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Sheriff honored as Distinguished Citizen
Chamber banquet recognizes top community leaders
Sheriff Jackie Matheny, left, says a few words after being surprised by David Britton with the Chamber's Distinguished Citizen Award.
The achievements of community leaders were pulled from the shadows and into the spotlight Monday night during the Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting at McMinnville Civic Center.Four people were honored with Chamber awards, including Sheriff Jackie Matheny who was bestowed the Distinguished Citizen Award. The recognition came as a shock to Matheny, who was made to believe he was attending the banquet to present an award to a close friend. “He has that cane so that probably gives him about a 10-foot reach,” said David Britton in surprising Matheny with the Distinguished Citizen Award.