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Explore the Unique Charm of Springfield MO’s Boutique Hotels

Springfield, Missouri is known for its rich history, natural beauty, and vibrant culture. Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, there’s no shortage of things to do in this city. And when it comes to accommodations, Springfield’s boutique hotels offer a unique charm that you won’t find anywhere else.

What Makes Springfield MO’s Boutique Hotels Unique?

Springfield’s boutique hotels are known for their personalized service and attention to detail. These smaller-scale hotels offer a more intimate experience than larger chain hotels, with unique decor and amenities that reflect the local culture.

One example is Hotel Vandivort, which is housed in a historic building that was once a Masonic temple. The hotel has been renovated to include modern amenities while preserving its original character. Another option is The Q Hotel & Suites, which offers spacious suites with kitchenettes and a complimentary hot breakfast.

Where to Stay in Springfield MO

When it comes to choosing where to stay in Springfield MO, location matters. Many of the city’s boutique hotels are located downtown or near popular attractions like Missouri State University and Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World.

The Hotel Vandivort is located in the heart of downtown Springfield, making it easy to explore the city’s shops, restaurants, and nightlife. Meanwhile, The Dickey House Bed & Breakfast offers a more secluded setting just outside the city center.

Amenities You Can Expect

Boutique hotels in Springfield MO offer a range of amenities that cater to different preferences. Some hotels focus on luxury amenities like spa services and fine dining experiences while others prioritize convenience with free parking and complimentary breakfasts.

At The Q Hotel & Suites, guests can enjoy an indoor pool and fitness center along with the convenience of being just minutes away from popular attractions like Battlefield Mall and Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium. The Walnut Street Inn, on the other hand, offers a more relaxed atmosphere with a garden and outdoor hot tub.

Why Choose Boutique Hotels?

Choosing a boutique hotel in Springfield MO can offer a unique experience that you won’t find at larger chain hotels. These smaller-scale hotels offer personalized service, unique decor and amenities, and a more intimate atmosphere that can make your stay more memorable.

Whether you’re looking for luxury amenities or a relaxed setting surrounded by natural beauty, Springfield’s boutique hotels have something to offer every traveler. So why settle for a cookie-cutter hotel experience when you can explore the unique charm of Springfield MO’s boutique hotels?

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Having a hard time finding a place to do court-ordered community service in Missouri? Here are some non-profit charitable organizations where you may be able to do community service, plus answers to commonly asked questions about community service.

What Is Court-Ordered Community Service?

Court-ordered community service is volunteer work that a judge requires a defendant to do as punishment for committing a crime, or instead of paying a fine or serving jail time.

Unpaid labor is not the same as community service. To qualify as community service, it must be unpaid volunteer work for a legitimate non-profit, charitable organization.

Are You Required To Do Community Service In The Same Town Where You Committed The Crime?

Most judges allow criminal defendants to do their community service hours in the town where they live, even if that is not the city where their criminal case was prosecuted.

For example, if you live in Chicago and get charged with possession of marijuana in Steelville, Missouri, your court case will be prosecuted in Steelville. If the judge requires you to do community service as a condition of probation, you won’t have to return to Steelville to do the hours. You can complete the community service hours in your home town of Chicago or whatever location is convenient for you.

You can also split up the hours among several different charitable organizations, if necessary.

Suggestions For Where You Can Do Court-Ordered Community Service

When a judge orders you to do community service, that means you must do volunteer work (without pay) at a legitimate non-profit charitable organization, such as the following:

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Suggested Locations For Court-Ordered Community Service In St. Louis

In addition to the general list of charitable organizations listed above, here are some specific places in the St. Louis area where you may be able to do court-ordered community service:

  • Open Door Animal Shelter in House Springs, MO
  • LongMeadow Rescue Ranch in Union, Missouri
  • APA (Animal Protective Association)

How To Prove You Completed Court-Ordered Community Service

After you complete your court-ordered community service hours, you must provide proof of completion to the court.

