Arkansas Catholic Bishop Anthony Taylor, right, presents the Daniel Rudd Award to John Jacob, left, of Pine Bluff, and Jo Evelyn Elston of Little Rock Jan. 13. Awards were given by the Diocesan Council for Black Catholics, according to Arkansas Catholic newspaper. Taylor celebrated the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Mass at the Cathedral of St. Andrew at Little Rock and honored Elston of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church at Little Rock and Jacob of St. Peter Catholic Church at Pine Bluff. Jacob’s wife, Shirley, received the award in 2003. Special to The Commercial