Sharepoint 2007 Important message web part

is there a web part that will work in the following way on sharepoint 2007:
I would like to place a "hidden" webpart on the home page of our site that will only display content if a certain list is populated. We want it to point to a sharepoint list and when a user inputs an important message the webpart will appear on the home page with the content of the message. such as


- Due to important maintenance .....


Anybody know of such a beast?


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You can use an Announcements web part, but the difficulty is to hide the defaults that show when there are no entries in the list.  If you have SharePoint Designer, you can use conditional formatting to hide the Title and Body columns when the column is blank or contains the default text.  Then set the web part to have no Chrome. We use this to show alerts when we expect server downtime, etc.

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Grumpy_Old_ManAuthor Commented:
Apologies for taking so long. We've put this on the back burner for the time being, though I won't be surprised to have to revisit this soon. Thanks Teeda for your responce.

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