Wreaths Across America visits Ortona Cemetery

ORTONA — Thanks and congratulations to American Legion Post 299 of Moore Haven and the AMVETS Post 9528 of Buckhead Ridge for spearheading the Wreaths Across America movement. This memorable ceremony held in the Ortona Cemetery brought tears and sad memories to the dozens of families that lost relatives and friends in battles gallantly fought […]

Glades County recognizes veterans

Glades County held a Veteran’s Day service at Ortona Cemetery. Jaime Hingson sang songs, invocation and benediction was led by Pastor Charlie Watts, Glades County Sheriff Dave Hardin’s Color Guard led the opening ceremonies, and K.S. Butch Jones was guest speaker. Many others were in attendance as well including Auxiliary Unit 299 who presented Quilts […]

Moore Haven Legion post hosting Ortona ceremony

The Moore Haven American Legion Post 299 will sponsor the Memorial Day service on Monday, May 28, at the Pavilion in the Ortona Cemetery, beginning at 11 a.m. The program includes prayers, a color guard presentation, music by several singers, the giving of a Quilt of Valor to a veteran, and a speaker to be […]

Support your local volunteer firefighters

Glades County is in the midst of dry season with a lot of vegetative ”fuel” left over from Irma. The Ortona Volunteer Fire Dept – along with Ortona Community Association and Glades County Public Safety – is sponsoring a meeting on Monday, Feb. 26 at 7-8 p.m. at the Ortona Community Center, 2086 Ortona Locks […]

Cane Grinding Festival set for Feb. 3 in Ortona

ORTONA — The Ortona Volunteer Fire Department invites the public to the 39th annual Cane Grinding Festival on Saturday, Feb. 3 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Larry Luckey Ortona Indian Mound Park located at the entrance west of the Ortona Cemetery on State Road 78 West. The festivities includes arts and crafts, […]

New Year’s Eve fire destroys home

  ORTONA — The LaBelle and Moore Haven Fire Departments responded to a structure fire of a mobile home located in River Oaks Subdivision in Ortona on New Year’s Eve night, Dec. 31 at approximately 10:30 p.m. Deputies from the Glades County Sheriff’s Office were at the scene of the fire. The home appeared to […]