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The Lindsay News
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A legacy since 1902


Heidelberg WindmillJust as the town of Lindsay was coming into being in 1902, Andrew Allen Veach arrived here with a wagon load of printing equipment and started “The Lindsay News” which has been going strong ever since. The first issue came off the press early in October 1902. The original building was located on Murray Street, Lindsay’s first Main Street, which is on Southwest Second. It faced the west and was in the vicinity of present-day Lacy’s Flowers, 303 S.E. 2nd. Mr Veach sold the business a year later to F.C. Trillingham and Mr. Cook. Later, this partnership was abolished and Mr. Trillingham continued to publish the news until July 1905 when he sold it to J.L. Avey. Mr. Avey, from Arkola, Illinois, was joined in 1924 by his son P.K. (Paul). Both men Meredon Cable were very interested in anything that was for the betterment of Lindsay and the community. J.L. was a member of the Commercial Club, which became the Chamber of Commerce, having joined the day following his arrival. Paul was a charter member of the Lindsay Rotary Club. J.L. died in 1938, and Paul sold the newspaper in 1940 to Willis Allen. Hershel and Grace Smith purchased the paper in 1944 and continued upgrading the business with more modern equipment. Along with the newspaper the business also included commercial printing, supplying the printing needs of the town businesses.
Meredon Cable went to work for the Smiths in 1955 and worked approximately 20 years, during which time the newspaper production was changed from the old hot type and handset method to offset printing. The old hand fed Miehle press which printed from lead and handset type was exchanged for an automatic feeding press which printed from aluminum plates. The Lindsay News was one of the first in the State to change to the new method of printing and won sweepstakes trophies several years in a row at the Oklahoma State Fair.
Meredon and Lauvern Cable
Meredon and Lauvern Cable

In 1975 following 35 years of publishing the paper, the Smiths sold the Lindsay News to The Lindsay Publishing Co., Inc., a company based in Altus Oklahoma. The company sold the commercial printing business to Meredon and Lauvern Cable who, with the help of their son Darrell operated it as Cable Printing Company, a commercial printing business until 1983, when they purchased The Lindsay News. The Cables began upgrading again, replacing old typesetting equipment with computers, then later adding an electronic camera, ending the era of developing fluid and using Polaroid cameras.

Speedmaster LogoCable Printing Company, with Darrell Cable as owner, has grown to one of the most complete commercial printing plants in the State. The company now prints for more than 75 smaller print shops throughout Oklahoma and has the expertise and equipment to do layout, design and typesetting for full color jobs in both its sheet fed and web fed departments and has a complete bindery department. It prints several weekly and monthly publications and is known throughout the state for its sports related printing, including the high school state play-off programs in all the major sports as well as many of the Oklahoma high school football programs each fall. It also prints “Oklahoma Coach”, a quarterly Heidelberg Speedmaster magazine for the Oklahoma Coaches Association. The company also prints Pigskin Magazine, a sports  preview magazine each year and prints for Structural Movers Association. Printing from the plant is shipped, quarterly, throughout the United States and several times a year to destinations in other countries of the world. Darrell continues the family tradition selling printing throughout the state of Oklahoma and the nation. Darrell’s wife Gina is editor of The Lindsay News. She is familiar with all aspects of the newspaper business, her dad is the owner of three newspapers himself.
Gina and Darrell CableThe Lindsay News is now digitally designed on MacIntosh computers. The Lindsay News continues to serve the community with the news and advertising, Matchbook Memories by Dr. Jerry Nye and Down The Wallville Road by Al Hunt, as well as club news and school news from Lindsay and surrounding communities.
With the addition of a 40” 4 color Heidelberg Speedmaster sheet fed press, we are able to provide the finest in printing to customers throughout Oklahoma and the nation. These presses backed up by a state of the art computerized pre-press department, and a fully outfitted bindery department, places Cable Printing Company as a premier Printing and Publishing Company for the State Of Oklahoma.Darrell and Gina

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