To get proof of completion of community service, ask the charitable organization to give you a letter on their letterhead stating that you completed the hours. Then you must send that letter to the court before your next court date, or you can go to court on your court date and show proof of completion of community service to the judge.

How To Find Out If The Court Will Approve The Organization Where You Did The Community Service

You can ask the court clerk or your probation officer for a list of approved charitable organizations where defendants can do community service.

If they don’t provide you with a list of pre-approved organizations, you will have to call around until you find a place that will allow you to do community service work for them.

Some Non-Profit Organizations Don’t Accept Court-Ordered Community Service

WARNING:  Some non-profit charitable organizations welcome volunteer workers but do not accept court-ordered community service.

For example, the YMCA and the St. Louis Humane Society do not accept court-ordered community service at their St. Louis locations. However, the Humane Society does allow it at their Longmeadow Rescue Ranch in Union, MO.

What Happens If You Fail To Complete All Of The Community Service Hours By The Court Deadline

If you fail to complete your community service hours by the court deadline, you will have to appear in court and explain to the judge why you did not complete the hours. Or you can hire an attorney to appear in court for you.

You can ask the judge to extend the deadline and give you more time to complete the hours. However, the judge does not have to give you an extension and could instead sentence you for your original criminal offense because you are in contempt of the court’s order.

If you are on probation and the community service is a condition of your probation, your failure to complete the community service is a probation violation. The judge could revoke your probation and sentence you for the original criminal offense for which you are on probation.

The Court Can Issue A Warrant For Your Arrest If You Fail To Complete Community Service

If you don’t complete the court-ordered community service hours by the deadline and you don’t appear in court to explain to the judge why you didn’t complete the hours, the court can issue a warrant for your arrest, and any previously negotiated plea bargain deal will be withdrawn.

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Volunteers make it possible for Ozarks Food Harvest to feed more than 50,000 individuals each month. Become a Hunger Hero by donating your time! Whether you volunteer monthly, or commit to a weekly schedule, your gift of time will Transform Hunger into Hope for children, families and seniors in need in the Ozarks.

In a typical three-hour Sort & Pack session at the O’Reilly Center for Hunger Relief in Springfield, you will help provide more than 300 meals. Complete the easy volunteer application on our volunteer management system to become part of The Food Bank’s volunteer community, or if you’re a returning Hunger Hero, simply schedule your upcoming session. We ask that volunteers schedule in advance, arrive on time, and wear closed-toe shoes. For assistance, contact our volunteer engagement team at (417) 865-3411.

We do not work with volunteers who have past or current convictions related to violent crimes, sexual assault/sexual offender, or theft. Court-Ordered Community Service Policy: Applicants must be approved before registering for volunteer sessions. Please designate this, along with the requested details, on your application.

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These Sort & Pack shifts fall within Ozarks Food Harvest’s hours of operation. The projects involve checking food safety guidelines and expiration dates, sorting like items and repacking food for distribution. Individuals ages 12+ and groups are welcome, and orientation is provided. Weekly commitments are also encouraged. Our weekday sessions are:

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  • AFTERNOON SESSIONS:  Monday–Thursday from 1–4 p.m.

Ozarks Food Harvest partners with 270 pantries and feeding sites across 28 counties we serve in southwest Missouri. You can view a current list of hunger-relief partners in your community here . Please call the feeding site directly to learn about volunteer needs.

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Volunteer at Ozarks Food Harvest & partner gardens

For those volunteers who would like to volunteer outside and get their hands dirty, we have multiple opportunities each week to give time in our garden and partner garden. Sessions include harvesting, planting and maintaining beds and high tunnels.

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Up to eight volunteers can sign up for each session. Special gleaning opportunities are emailed to volunteers as they arise (typically April – October) and are usually focused on harvesting crops at partnering farm and garden sites in the Springfield Metro area.

