It turns out it only happens on one client, a Windows 7 platform. On the other workstations, all Windows Vista, the List of Values message appears on the status line.
Removing the LOV from the item's property palette did not work. I removed it, saved and closed the form. Then re-opened the form, added the LOV, compiled and tried it. Did not change anything.
Edit.... Working on the form today, the "List of Values" message started showing up again. I have no clue what I changed, as I was making numerous modifications, and did not notice immediately when the message began working again. ...frustrating.
Message was edited by: SteveCosner