesian language spoken in New Zealand : haka , kiwi ... Marathi An Indo-European language spoken in Central India : dhow , chit ... Marshallese A Malayo-Polynesian language spoken in the Pacific Marshall Islands : bikini ... Maya A Mayan language spoken in Southern Mexico and Guatemala : cigar , shark ... Miami A language spoken in North America : Illinois ... Micmac An Algonquian language spoken in North America : toboggan ... Minoan The extinct Pre-Hellenic language spoken in Minoan Crete : Taurus ... Mohican An Algonquian language spoken in North America : Connecticut ...
Just prior to World War II , ponchos were significantly improved during testing with the . Army Jungle Experimental Platoon in the jungles of Panama , incorporating new, lighter materials and a drawcord hood that could be closed off to form a rain fly or ground sheet.  Ponchos were widely used by United States armed forces during World War II; even lightly equipped foot-mounted forces such as Merrill's Marauders , forced to discard tentage and all other unnecessary equipment, retained their blanket and poncho.  During the 1950s, new lightweight coated nylon and other synthetic materials were developed for military ponchos. The poncho has remained in service ever since as a standard piece of . military field equipment.  Today, the United States armed forces issue ponchos that may be used as a field expedient shelter. These garments are also used by hunters , campers , and rescue workers.
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Lucile Wiggins Snook, 88, of Livingston were held Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Orval Barger officiating. Mrs. Snook was born Feb. 19, 1926 in Alexandria, La., to Jasper Valentine Wiggins and Eve Estelle (McWright) Wiggins, and died Dec. 2, 2014 in Livingston. She was a member of the VFW Post 8568 Ladies Auxillary. She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Jay V. Snook Jr.; granddaughter, Chelsea Ross; brothers, . Wiggins, Odell Wiggins and Gordon Wayne Wiggins and stepfather, George McNab. She is survived by her devoted husband of 72 years, JV Snook; son and daughter-in-law, Tommy Ray and Donna Snook; daughter-in-law, Patricia Snook; grandson, Kevin Snook; granddaughter and husband, Wendy Ross and Mack; grandson and wife, Tommy Snook Jr. and Monica; grandson and wife, Billy Snook and Laura; great-grandchildren, Cody and Taylor Ross, Allie Botello, Dylan and Ryan Snook, Jenna and William Snook, Logan and wife Amber and Colton Clary; great-great-granddaughter, Elaina Clary; sister-in-law, Nanette Daic; brothers-in-law, George Snook and Gerald Snook and wife Clara; numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Tommy Ray Snook Jr., Billy Lloyd Snook, Kevin Snook, Logan Clary, Colton Clary and Mack Ross. Honorary pallbearers were members of the VFW Post 8568 Ladies Auxiliary. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to .