Date set for highway dedication

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A date has been set for the naming of a local highway in honor of the late Barry County Deputy Christopher Lee Castetter who was killed in the line of duty on Nov. 27, 1996.

A memorial highway-naming ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at the Cassville Fire Protection building located at the intersection of Highways 112 and AA south of Cassville.

The site of the ceremony is not far from where Castetter was shot while responding to a suspicious vehicle call 12 years ago. A Purdy man, Cecil Clayton, was later convicted of Castetter's murder and is currently awaiting execution on Missouri's death row.

The ceremony on Nov. 25 is being hosted by Rep. David Sater, who sponsored the legislation to have a portion of Highway 112 named the Christopher Lee Castetter Memorial Highway. The Missouri Department of Transportation is also helping plan the event.

Christine Speno, Cas-tetter's widow who now lives in Florida, is planning to attend the ceremony with members of her family

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