The first known reference on our planet to a man named Jethro was in the OLD TESTAMENT. It seems the biblical Jethro married one of the daughters of Moses and spent the rest of his days being a good son in law, procreating, and then helping Moses lead the Jews to the “Promised Land”. The parting of the Red Sea was one of the highlights of his time on earth. There are 9 different references to the good works of Jethro in the OLD TESTAMENT, proving once again that it’s not what you know, but who you know and that you always want to stay on the good side of the people who buy their ink by the barrel. Yes, stay tuned to The Des Moines Register and look for more front page stories about Jethro’s BBQ. It appears there will be much more to come in 2017 and beyond . Who knew?