If you’re planning on driving through Guthrie, which has a population of 160, you had better pack a lunch. That’s because there isn’t a single place in the tiny town about one hundred miles east of Lubbock—or in all of King County, for that matter—where you can buy prepared food. No restaurants, no cafes, not even a Dairy Queen. The one exception is on the nights when the Guthrie Jaguars six-man football team plays at home, at Jack Huey Field. That’s when area ranches, including the 6666, the Pitchfork, the Masterson, and the Tongue River, donate beef and the junior class of the Guthrie School mans the concession stand (the boys in the lineup take their shift during halftime). Locals say the burgers taste so fresh because the beef was walking around not long before kickoff. All that work supports a good cause: the proceeds go toward a senior graduation trip to Hawaii the following school year.
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