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Hispanic church receives unwelcome message

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Instead of “bienvenidos,” members of a predominantly Hispanic church in Jonesboro were told to “vamoose.”

Ashley Raudales and her husband are pastors at Restoring the Nation’s Church, 3706 E. Highland.

When she went to the church Tuesday, she told police she found a note that appeared to have been slipped through the mail slot.

According to the incident report filed by Sergeant Lane Holmes with the Jonesboro Police Department, the note referred to “Hispanics” and “Mexicans” and how they “aren’t welcome here in Jonesboro.”

He logged the note into evidence and requested extra patrol for the church.

There are no suspects at this time.

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