Sister Spirit

Photos by Marlena Sloss/The Herald
Certified Nursing Assistant Nicki Smith of Loogootee, center, and her sister, Brandi Gibbs of Dubois, decorate Cathedral Health Care Center resident Joe Emmons’ Christmas tree at the center in Jasper on Thursday. The sisters dressed as Christmas trees with other staff members to boost morale and have a fun surprise for the residents. “A lot of them really enjoyed it,” Smith said. “Some didn’t recognize us.”


Certified Nursing Assistants Kristi Cottom of Dubois, left, Brandi Gibbs of Dubois, Nicki Smith of Loogootee, and Dianelys Vazquez of Jasper talk in the hallway at Cathedral Health Care Center in Jasper on Thursday.


Certified Nursing Assistant Brandi Gibbs of Dubois, left, and her sister, Nicki Smith of Loogootee, finish their charts at Cathedral Health Care Center in Jasper on Thursday.

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