An aide to U.S. Rep. John Shimkus will be available in Pope County and Massac County Wednesday to assist area constituents with any problems they may be having with federal government agencies.

The staff member will be at the Golconda City Hall, located at 118 N. Monroe St. from 10-11:30 a.m. and at the Metropolis City Hall, located at 106 W. Fifth St., from 1-2:30 p.m.

Constituents who need assistance with a federal issue but are not available at either time period can call the congressman's Harrisburg office at 618-252-8271.

More information on services offered by the congressman's office is available on his website:

On the website, constituents can send the congressman a message or sign up for weekly email updates and periodic veterans and grants electronic newsletters.

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