This week’s Thursday Luncheon speaker is another local business owner, Jack Kirkland of Carolina Ski Boats, being brought to us by Will Higginson.
Next week Monday is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. A parade is scheduled like last year. But, it is to proceed in opposite direction (reverse) of last year’s parade. Other events are planned also throughout the community.
Next week’s Thursday speaker will be Jim Hull of American Egg Company in Pierce County. Also, Robbie Winn will present the January 2017 Youth of the Month Winner.
Invite a guest to Sharon Deal’s excellent luncheon and our friendly fellowship and informative speaker brought to us by our monthly program chairman. This month’s chairman is Will Higginson who says he is bringing new speakers for us.
EXCHANGE CLUB NEWS
One of our members, Jerry Pope, has been elected to a Ware County Commission post. Jerry, was a Commission member previously for two terms, during the years 1993-1996 and 1997-2000. Congratulations Jerry on your election!
President Michael Ray reminded members that statements of delinquent dues are being sent out. So, it’s time to get yours in if you are late.
He also reminded members that South Georgia State Col- lege Girls basketball team is 13-0 this year and heading for state championship if they get community support and keep winning. Look up the team’s game schedule on the internet and attend with a friend if you can.
The results of our club’s Salvation Army Bell Ringing on De- cember 23rd should be coming soon. Hopefully we will take rst place again competing against other community service organizations in competition.
JERRY J’S – JERRY WEATHERSBY
Our last meeting’s luncheon speaker, brought to us by Will Higginson, was Jerry Weathersby, owner of Hog-N-Bones restaurants. Weathersby said he started restaurant business
in Dublin, GA, 47 years ago as a regular service employee. He was offered a manager’s spot when he came here with Burger Chef. He was twenty years old. The business closed later he said primarily due to a drug bust on the property. He was single and “living it up” at the time. As a devout praying Christian he was praying for God to send him a Christian young lady. Well, a Christian young lady also was praying for God to send her a Christian young man. He was invited to a “tupperware” party and met a girl friend. Ninety days later they were married! God had sent them what they wanted!
He and his wife prayed that he would find a restaurant to buy although but he had little money. The owner of the Burger Chef was Raymond Lester who he approached to buy the restaurant. He and his wife prayed to buy it and Lester agreed if he would pay $100 a week for all food equipment and store material for a period of years provided it was a country cook- ing business. The store was renamed Hog-N-Bones. He said he is opening his 9th business in Jesup at this time! He is now
selling business franchises.
Weathersby was asked why he closed his business on Sunday, He replied that God had giveth him his business. So, he closes on Sunday to give it back to God. His three sons are in the business, too.
Eight years ago, a Christian Crusade was held here and 6,500 people attended supported by several churches. Two hundred came forward to accept Christ and give their lives to Him including the owner of Ruby Tuesday’s. Weathersby said he was not a “follower” and did not share Christ at that time. He made a decision, then, that he wanted to be a Christian following Christ. He didn’t want to sit “on the bench” but to get “in the game.” He said God opens doors (as in his life) and God saves sinners (all have sinned). He said he led a young boy in his office, to be saved, last week. Weathersby quoted several verses in the Bible which God promises to save, give us abundant life and to do more for us. He, finally led a prayer of blessing on all Exchange Club members.
Thursday, January 12, 2017 Vol. 32, No. 1
Quite a program, Will, that will, at least, bene t me. Thanks for bringing the program.