WYNES CELEBRATES 100TH BIRTHDAY – James C. Wynes, formerly of El Dorado Springs, celebrated his 100th birthday on Dec. 7, 2013, in Lawrence, KS, where he now resides. Many family members and friends were in attendance including six of his eight grandchildren, one of his 12 great-grandchildren and two of his eight great-great-grandchildren. Dick and Carolyn Wynes and their granddaughter came the longest distance from Laramie, WY, and Denver, CO. Several family members had to cancel their attendance due to weather conditions.
Mr. Wynes received a birthday greeting from President Barack Obama and wife, Michelle, as well as a certificate of accomplishments presented to him personally by a representative of the Railroad Retirement Board and a letter of congratulations from Union Pacific Railroad.
Mr. Wynes moved to Lawrence, KS, in 2011 to be near two of his children, Larry Wynes and Lois Mead.