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Posted - 09/10/2008 :  10:14:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote Report Abuse

WOW! My first posting on The Voice and let me just say for the record, it's dark and scary in here.

As you may have heard by now, the Red Onion is hosting a fundraiser for Kenny Ellis of the Monroe Fire Department on Monday, September 15, 2008. The guest bartender (me) will be slingin' stuff in the general direction of those who ask for it, and trying not to get any on me.

I have been asked a number of questions about Kenny over the last several months (particularly regarding his condition) so, here goes. Kenny began his role in the fire service in 1983 at the City of Fairfield Fire Department, was promoted to Lieutenant in 1986 and Captain in charge of training in 1990. In 1993, he entered a medical equipment company providing items through sales and distribution. In 1995, greatly missing the fire service, he was hired by Liberty Township Fire Department and, was hired as a career Firefighter in Monroe in 2000. Over these many years Kenny has functioned in a number of areas in the fire service such as Fire Instructor, EMS Instructor, Fire Inspector, Arson Investigator and CPR Instructor. Kenny married his current wife Jodi in 1995 and they collectively have 6 children and 1 step-son....Tami 34, Scott 31, Kenny Jr. 27, Step-son Mike 20, Sarah 17, Tiffany 12 and Tyler 10. If free-time presented itself, racquetball and bowling are the hobbies of choice.

The most memorable call occurred at Fairfield when he came upon an auto accident with a victim trapped and on fire. With all the training, expertise and knowledge of an experienced firefighter, Kenny alone in his staff car with only a fire extinguisher worked at a pace only firefighters can know, only to lose the battle. That incident supports our knowledge that sometimes we will be victorious in our endeavors, and other times we will lose. Over the last several months, Monroe Firefighters have stepped-up to cover Kenny's shifts, keeping a paycheck coming in to him while he has undergone varying levels of treatment. I guess this behavior is not unusual, Firefighters after all are here to help people but, covering 24 hour shifts on their own time, that's what families do. Kenny has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer of the brain that is described by his Physician as, "Cancer of a particularly aggressive nature". He has sought treatment at the Mayo and Mayfield Clinics as of late with the hopes of any level of good news. This is just a great guy and the really sad thing is....most of those reading this will never have the opportunity to meet him personally.

So.... enter Mark Bursley owner, Red Onion. Mark offered a guest bartender gig to me (although I'm not sure why) and offered for the proceeds to go to whatever Sports Mom and I desired... enter Kenny Ellis. If you ever wondered what motivates a guy like Mark, look no further, he is the genuine article. And what better place to have it than the Red Onion, originally opened by a Firefighter.

So... if you ever wanted to help someone out that has spent their life helping others, Monday is your chance.

I will be there at 5:00 to start my gig as guest bartender and I hope that many of our fine residents will join me.

The boxed "carry out" or "drive thru" dinner will consist of:

Delicious Smoked Pulled Pork
Tasty Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
Yummy Roasted Corn on the Cob

Carryout Dinners will be $15.00 each (Mark is donating $10.00 each dinner directly to the Fund for Kenny Ellis)

INSIDE "Specials"
Caribbean Crab Cakes w/Mango Citrus Salsa
Jack Daniels Whiskey Steak
Rum Runner Shrimp

This event will be taking place from 5:00 - 9:00.


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Posted - 09/10/2008 :  10:17:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit Eagle's Homepage  Reply with Quote Report Abuse

I have been waiting for this to bust! I have known and just been waiting! Welcome SD! See you Monday evening! KUDOS!


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Posted - 09/10/2008 :  10:34:16 PM  Show Profile  Send Bob Kelley an AOL message  Send Bob Kelley a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote Report Abuse

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Posted - 09/10/2008 :  10:38:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit John Beagle's Homepage  Reply with Quote Report Abuse

Welcome Sportsdad!

Coors Light for me please.

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Posted - 09/10/2008 :  10:42:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote Report Abuse

Kenny put in our car seat for our first child. I also had the opportunity to know him a little from the workout lab at Monroe High School. A great guy! I am excited to go and support his family!
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Posted - 09/10/2008 :  10:50:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote Report Abuse

We will be there!!

