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By Lou Marzeles

House of Hope seeks to lend a hand


Lou Marzeles

PARTNERS IN HOPE: Linn Smith, left, and Deanna Luth want their House of Hope to help lift spirits in Goldendale.

Great community efforts don't die. They just come back in another life.

Peggy Woodard, owner of the now-defunct Haven and Adonai's Christian Bookstore, is out of the non-profit business. But the business lives on in a fresh incarnation brought about by Deanna Luth and Linn Smith, who took Woodward's 501c3 structure and renamed it the House of Peace.

"Peggy gave us her 501c3 on June 8, and we have been working the last couple of months on getting officers installed and the board of directors and that sort of thing," Luth says.

Bookstore too?

"No, I wish," Smith laments. The cost of the bookstore remains out of reach for the time being. In the meantime the House of Peace is without an actua...

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