An aide to U.S. Rep. John Shimkus will be available in Johnson County next week to assist area constituents with any problems they may be having with federal government agencies.

The staff member will be at the Vienna City Hall, located at 205 N. Fourth St., from 8:30-10 a.m. on Oct. 1.

Constituents who need assistance with a federal issue but are not available 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.

Shimkus also maintains Facebook and YouTube accounts, where regular updates are posted.

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