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Improvements Underway at Clark Fork High School

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    The first day of summer and the city of Clark Fork was filled with workers laboring on a variety of improvement projects from weeding to garbage pick-up to rock  installation. Yeah, that's right. Rock installation.
    At Clark Fork High School, the second in a series of school improvement projects got underway with the installation of a large, sandstone slab in the corner of the school facing the highway. Paul Trunnell, along with his son, Anthony, provided three such slabs- two grace each entrance to town and are etched with the words "Welcome to Clark Fork" while the third was donated in support of local school improvement efforts at the high school.
    The school's rock is etched with an outline of the state of Idaho, the words "Clark Fork" and a star marking the location, and the crouching figure of a Wampus cat, part of the local wildlife for many decades.
    The school project was helped along by members of local Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints (Mormon) volunteers, who helped pour cement and get the slab upright. Local accountant Terry Stevens; his son Jason, home visiting from college; and Clark Fork's varsity football coach Frank Hammersley poured the cement slab supporting the stone, installed the block base, which will be decorated later, and were the general overseers of the project.
    This particular school improvement project was the result of support from local residents and businesses. The Vogel family donated the river rock that forms the base for future landscaping of the corner and the Clark Fork Booster Club, along with Ruen Drilling,  paid for the block and cement. Other supporters were James Vogel, Hays Chevron and River Valley Farm and Garden. The Lake Pend Oreille School District agreed to move the chain link fence to pass behind the rock.
    Further improvement projects at the school are planned. Look for future information on how you can become involved in this grassroots revitalization program. 

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