Building to be named in honor of Terry Turner

By QCS Staff

The Quay County Commission agreed Monday to name the building at 216 E. Center St. in honor of the late Terry Turner.

Turner, 60, who served as Quay County manager, died Aug. 30, 2006, while at work at the courthouse.

“This is a nice tribute to Terry because he was so dedicated to youth,” said Commissioner Robert Lopez.

Because of Turner’s involvement and support of youth programs, it is appropriate to name a building that will serve many of Quay County’s young people after him, said Franklin McCasland, chairman of the commission.

The Center Street building is the former Mesalands Success Center and was recently purchased by the county to house the Quay County Extension Service.

The dedication of the building in honor of Turner is scheduled for 10 a.m. Aug. 11.

In other business before the commission:
l Approved an application for a $200,000 loan to the state to improve security measures at the Quay County Detection Center. The center has on hand an $80,000 grant that it received to make improvements. The QCDC plans to make the improvements all at one time for adult and juvenile detention quarters.

l Heard a presentation on the Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital from administrator Hoyt Skabelund.

l Discussed the cost of road construction and improvements using caliche versus chip seal, which because it is oil-based is become more costly. The commission suggested that more roads be constructed of the native product, caliche which is found in the area.