MARTIN COUNTY - For long-time Soreheads, the size and format of this week’s edition will seem familiar.
The Martin County Messenger has returned to its original paper size, called a “broadsheet.” The paper previously transitioned to a smaller presentation, called a tabloid, when the press manager in Lamesa made the decision to go with the smaller paper rolls.
But like companies across the globe, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the press in Lamesa to halt printing due to all pressmen being placed in quarantine.
At least for this week, the Messenger will be printed in Monahas which still uses broadsheets.
The extra blank space in the margins is not the new norm and everything should return to normal in a couple editions.