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Posted - 09/10/2008 :  10:55:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote Report Abuse

How late will you be there (husband teaches Monday nights)? Hope to make it!
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Posted - 09/10/2008 :  11:02:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote Report Abuse

I am telling EVERYBODY I know...we'll be there!!!

My dad used to say, 'You wouldn't worry so much about what people thought about you if you knew how seldom they did.
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Posted - 09/10/2008 :  11:31:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote Report Abuse

I should be able to make an appearance.

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Posted - 09/11/2008 :  08:32:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote Report Abuse

I'll be there.
SD, you do know how to make a JaegerBomb right?

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Posted - 09/11/2008 :  08:55:13 AM  Show Profile  Visit summerlover's Homepage  Reply with Quote Report Abuse

Looks like this will be standing room only. Hope to see you all there!

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Posted - 09/11/2008 :  09:13:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote Report Abuse

How late is this going to last?
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Posted - 09/11/2008 :  09:28:24 AM  Show Profile  Visit Sports Mom's Homepage  Reply with Quote Report Abuse

You are officially no longer a lurker!

Welcome to the madness baby!

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WHAT - No meatloaf?????????? Damn...

Oh well, those potatoes are worth $15 alone.
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Posted - 09/11/2008 :  12:04:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit Sports Mom's Homepage  Reply with Quote Report Abuse

No meatloaf...lol

But they will be running a different special INSIDE. As soon as I get the details, I'll post those too!

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[br]WHAT - No meatloaf?????????? Damn...

Oh well, those potatoes are worth $15 alone.


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Posted - 09/11/2008 :  2:48:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote Report Abuse

Welcome Mr. C.
Trust me it's not scarey here, besides SM has your back
What you guys have done and continue to do for your fellow fireman and friend is awesome!
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Posted - 09/11/2008 :  3:09:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit Sports Mom's Homepage  Reply with Quote Report Abuse

I think that may be what he's afraid of!

I kinda like the name Mr. Sports Mom better... LOL!

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Posted - 09/11/2008 :  3:22:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote Report Abuse

Big welcome Sports Dad - after all these years of "lurking", you have come out with a post!!! Good luck with your fundraiser!!! On as side note, I told Sports Mom to put some cash toward your walk on Saturday cause you are my favorite guy!!! If you can't figure out who I am, you trash my office on a regular basis with your wife.

xoxox

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Posted - 09/11/2008 :  3:33:23 PM  Show Profile  Visit summerlover's Homepage  Reply with Quote Report Abuse

Trashing another womans office, are ya??

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[br]Big welcome Sports Dad - after all these years of "lurking", you have come out with a post!!! Good luck with your fundraiser!!! On as side note, I told Sports Mom to put some cash toward your walk on Saturday cause you are my favorite guy!!! If you can't figure out who I am, you trash my office on a regular basis with your wife.

xoxox




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Posted - 09/11/2008 :  3:38:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote Report Abuse

quote:
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If you can't figure out who I am, you trash my office on a regular basis with your wife.

xoxox


Here's the obvious 1st guess.
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Posted - 09/11/2008 :  3:40:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit Sports Mom's Homepage  Reply with Quote Report Abuse

HEY!!! What happens at Baker, stays at Baker!

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[br]Trashing another womans office, are ya??



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I figure if they do it together, then it is a GOOD thing... but he has been known to leave me little "notes", we'll call them "love notes"... well, I'll call them "love notes..."
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Posted - 09/11/2008 :  4:03:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit Sports Mom's Homepage  Reply with Quote Report Abuse

You can't blame me for HIS antics!!

Yep, those are love notes alright! He just doesn't know yet not to write them with me standing right there! LOL!

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[br]I figure if they do it together, then it is a GOOD thing... but he has been known to leave me little "notes", we'll call them "love notes"... well, I'll call them "love notes..."


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Posted - 09/11/2008 :  4:15:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote Report Abuse

OK, tell the truth, YOU write them for him, right?
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Nope... That's ALL him!!!

