Tucumcari ‘icon’ dies at 91

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico Former Tucumcari Mayor Mary Mayfield called her “an icon.” Others knew her as “Mrs. Tucumcari.” Margaret “Bettie” Ditto, a Tucumcari leader and city promoter for six decades, died on Saturday at age 91. The cause of death was not immediately known, but friends said her health had been failing [...]

God looked out for Bettie Miller

Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer A former school librarian has self-published a book of memories and poetry that captures the area’s history through her life story, from her days climbing trees and learning to drive, to a painful divorce and crippling stroke. At age 79, Bettie Gerber Miller – once considered the “poetry laureate” at [...]

Millers both nominated for award

By Tony Parra W.F. and Bettie Miller have been a staple in the community and they have been chosen as Pioneer of the Year award candidates. The award will be given at 5 p.m. tonight at the Memorial Building to headline the start of Heritage Days. Bettie said combined, the two have lived in Portales [...]