GRANBY — For more than 10 years, Earl Reynolds has been with Community Bank & Trust (CBT). On Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, a reception was held in his honor at the Granby branch on his retirement.

GRANBY — For more than 10 years, Earl Reynolds has been with Community Bank & Trust (CBT). On Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, a reception was held in his honor at the Granby branch on his retirement.
"I am going to start a new chapter in my life, I'm looking forward to it," said Reynolds.
Reynolds began at CBT as an underwriter.
"That (underwriting) dealt with taxes and tax reports and stuff like that," he said. "I like dealing with that kind of paperwork. So that is what got me started."
From there, he went into a branch manager at CBT Neosho Boulevard location and then moved to branch manager of the Granby location for 10 of his 12 years of employment with the bank.
"(As branch manager), I would take care of a branch and oversee it and the operation of it," he said. "It has been very rewarding."
As far as what he is going to do in his retirement, Reynolds said he has a couple of interests - along with some honey-do jobs.
"(One interest) is going to be gardening - I have an 80-tree peach orchid that I am going to cultivate, I have a farm that I want work and I am going to fish," he added. "I like crappie fishing, I usually go to Grand Lake, I have a key to a cabin down there."
Along with working, Reynolds has been actively involved in some civic organizations including Neosho Rotary Club.
"My thing with Neosho Rotary is I oversee the dictionary program for the third graders of Newton County and we give out 700 to 800 dictionaries a year to them," he said. "And this year, they (Rotary) honored me with that honor (of the dictionaries being dedicated in my honor, which my name was in the books). I am proud of that."
Reynolds also started a First Tuesday Coffee in Granby and he also is on the SB40 Board of Newton County.
"The SB40 Board, which is the developmental disabled board, that has been a blessing to work with those people in the Crowder Industries, I am going to continue with that," he said.
Reynolds and his wife, Kathy, have been married for 45 years.
"I have some honey-do jobs, that is the way that I understood," he said. "I think I have probably 15 years left (of honey-do jobs).
Reynolds said they will also do some traveling, but mostly they are homebody people.
The Granby branch lobby was filled with customers and employees to wish Reynolds a happy retirement.
"It is wonderful, it is wonderful to have them here," he said.