James Matthews Elementary School students host a balloon release during Red Ribbon Week Oct. 22-26. The event included a kick off assembly supported by the Pine Bluff Arsenal Employee Assistance Division. The division members, Cassandra Cosen and Pat Jenkins, provided students with 500 balloons, red ribbons, signs, banners, activity books and pledges about being drug free, according to a spokesman. Jenkins spoke to the student body. Louise Sullivan, school counselor, also led class lessons. Special to The Commercial