He may ask me how to spell something (he's not good with dirty words, but he writes it) LOL!

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[br]OK, tell the truth, YOU write them for him, right?


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Posted - 09/11/2008 :  4:24:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote Report Abuse

What a wonderful thing you are doing. 2015hornets and myself will definitely be there to help support this cause and will be honored to do so!
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Posted - 09/11/2008 :  4:26:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit summerlover's Homepage  Reply with Quote Report Abuse

Threadjackers!


quote:
[i]Originally posted by Sports Mom[/i]
[br]You can't blame me for HIS antics!!!

Yep, those are love notes alright! He just doesn't know yet not to write them with me standing right there! LOL!

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[i]Originally posted by footballmom[/i]
[br]I figure if they do it together, then it is a GOOD thing... but he has been known to leave me little "notes", we'll call them "love notes"... well, I'll call them "love notes..."




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Posted - 09/11/2008 :  4:28:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote Report Abuse

Jealous much? (where are those damn smiley faces?)
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Posted - 09/11/2008 :  4:35:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit Sports Mom's Homepage  Reply with Quote Report Abuse

Menus have been added to Sports Dad's original post...

Girls, girls... Keep fighting so I look like the GOOD one!

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Posted - 09/11/2008 :  4:47:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote Report Abuse

OK, now it is on, Summerlover - I have "smiley faces"! I am armed and dangerous!

Did you figure out who I am???
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Posted - 09/11/2008 :  5:01:51 PM  Show Profile  Visit summerlover's Homepage  Reply with Quote Report Abuse

Yes-I know who you are!
I'd leave you love notes too if I knew where your desk was, but don't worry-next time I'm over there I'll go all postal...I mean postit on ya!


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[br]OK, now it is on, Summerlover - I have "smiley faces"! I am armed and dangerous!

Did you figure out who I am???


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Posted - 09/11/2008 :  5:04:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote Report Abuse

I guess i'll have to pass - with no meatloaf - NOT !!!

I guess my reserved seat is out of the question with all these responses !!!


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Promises, promises... I can't wait for my first note from you... I am glad you figured out who I was... Sports Dad knows where my desk is, he will show you the way!
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Posted - 09/12/2008 :  01:23:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote Report Abuse

can't help but chuckle at this one, SD

Tummy Roasted Corn on the Cob....sounds YUMMY

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Posted - 09/12/2008 :  07:56:39 AM  Show Profile  Visit Sports Mom's Homepage  Reply with Quote Report Abuse

Oooops, sorry Red that was my fault. I went in and added the menu under his post.

Sports Dad pointed it out to me late last night and I forgot about it... All fixed!

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[br]can't help but chuckle at this one, SD

Tummy Roasted Corn on the Cob....sounds YUMMY


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Good food for a good cause- who could pass on this?

Nature is ever at work building and pulling down, creating and destroying, keeping everything whirling and flowing, allowing no rest but in rhythmical motion, chasing everything in endless song out of one beautiful form into another. -John Muir, Naturalist and explorer (1838-1914)
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Posted - 09/12/2008 :  1:13:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit Sports Mom's Homepage  Reply with Quote Report Abuse

Try to catch the 5:00 Channel 5 news tonight to see Red Onion's very own Mark Bursley


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Posted - 09/12/2008 :  1:16:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit summerlover's Homepage  Reply with Quote Report Abuse

Apparently people that don't like fundraisers.



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[br]Good food for a good cause- who could pass on this?



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[br]Just have a fundraiser.That seems the way to do it around here.


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What? Say it isn't so? People that DON'T like fundraisers?

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What's better than a fundraiser? Good people, good food, great cause. I hope Mark & Gary are prepared for the community outpouring! (or incoming!!)
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I just talked to Mark and I believe they are ready..

He is and will be watching the weather very carefully the next couple of days though. Keep your fingers crossed for good weather!

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[br]What's better than a fundraiser? Good people, good food, great cause. I hope Mark & Gary are prepared for the community outpouring! (or incoming!!)


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