Groups and individuals any age are welcome! Special sessions available for groups upon request. Please contact our volunteer engagement coordinator at (417) 865-3411, ext. 114.

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By volunteering with us, you are going to make an impact and change a life. Here’s how:

  • Ozarks Food Harvest distributes 26 million pounds of food to 270 hunger-relief partners in 28 counties.
  • Nearly 1,600 volunteers donated more than 18,600 hours of time last year.
  • We purchased nearly 4 million pounds of food in 2021 to increase meal distribution and further close the meal gap.
  • 73 semi-trucks of food are distributed to our pantries and feeding sites.

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The Glean Team helps solve this problem, while supporting production of locally grown produce. Gleaning is the term for collecting leftover crops from farmers’ fields after they have been harvested or on fields where it isn’t economically profitable to harvest. Regular volunteer sessions are available in Greene County at two OFH Full Circle Gardens partner locations and as needed by request. These sessions, when available, can be found on the existing volunteer program calendar.

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Plant an Extra Row for the Hungry

Launched in 1995 by the Garden Writers Association, Plant A Row for the Hungry is a people-helping-people program that encourages gardeners to grow a little extra and donate the produce to local food pantries serving the homeless and hungry in their local communities. Will you plant an extra row? If you do, you can donate your harvest to The Food Bank’s distribution center located at 2810 N. Cedarbrook Ave. in Springfield. Ozarks Food Harvest will deliver the produce to food pantries and other hunger-relief organizations across 28 Missouri counties.

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Ask your friends, family or co-workers to join you in volunteering! Ozarks Food Harvest can accommodate for groups up to 25. Volunteer groups could be asked to sort and repack donations, assemble  Weekend Backpack food bags or pack or Senior Food boxes. For safety and planning purposes, The Food Bank requires the exact number of volunteers attending at least one week prior to the scheduled session, and youth groups require one adult for every five youth (ages 12 to 15). For special youth or group sessions, contact our Volunteer Engagement Coordinator at (417) 865-3411.

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As part of a defendant's sentencing, the court may enter an order placing you on probation. The probation office works with defendant's to provide information about court ordered programs or counseling. Your probation may be supervised or unsupervised. Individualized appointments with the Municipal Court probation officer will be scheduled as directed by the Court. All terms of probation will be reviewed with the defendant and it is the defendant's responsibility to maintain contact with the probation office with current address and phone number information. Failure to appear at probation appointments or complete any of the court ordered programs as directed by the probation office can lead to additional hearings or the issuing of a Municipal Court warrant.

Defendants with scheduled appointments must communicate directly with the probation office in regards to scheduling conflicts due to emergencies. Please call 417-864-1895 to speak to the probation office. The probation office does have voice mail and you should leave a message (name, phone number, and what you are requesting) and your call will be returned at their earliest convenience.

Court ordered probation programs require proof of completion to be provided by the defendant. The court is not responsible to contact the service provider of the class to verify your completion. Failure to provide timely completion documentation may result in a show cause hearing to be scheduled by the court to determine why the defendant has violated the conditions of probation and could potentially lead to revocation of the defendants probation and execution of sentence. Failure to appear at a scheduled show cause hearing will result in the issuance of a warrant for the defendants arrest. Probation will be suspended pursuant to section 559.036.5 RSMo. Failure to provide current address or phone number to probation officer does not exempt the defendant from receiving a warrant for failure to appear to any court ordered hearings.

Probation Program Completions can be provided to the Court by fax, mail, email, or in person. If you receive a show cause hearing notice for completion of a court ordered probation program, the defendant can provide the original completion document from the service provider, and upon confirmation of receipt by the court, the show cause hearing can be canceled without requiring the defendant's personal appearance.


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    In order to obtain a court order, an open case must be present in the court or one must be opened, and then a motion filed for the court order that has supporting evidence to show why the order is justified.

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