Adair County News, August 11, 1909

The other day Mrs. Grider, an aunt of Mr. W. C. Grider, this place, heard her reel going and went to see the cause. A large snake had crawled on the wheel, starting it. The snake could not get off and the neighbors were called in and for several hours watched the very remarkable sight, the snake keeping the wheel going for nearly half a day.

The Adair County News, August 22, 1900

Mr. R. C. Eubank, this city, will be sixty-eight years old next month. He is living in the house in which he was born. He has never lived anywhere else, and has no intention of ever leaving the location of his birth. His family room was the one in which he first saw the light of day, his special apartment since his marriage, about forty-five years ago. This room was plastered in the days of honesty, ninety-odd years ago, and at this time remains in perfect order, not a piece having fallen off, and looks as though it had not been on the ceiling but a few years.

In olden times there was a deer lick near his spring, and it was given out by the first settlers of this country and the information retained by succeeding generations, that many deer were killed at this place, and the spring was a camping point for Indians and the first hunters of this country. The stone spring-house was built after the country was settled, more than one hundred years ago. It is now in a perfect state of preservation. The spring is a bold stream and Mr. Eubank says it will furnish water for a hundred more years if the water does not run away. He is not expecting to be here when it runs dry, but as long as he lives he will keep up his adopted custom of visiting it every morning, and lifting a goblet passing it to a friend, saying:

"This is sparkling water, the beverage prepared by God himself to nourish and to invigorate his creatures and to beautify their footstool; and thus you see its countless drops unite and blend in one, so we may as one unruffled stream blot out the stains of black intemperance."

There is not a more jovial man in Adair county than Mr. Eubank and his friends are numerous.

[Mr. Robert C. "R. C." Eubank was born on September 17, 1832 to Joseph & Nancy Eubank; married Miss Mary Ann Dudley in March, 1854; and departed this vale of sorrows on July 19, 1904 in the house where first he drew a breath  His remains were interred in the Columbia City Cemetery, there to repose in sleep eternal.]