Naming rights auction nets $5,225

An Owensville Friends of the Library auction for naming rights to eight areas of the new facility raised $5,225 on Thursday for special purchases. Paul Schmanke (above) jokes with LSC Communications’ Jackie Barndollar (far left) as they bid each other up.  Winning bidders for the spaces included the Gasconade County Master Gardeners, the Owensville Lions Club, LSC Communications, Shelby Uffmann, Schmanke Law Offices (two rooms), First State Community Bank, and Tri-County Veterinary Services. Charles Gross (left) of Gross Auction and his brother, Joey (above far right), called the sale during the Friends of the Library event which included local wines and snacks.